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Jamaica’s energy cost still too high – IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has said that Jamaica’s energy cost was still higher than that of its regional counterparts, stressing that this was why countries such as Trinidad and Tobago were more competitive in the manufact

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FCJ to sell factory spaces to tenants

The government has announced a shift in policy, which will see the Factories Corporation of Jamaica FCJ embarking on an aggressive programme of selling all factory spaces to existing tenants.
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Jamaica’s energy cost still too high – IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has said that Jamaica’s energy cost was still higher than that of its regional counterparts, stressing that this was why countries such as Trinidad and Tobago were more competitive in the manufact

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Credible budget the key to fundraising — Davies

Former finance and planning minister, Dr Omar Davies, says that the presentation of a credible budget will be of paramount importance to the securing of funding in the current international environment, characterised by a lack of confidence

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Wall Street meltdown drives Air J’s leases higher

Shirley Williams, the non-executive chairperson of the cash-strapped and debt-ridden national airline, Air Jamaica, has conceded that the current meltdown on Wall Street could push the cost of the airline’s leases higher although they are

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Credible budget the key to fundraising — Davies

Former finance and planning minister, Dr Omar Davies, says that the presentation of a credible budget will be of paramount importance to the securing of funding in the current international environment, characterised by a lack of confidence

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Wall Street meltdown drives Air J’s leases higher

Shirley Williams, the non-executive chairperson of the cash-strapped and debt-ridden national airline, Air Jamaica, has conceded that the current meltdown on Wall Street could push the cost of the airline’s leases higher although they are

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Calculating interest rates

Comparing prices on credit can, at times, be confusing. Although the price of credit is generally stated as a rate of interest, the amount of interest paid or earned depends on a number of other factors, including the method used to calcula

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Strong foreign direct investment inflow

Jamaica has again recorded another outstanding year in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), with inflow of US$866.5 million, based on the findings of the just released 2008 World Investment Report. The actual fiqure quoted in the rep

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Calculating interest rates

Comparing prices on credit can, at times, be confusing. Although the price of credit is generally stated as a rate of interest, the amount of interest paid or earned depends on a number of other factors, including the method used to calcula

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