Category: Economics

#Infographic: What To Know Before Investing In A Stock

There are many persons who have no clue about how the stock market works, or how to judge whether stock is ‘good’ or ‘bad’. To assist and educate readers about this topic, The Gleaner (newspaper) published an article by Dr

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6 Frequently Asked Questions About Jamaica’s Economic Growth Council (EGC)

On April 27, 2016, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the launch of Jamaica’s Economic Growth Council (EGC) – a group tasked with advising the Jamaican government on the best ways to achieve economic growth in specific areas. Here are the

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Tips in Entrepreneurship: diGJamaica’s Top 10 Takeaways from Digital Housing 2016

“Every time you meet somebody new, it’s a contact, and you have that person for life.” “Failure is a stepping stone.” “Be clear on what you do and why you do it.” These were just some of the pointers shared

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IMF Approves US$1.64 billion Standby Arrangement for Jamaica

“The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a threeyear Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Jamaica to support the authorities’ continued economic reform agenda. Access under the SBA arrangement amounts to about US$ 1,64 billion (SDR 1,195.3 million),

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#Infographic: Who wants to work with weed in Jamaica?

See our list of the studies done on marijuana in Jamaica, with links. Or have a look at Jamaica’s Dangerous Drugs Act, which details the illegal uses of weed in Jamaica.

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Advice from Jamaican entrepreneurs

Pioneers. Leaders. Inventors. Innovators. Trendsetters. Risktakers. These are just some of the words used to describe entrepreneurs. When most people hear the word, they immediately conjure up images of a serious person in a business suit, in charge of a

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#FiveFactsFriday: Jamaica in the Global Gender Gap Report 2016

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been publishing Global Gender Gap Reports since 2006. Each year, they conduct studies and compile a list of the level of parity between males and females in a large number of countries. When the

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Jamaica, the Caribbean & De-Risking

    There has been much talk about de-risking in economic circles recently, centering especially around the impact it will have on Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region. The consensus from these groups seems to be that if left unchecked,

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De-Risking for Dummies: A Very Simple Explanation

What is de-risking? Derisking: “The phenomenon of financial institutions terminating or restricting business relationships with clients or categories of clients to avoid, rather than manage, risk.” (as defined by The World Bank) A simple way of understanding de-risking is to

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IMF, Jamaica reach staff-level agreement on standby three-year precautionary stand-by arrangement

Staff-level agreement was reached on a new SBA to support an economic program aimed at sustaining macroeconomic stability, boosting employment, raising living standards, and progressively reducing poverty. The precautionary SBA will be an insurance against unforeseen economic shocks that are

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