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Economy Update: End of October 2015

    Above, is the October instalment of our monthly Economy Updates. Noteworthy stories include the Main Index of the JSE showing continued growth and reports that unemployment is at a three year low. For more information on Jamaica’s economic performance, check

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 23, 2015

No 2015 Poll – Portia Opts Not To Call Election This Year. Jamaicans will definitely not be called upon to vote for a government before Christmas. After being on the road for five weeks, People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson

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Just In: Liberty Media To Buy Cable & Wireless

Just in, it is confirmed that Liberty Global will buy Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) in a multi-billion dollar deal. News of the story broke on Liberty Media’s website and Bloomberg Business today. Here are ten facts about the deal that we

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National Science and Technology Month: Women Who Code

According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, currently, women in the United States hold 57% of professional jobs, but only 26% of computing jobs. Such statistics are compelling, because in the US, women are entering college at a

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Economy Update: Unemployment At Three Year Low

STATIN recently released its quarterly unemployment statistics, which means its time for an employment update. In Q3 2015, the unemployment rate was down to 13.1%, a decline of 0.7% since this time last year. This represents a three year low

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5 Facts: Liberty Global’s Potential Takeover of C&W

Over the last year, a number of mergers took place in the Jamaican business landscape. One of the biggest stories was the joining of Columbus International and Cable & Wireless Communications. More recently, news broke that Liberty Global is in talks

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Economy Update: End of September 2015

Above, have a look at our Economy Update for September 2015, showing the performance of key economic indicators and the percentage change comparison to 12 months ago. Note, that the statistics provided for YTD Remittances and Tourist Arrivals are not for

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5 Facts: Tourism In Jamaica

World Tourism Day, September 27, was created to talk about the global impact of tourism. Under the theme “1 Billion Tourists, 1 Billion Opportunities”, this day seeks to highlight and encourage tourism as used for the greater good of development. Though a tiny

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Tourist Industry Update: Arrivals Report September 2014

Click Image diGJamaica’s Industry Dashboard has more information including two-year comparisons for Stopover Arrivals and Cruiseship Arrivals. Check it out here.

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Business Update: Exchange Rate & Stock Market Report

Exchange Rate October 30, 2014, the last day of trading for the month, the US dollar traded for an average selling rate of J$112.76:US$1.00, representing a less than one per cent depreciation relative to the ending of the previous month.

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