UK jobless rate dips to 44-year low
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level in 44 years, official data showed yesterday, as the labour market shrugged off Brexit uncertainty.The jobless rate — the...

Paying US taxes as a green card holder
Jamaica Observer

GREEN card holders who live and work outside the US are enquiring as to whether they should file taxes. The short answer is 'yes'. All green card holders who reside and work outside the US are required to pay taxes as tax...

Firms say time is ripe for expansion
Jamaica Observer

Business operators' willingness to invest in new plant and equipment hit an all-time high during the last three months of 2018, soaring 10 points above the record of 141 points set in 2016.The data, which was released by...

Gas Pro promotes zero harm focus
Jamaica Observer

Massy Gas Products (Jamaica) Ltd (Gas Pro) is offering added value to consumers through its Liquefied Petroleum gas (LPG) safety protocols that emphasise a “zero harm focus”. The concept was explained by Gas Pro...

Time to take responsibility for your own career
Jamaica Observer

The changing nature of the profession and professional career paths means that accountants are having to develop their existing skills and learn new ones. But while professional accountants will need to take more...

Monroe Ellis to be key speaker at ACCA international conference
Jamaica Observer

Pamela Monroe Ellis, Auditor General of Jamaica, is to be a key speaker at the ACCA's 9th International Public Sector Conference, taking place in Prague on the 28 February and 1 March 2019.

Grace attracts large crowds at customer appreciation Party at Hope Gardens
Jamaica Observer

Caribbean conglomerate Grace Kennedy 's Customer Appreciation Day Out at Hope Gardens in Kingston last Sunday was a well-attended affair with the group's food products keeping the party going.

JSE moving towards listing digital currencies
Jamaica Observer

Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Marlene Street Forrest, has disclosed that the stock market is moving towards listing digital currencies, having completed a 60-day live trading pilot with...

Seaga laments imbalance of trade Cheaper to import than
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY — President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga believes that although the country is on the right path to increasing export growth, Government needs to address the...

Sandals gets behind local farmers
Jamaica Observer

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) continues to make a concerted effort to support and buy from the Jamaican farming industry and local manufacturing sector.Jamaica's leading hotel group spends over $500 million a year...

Business, consumer confidence up
Jamaica Gleaner

Consumers continued to show confidence in the economy as the fourth quarter of 2018 saw the index increasing to 175.5 points compared with 156 at the start of the year and 148 during the corresponding period in 2017.

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Jamaica Gleaner

Steven Jackson/Gleaner Writer The market

Wealth inequality out of control, Oxfam warns
Jamaica Gleaner

Wealth inequality

China’s 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low
Jamaica Gleaner

China’s economic Growth slowed to 6.6 per cent from 2017’s 6.9 per cent as both the world’s appetite for China’s exports and domestic consumer spending weakened, official data showed on Monday.

The evolution of stock index funds
Jamaica Gleaner

Forty years Later this year, however, US stock index funds may, for the first time, control more in assets than mutual funds run by stock-picking managers trying to deliver better returns than an index like the S&P...

Tokyo court rejects
Jamaica Gleaner

A Tokyo A statement from the Tokyo District Court announcing its decision gave no explanation for prolonging the detention of the 64-year-old star executive, which has drawn international scrutiny of Japan’s justice...

GAP uncertain of timeline for NMIA takeover
Jamaica Gleaner

The Mexican The takeover, according to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, or GAP – which translates to Pacific Airport Group – could be as far as a year away. “These figures do not include the integration...

Hendrickson planning Jamaica’s tallest high-rise
Jamaica Gleaner

Avia Collinder/Business Reporter It would

Argus shares fall 7.1
Royal Gazette

Shares of Argus Group Holdings Ltd fell 7. 1 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The insurer slipped 25 cents to close on 3. 25, a 52-week low, as 700 shares changed hands. Butterfield Bank gained 25 cents, or 0....

Shadow Finance Minister On Pre-Budget Report
Bernews

“This PLP Government is again raising taxes on Bermudians without sharing sacrifices by curtailing its own spending and has failed in its platform promise to balance the budget by 2019,” Shadow Minister of...

Chubb Buildings green credentials affirmed
Royal Gazette

The Chubb Building on Woodbourne Avenue is the first in Bermuda to be twice recertified as Leed Gold by the US Green Building Council. Leed, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building...

Chubb Building Earns Green Re-Certification
Bernews

The Chubb Building on Woodbourne Avenue is the first in Bermuda to be twice recertified as LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council, the company announced today. “LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental...

Interested In Learning About Running A Charity?
Bernews

Do you work for a nonprofit? Are you a Board member? Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of running a charity? If so, the Centre on Philanthropy said, “The Nonprofit Leadership Development Programme...

Carey Olsen recruits Bermudian Stevens
Royal Gazette

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen Bermuda has announced that Bermudian Sam Stevens, an international arbitration specialist, is to return to Bermuda and will join its dispute resolution practice as counsel. Mr Stevens, who...

Growth & Jobs | Get involved in agriculture - Holness says sector can grow economy
Jamaica Gleaner

Prime Minister Andrew has heightened the call for more Jamaicans "from all walks of life" to venture into agriculture, emphasising that the sector is an important contributor to the growth of the Jamaican economy....

New Co-Working Space Launched In Hamilton
Bernews

[Written by Don Burgess] Collaboration is at the heart of a new business co-founded by Natasha Tucker. She has a vision of entrepreneurs investing in...

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