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Scotiabank, ICC to host seminar on energy efficiency

Although world energy prices have fallen by over 50 per cent from the peak of US$147.27 per barrel, Scotiabank Small Business Banking, in conjunction with the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), will be hosting a seminar for small

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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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Sliding J$ driving inflation

The precipitous slide in the value of the Jamaican dollar since the start of this month will push the country’s point-to-point calendar and fiscal year-to-date inflation rates higher, despite the steep falls in oil and other commodity pri

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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

Read More »

Sliding J$ driving inflation

The precipitous slide in the value of the Jamaican dollar since the start of this month will push the country’s point-to-point calendar and fiscal year-to-date inflation rates higher, despite the steep falls in oil and other commodity pri

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Study concludes J’ca should use productivity-driven growth model

A study carried by two economists, Dr. Charles Douglas and Dwayne Daley, has suggested that Jamaica abandon its input-driven growth model.
    Instead, the study commissioned by the Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC) sugges

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Decline in US economy will affect Jamaica

The decline in America’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by US$50 billion or 0.3 per cent during the September quarter is likely to have a negative impact on the Jamaica and global economies.
    This, because the decline w

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BOJ moves to protect financial system

(The following is a statement from the Bank of Jamaica on the initiatives to protect the financial system.)


Several local financial institutions, as a matter of routine business, enjoy, credit arrangements with ov

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