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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Friday losing more ground, with an advance/decline ratio of 34/39. The JSE Combined Index declined by 2280.59 points or 0.61 per cent to close at 372,251.10. The JSE Main Market Index was down...
Carol Coy, director general, Statistical Institute of Jamaica.

A COVID-19 study conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Statin, has found that 57 per cent of Jamaican households saw a reduction in income between the onset of the coronavirus in March and September. The data affirms the results of a...

Managing Director of IronRock Insurance Company, Evan Thwaites.

The number of car crashes have fallen since the April imposition of COVID-19 curfews, but the damage sustained in motor accidents were found to be more severe. The upshot for IronRock is that claims are tracking apace with last year, despite fewer...

People are still using cheques but since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic usage has dropped by one-third, according to data from the Bank of Jamaica, BOJ. In an era of physical distancing the use of cheques seems less efficacious. Just over $100...

Real estate investment trust Kingston Properties Limited, KPREIT, plans to spend no more than $60 million on improvements to its newest acquisition, commercial property at East Ashenheim Road in Kingston, before going to the market in search of...

DHL Jamaica holds the bulk of the US$53.5-million ($7.8 billion) import parcel market, inclusive of the movement of business bulk online orders and even friendly care packages, according to the Fair Trading Commission, FTC. “DHL is the market...

The United States Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. The lawsuit marks the government’s most...

Danica Marcos is willing to be infected with COVID-19. While other people are wearing masks and staying home to avoid the disease, the 22-year-old Londoner has volunteered to contract the new coronavirus as part of a controversial study that hopes...

OP-ED CONTRIBUTION: COVID AND THE ECONOMY The world economy has risen from the depths of the initial COVID-19 plunge. But the recovery has been tepid, uneven, and fragile – and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Start with the good...

Two brokerage firms have placed higher valuations on the NCB Financial Group stock, NCBFG, above its current trading price, notwithstanding differing expectations of the banking conglomerate’s performance under recessionary conditions. The stock...
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