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Marcus James, CEO of Access Financial Services Limited.

Few microfinance companies have finalised their review of the legislation that will soon police their business practices, but those who have are worried. One of the top companies in the field, Access Financial Services Limited, warned this week...

Norbrook Equity Partners is working on a plan that aims to develop ice supply into a regional market. It starts with the $350 million that the investment holding company Norbrook and its joint-venture partners in Pure National Limited, PNL, are...

Insurance company Guardian Life broke ground for its second high-rise development in two years, a 176-unit luxury apartment complex costing $4 billion, to be known as The Cambridge. Its first, the 66-unit Hampshire, located in proximity to the...

Disney has closed its US$71-billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, a deal that is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this...

The German government’s panel of economic advisers nearly halved its German growth forecast for this year to 0.8 per cent — the latest in a long list of downgrades for Europe’s biggest economy. In a regular update Tuesday, the panel cut its 2019...

First Global Bank has created a hub to serve small and medium enterprises that are attempting to scale up their operations. President and CEO Mariame McIntosh Robinson, who announced the creation of The FGB SME Hub at First Global annual SME...

Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, says Britain should leave the European Union, EU, by the start of elections to the European Parliament on May 23 if the country is not taking part. That’s earlier than the request...

In a deal said to be worth $4 billion, the owners of Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) have snapped up rival energy outfit Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC) giving the American parent control over 250 megawatts of domestic rated capacity. The...

Pear Tree Xpress is spending upwards of $300 million on the expansion of the office complex, new equipment and a new management information system, NIS, all intended to double capacity. The print company is adding space upstairs its Kingston...
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