Business News Jamaica

  • Alumina Price in China and the West: https://tmsnrt.rs/33iBvD9. LONDON, Oct 10- The alumina market is currently seeing a widening gap in pricing between China and the rest of the world. Outside of China the price of the aluminium input has fallen below $300 per tonne for the first time since the second quarter of 2017..

  • *Alumina Price in China and the West: https://tmsnrt.rs/33iBvD9. LONDON, Oct 10- The alumina market is currently seeing a widening gap in pricing between China and the rest of the world. Outside of China the price of the aluminium input has fallen below $300 per tonne for the first time since the second quarter of 2017..

  • The speaker was Jeremy Corbyn, then a backbench Member of Parliament on the hard left of the Labour Party. In a backbench career spanning more than three decades, Corbyn voted against his own Labour Party over 400 times. He became Labour Party leader in 2015..

  • MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas, Sept 5- Richard Johnson said his six-year-old brother Adrian was just too small to withstand Hurricane Dorian. The boy was blown into churning storm surge and is among thousands of people missing, many children, after the worst hurricane to hit the Bahamas. An international relief effort was trying to overcome formidable logistical...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- An international relief effort gathered pace on Thursday to help stunned residents of the Bahamas, where the health minister predicted a "staggering" death toll from Hurricane Dorian, now churning northward off the coast of South Carolina. Aerial video of the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas worst hit by the then-Category 5...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- An international relief effort to bring humanitarian aid to stunned residents of the Bahamas gathered pace on Thursday as Hurricane Dorian churned northward off the coast of South Carolina, threatening storm surges and flooding. Aerial video of the worst-hit Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas showed widespread devastation, with...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- Stunned residents of the Bahamas surveyed the wreckage of their homes and officials struggled to assess the number killed by Hurricane Dorian, as the storm bore down on the South Carolina coast on Thursday, threatening record flooding. Some 70,000 people in the Bahamas needed immediate humanitarian relief after the most damaging storm...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- Stunned residents of the Bahamas surveyed the wreckage of their homes and officials struggled to assess the number killed by Hurricane Dorian, as the storm bore down on the South Carolina coast, threatening record flooding on Thursday. The United Nations said 70,000 people in the Bahamas needed immediate humanitarian relief after the...

  • *More than 13,000 homes destroyed or damaged in Bahamas. NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- Hurricane Dorian left stretches of the Bahamas looking as if they had been carpet bombed and was regaining strength as it crawled up the U.S. The United Nations said 70,000 people in the Bahamas needed immediate humanitarian relief after the most damaging storm ever to hit the island...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 4- Survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas thronged rescue helicopters on Wednesday and the United Nations said 70,000 people needed immediate humanitarian relief after one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record devastated the island group. The most damaging storm to strike the island nation, Dorian killed 20 people when...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Emerging market policymakers slashed interest rates in August, taking their lead from major central banks including the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank and joining in efforts to shore up their economies. Some of the August interest rate cuts- like in Mexico and Thailand- took markets by surprise.

  • LONDON, July 5- The International Seabed Authority has rejected criticism from Greenpeace over its handling of ocean mining, fueling a spat that threatens to overshadow talks this month by the U.N. body towards rules for deep sea mining. Greenpeace, which wants a moratorium at least until the ocean depths are better understood, issued a report this week warning...

  • LONDON, July 2- Emerging market central banks accelerated interest rate cuts in June, with policymakers rushing to trim benchmarks as major central banks including the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank adopted a more dovish tone. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC- Policymakers cut interest rates by 50 basis points to 5% on June 30. https://bit.ly/2Jg2erB.

  • SRI LANKA- The central bank cut its key interest rates by 50 basis points on May 31, as widely expected, to support its faltering economy as overall business and consumer confidence slumped following last month's deadly bomb attacks. TAJIKISTAN- The central bank reduced the refinancing rate to 13.25% from 14.75% on May 31. ANGOLA- Angola's central bank cut its...

  • LONDON, May 1- Interest rate cuts by emerging market central banks outstripped rate hikes for a third straight month in April, taking their cue from the dovish turn of major central banks from the U.S. UKRAINE- Ukraine's central bank trimmed its main interest rate to 17.5 percent on April 25, the first decrease in the past two years. INDIA- The central bank cut the...

  • *China says BRI to provide sustainable, high-quality growth. BEIJING, April 27- President Xi Jinping on Saturday hailed deals worth more than $64 billion signed during China's Belt and Road Initiative this week as he sought to reassure skeptics the project will deliver sustainable growth for all involved. Xi said market principles will apply in all Belt and...

  • President Donald Trump

    U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Friday with the leaders of the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia at his Florida resort, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping attends an event commemorating the 200th birth anniversary of the founding father of communism Karl Marx in Beijing, China May 4, 2018.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to lower tariffs, broaden market access, and import more from overseas at the start of a trade expo designed to demonstrate goodwill amid mounting frictions with the U.S. and others.

  • Michael Condran | Skylark 

    From Florida to Jamaica and Canada to Egypt, these fancy new hotels have cheap rates this summer.

  • A woman protects herself from the rain with plastic after hurricane Matthew, in Port-au-Prince, on October 4, 2016.

    Hurricane Matthew was nearing the Bahamas, regaining some of the strength it had lost after swiping Cuba and leaving a trail of destruction in Haiti.