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Banks still not making enough loans to productive sector

 Data released by the Nethersole Place based central bank indicate that the total loan portfolio of the country’s six commercial banks stood at 38 per cent of their total assets or 38 cents in loans for every dollar of assets, as

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Major international software company eyes Jamaica for business

An international software company has placed Jamaica among a list of five other countries which it is now looking at as a possible location to establish a top-of-the-line information technology (IT) centre. Representatives of the compan

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Wehby calls for CDB help with debt management

Don Wehby, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance, is calling on the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to help countries in the region manage their debt burdens.

Speaking at the bank’s 38th annual general meeting i

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Gov’t still out of touch with the rest of the world

Columbia University’s Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, who is widely reputed to be the archdeacon of globalisation, described  the concept as the social, economic, political, technological and cultural integration of the world. Simply,

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Call for implementation, enforcement

Environmental non-government organisations (NGOs) and interests are calling on the government to demonstrate the political will to actually implement solid policies related to environmental protection and management and ensure that they

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JMMB could get commercial banking licence

The island’s six commercial banks whose loan to assets ratio is a mere 38 per cent, could be in for some stiff competition if the Keith Duncan, Donna Duncan Scott and Dr. Noel Lyon-led Jamaica Money Market Brokers Group Limited (JMMB)

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Pay your taxes

 Finance and the Public Service Minister, Audley Shaw, is calling upon the members of corporate Jamaica to pay up their outstanding taxes.

Speaking at the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ)/Citibank annual economic

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NCB celebrates SMEs

National Commercial Bank has launched an initiative,  the first of its kind to recognize and celebrate Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME) in Jamaica.

Dubbed the “NCB Nation Builders Awards”, it will be unlike most ot

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IDB to help Jamaica improve its public sector efficiency

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will be providing a US$1.6 million facility to the Government of Jamaica (GoJ), to help improve the efficiency levels of the public sector, which currently employs some 90,000 people at a project

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World Bank and IMF to help with food, energy crises

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have promised to help low-income and developing countries deal with the social and economic crises caused by galloping food and energy prices. This is because both institutions rec

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