Increasing income driving growth of Jamaica's fast food industry — Forbes
Jamaica Observer

A recent Forbes article penned by environmental, food and agriculture writer Daphne Ewing-Chow, entitled 'The Globalisation Of Fast Food, Public Health And Why We Should Have An Eye On Jamaica', noted that quick-service...

Kelly Akin | FTC power to review mergers and acquisitions
Jamaica Gleaner

OP-ED CONTRIBUTION: LEGAL AFFAIRS Companies considering a merger with or acquisition of a competitor in their market should consider whether that transaction may run afoul of the competition legislation. Such a...

Twitter profit rises
Jamaica Gleaner

Twitter Inc on Tuesday trumpeted strong quarterly growth in earnings and users. The company said net income for the first three months of the year rose on strong ad demand. Daily users rose 11 per cent to 134 million for...

David Boxer auction sparks a bit of art interest
Jamaica Gleaner

The David Boxer auction held earlier this month provided a snapshot of the state-of-art investment in Jamaica, with just half the nearly $20 million worth of pieces on sale finding buyers. The auction saw the unlocking of...

Annual exports up by one-third
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaican exports grew by nearly 38 per cent last year, a pace that was nearly four times faster than the rise in imports. Still at a value of US$1.88 billion, the goods that Jamaicans sell to foreign markets was less than...

Credit bureaus call for mandatory info sharing, law up for review
Jamaica Gleaner

Adjustments to the law that polices credit bureaus are under consideration, a development that two of the three players say should open up the market to new products and services that they are currently barred from...

Household debt skyrockets
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaican households are servicing three times more debt than a decade ago. The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is reporting that $56.60 of every $100 of household income goes towards the servicing of personal loans, the highest...

NCB launches online mortgage portal
Jamaica Gleaner

National Commercial Bank (NCB) has developed a new online portal for mortgages that is meant to move loans through the door more speedily. It is part of the bank’s digital initiative, the Agile lab, which has now...

Proven Global goes ‘live’
Jamaica Gleaner

Proven Wealth Limited has launched a platform that allows Jamaican investors more options to live-trade US stocks at cheaper prices, becoming the second local broker known to offer such services. “Customers are...

Mali hopes to cotton on to added value
Jamaica Observer

SIBY, Mali (AFP) — For five months straight the farm-hands in the Malian village of Siby walk out together to the cotton fields, a clean sack in hand, for a long day of the meticulous work of picking the crop.In this...

Inflation nightmare returns to haunt Zimbabwe
Jamaica Observer

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — The price of bread almost doubled for Zimbabweans last week, as the inflation nightmare that marked the rule of long-time authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe returns to haunt his successor...

Tourists flee Sri Lanka, as travel
Jamaica Observer

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Tourists are scrambling to flee Sri Lanka and cancelling holidays after a string of deadly suicide blasts that have sparked concerns the lucrative tourism industry could be sent into a...

The ethical gold rush: Gilded age for guilt-free jewellery
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) — Forget how many carats — how ethical is your gold? As high-end consumers demand to know the origin of their treasures, some jewellers are ensuring they use responsibly sourced,...

Plans for higher quality goats and sheep
Jamaica Observer

As part of a growth plan for the goat and sheep industries, the Small Ruminants Association of Jamaica (SRAJ) is seeking to work with local farmers to produce high-quality meat animals, while exploring the potential of...

Twitter profit rises as Trump demands 'fairer' social media
Jamaica Observer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter Incorporated yesterday trumpeted strong quarterly growth in earnings and users, while President Donald Trump tweeted criticism of the social media site for allegedly discriminating...

Coca-Cola surprises investors with better-than-expected first quarter
Jamaica Observer

ATLANTA (AP) — The Coca-Cola Co surprised investors with a better-than-expected first quarter, but it's still expecting slower growth for the full year.Coke reported net income of US$1.7 billion, or 39 cents per...

US newhome sales climb 4.5% in March
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new US homes increased 4.5% in March, the third-straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year that caused homebuying...

BGLC targets international best practices
Jamaica Observer

The Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission (BGLC) has embarked on a programme to update its enterprise risk management approach and implement a business continuity management strategy that observes international best...

Scotia customers get Sterling treatment at The Destination Experience
Jamaica Observer

Customers and staff of Scotiabank Jamaica were treated to an empowering and captivating session from world-class keynote speaker on exponential growth and transformational leadership, Sterling Hawkins.The session was a...

Covey for ICAC conference
Jamaica Observer

Best-selling author and renowned business executive Stephen M R Covey will visit Jamaica for the 37th Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC). The two-day conference begins on...

Business forms: Using the right ones for your business
Jamaica Observer

BUSINESS activities are an essential part of every society. Their success, especially when first starting up, depends on many social and economic variables, but one of the most important things is what legal form the...

C&W business refreshes contact centre operation
Jamaica Observer

LEADING business solutions and services provider, C&W Business Jamaica has upgraded its contact centre offering to allow businesses unmatched flexibility design, creation and management under the brand– the Cloud...

Food imports drop 5%
Jamaica Observer

For the calendar year 2018, preliminary estimates from Statin show that the quantity of food imported into Jamaica declined by 5.1 per cent, compared with food imports in 2017, Minister of Industry, Investment, Commerce...

How to make LinkedIn work for you! Part 1
Jamaica Observer

LinkedIn , around since 2002, is somehow seen as the least sexy of the social networks. Less of a fun time than the other social networks, it is also often the most neglected — with individuals focusing a lot more on...

JSE presses ahead for micro stock market
Jamaica Observer

REFERENCING the success of the Junior Stock Exchange over the past decade, managing director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Marlene Street Forrest, says the JSE will be pressing for the establishment of the micro...

MSME is crucial to the growth of the economy – Audley Shaw
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw said the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) are crucial to the growth of the country and it is, therefore, paramount that the Government of...

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