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Jamaica’s largest and most profitable financial services group, NCB Financial Group Limited yesterday announced its intention to acquire a majority stake in local insurance giant Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL).

According to a release issued yesterday, the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, NCB Global Holdings Limited, extended an offer...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NEW YORK—Americans’ concerns about jobs and inflation eased somewhat in April, pushing the Consumer Confidence Index higher. The increase comes after an unexpected drop in March.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Barrick Gold Corp has agreed to pay US$7.68 billion for Equinox Minerals, pitting the world’s largest gold miner against China’s Minmetals Resources in a battle for increasingly scarce copper assets. Equinox shares jumped 11.6 per cent in Toronto after the announcement on Monday, a signal that...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

TOKYO—Toyota Motor Co may slip to No.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WASHINGTON—A year after the largest offshore oil spill in US history, some experts are pondering the next doomsday scenario—a massive oil well blowout in the icy waters off Alaska’s northern coast. Like the deepest waters of the Gulf, the shallow but frigid seas off Alaska are a...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

 NEW YORK—A warning from Standard & Poor’s that mounting debts put the US government’s credit rating at risk blindsided markets last Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average lost more than 240 points in the morning before recovering.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TOKYO—Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said the country’s economy will likely shrink in the first half of 2011 due mainly to stalled output in the wake of Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. “We are now expecting...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

 DUBAI—Qatargas said on Saturday it signed a 2.4 million tonnes per year three year contract to supply liquefied natural gas to Britain's Centrica. “As per the agreement, Qatargas will deliver up to 2.4 million tonnes per annum of LNG from the Qatargas 4 project to the UK Isle...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

NEW ORLEANS—Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it could be too late to assess the crude's impact on pelicans, shrimp and other species by the time studies begin. The spring nesting...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A $50 million agricultural plan to obtain sustainable food production and help reduce rising food prices, using 1,000 acres of Caroni’s 1975 Ltd under-utilised agricultural lands in Edinburgh is up in the air. The proposal, put forward by Caroni’s 1975 Ltd CEO Deosaran Jagroo to scores of former...

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