Business

Top Canadian CEOs made more than 200 times average worker — study

Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Canada's 100 highest paid CEOs made more than 200 times the income of the ordinary worker in 2016, raking in an average Can$10.4 million (US$8.3 million), a study found yesterday. Read More

2017 safest year for post-war civil aviation: industry agencies

Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) — Last year was the safest year for civil aviation since plane crash statistics were first compiled in 1946, two industry studies have found. Read More

California pot: Smoke 'em (or eat 'em) if you can get 'em

Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

OAKLAND, California (AP) — It wasn't exactly reefer madness on Monday last as California launched the first legal sales of recreational marijuana, but those who could find the drug celebrated the historic day, lining up early for ribbon cuttings, freebies and offerings ranging from... Read More

India buys Israeli missiles ahead of Netanyahu visit

Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — India is to buy 131 surface-to-air missiles from Israel in a US$70 million deal, the defence ministry announced yesterday ahead of a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read More

Global markets turn lower as 2018 trading gets underway

Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets turned lower in European hours on Tuesday, the first day of trading in 2018, as investors looked ahead to whether the record-setting equity run will last.  Read More

Make reforms while sun shines on world economy: Lagarde

Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has urged France and other countries to push through reforms “while the sun is shining” on the global economy. Read More

BP to take US$1.5bn hit on US tax reforms

Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British energy major BP said yesterday that it expected to take a US$1.5-billion (1.2-billion-euro) hit from US President Donald Trump's tax reforms. Read More

Google moved US$19b to Bermuda to avoid tax: Bloomberg

Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) — Google moved 15.9 billion euros (US$19.2 billion) to a Bermuda shell company in 2016, saving it billions of dollars in taxes that year, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, quoting regulatory filings in the Netherlands. Read More

With 4,300 new shareholders, VMIL aims for greater financial inclusion

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Observer writer | Sunday, December, 31 2017    

Having set out to achieve the financial independence and inclusion of it members and potential investors, the Victoria Mutual Group is now on a mission “to become the leading Caribbean-based provider of financial services”, according to Chief Investment... Read More

Red Stripe appoints Moses Williams to head sales in Papua New Guinea

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

With its newly launched production line running at full throttle, Red Stripe is getting ready to increase exports in 2018. Read More

Expand your thinking – money is not cash…

Dennise Williams | Sunday, December, 31 2017    

So many of us are trapped. We think that life really needs to be this way. We firmly believe that our lot in life is to suffer. And we hang around people who believe the same thing. Read More

The cryptocurrency enigma

Yanique Leiba-Ebanks | Sunday, December, 31 2017    

You would not be living on this planet if you haven't heard about bitcoin. This is a digital currency used online as a method of payment which has been making headlines for quite a while now. Read More

Chicago murder rate declines, but still alarmingly high

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — After years away, Anthony Davis returned home to Chicago last year to take care of his elderly father. Read More

In California, high hopes for 'green rush' with advent of legal pot

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – At the stroke of midnight on January 1, pot lovers in California may raise a joint, instead of a glass of champagne. Read More

Jamaica tops Caribbean in Forbes Magazine global report on doing business

Saturday, December, 30 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Jamaica is the highest ranked Caribbean Community country, while the French-speaking island of Haiti is ranked among the worst three countries in the world for doing business, according to the US-based Forbes Magazine... Read More



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