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Larry Summers could return to US Treasury Secretary position

Laurence Summers, former chief economist at the World Bank and President Bill Clinton’s second Treasury Secretary, who is now president of Harvard University, could replace ‘King’ Henry Hank Paulson as America’s 75th Treasury Secret

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Gov’t must revise targets and shake up economic team

    During the great debates with the monetarists, Cambridge University’s professor, John Maynard Keynes, contended that the primary role of government is to pursue policies which lead to the highest levels of employment an

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Securing financing for businesses

By Andrea Scarlett-Lozer
Contributor


    It has long been a trite principle that available financing is the life blood of a business. Businesses will require financing for long term or capital projects

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Revenues run behind

Government revenues and grants were running at $5.45 billion below budget during the period April to September of this fiscal year, while borrowing was running at $20.7 billion above the $66.86 billion projected for by Finance and the Publi

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Moody’s says Jamaica could be downgraded in three months

Moody’s Investor Service on Tuesday followed Standard & Poors and placed Jamaica on its watch list for a downgrade in three months time, because of the impact of the ongoing global financial crisis on the local economy. This is althou

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Micro-financing initiative alleviating poverty

The efforts of the Kingston Restoration Company (KRC) and its partners to tackle the issue of poverty reduction through the Micro Enterprise Financing Limited (MEFL) has been met with success, as the KRC’s executive director Morin Seymour

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Micro-financing initiative alleviating poverty

The efforts of the Kingston Restoration Company (KRC) and its partners to tackle the issue of poverty reduction through the Micro Enterprise Financing Limited (MEFL) has been met with success, as the KRC’s executive director Morin Seymour

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Why an Obama victory will be good for Jamaica and the world

The locomotive theory posits that America is the locomotive of the international economy because it produces some 27.77 per cent of the world’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which climbed to US$54 trillion in 2006. The US is also the

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Why an Obama victory will be good for Jamaica and the world

The locomotive theory posits that America is the locomotive of the international economy because it produces some 27.77 per cent of the world’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which climbed to US$54 trillion in 2006. The US is also the

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PM bats for social partnership

The Bruce Golding government is moving to revive labour market reform and talks for a social partnership, which was started by its predecessor but never materialised.
    Prime Minister Golding has directed his labour mini

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