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FINANCE Minister Larry Howai met with representatives from the business community last week to discuss the way forward for increasing the number of listings on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange (TTSE) and, in particular, to engage the listing of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), an initiative which was announced in the Budget.
ECONOMIST Dr Ronald Ramkissoon says Finance Minister Larry Howai made the right decision recently when he went to Parliament, seeking to raise the ceiling on the sum which Government can borrow through the sale of Treasury Notes (T-Notes) and Treasury Bills (T- Bills), in order to “mop up” to mop up an estimated $6 billion of excess liquidity.
THIS country needs financial mechanisms, instruments and innovations in order to add value and sophistication to the evolution of its financial system. What it does not need however, is another bank.
AUSTRALIA did it about a year ago, but only after a long-running legal battle between the government and the tobacco industry. Now, the UK government is getting serious about introducing it here.
WE fully support the plea issued last week by the Trinidad and Tobago of Industry and Commerce for greater efforts to be made to curb the carnage on the nation’s roads. However we believe as important as this is, of equal importance is the need to curb the congestion on the nation’s roads, which continues to cost the country thousands, possibly mil(...)
THE marriage of sport and gambling, once a commercial match seemingly made in heaven, is facing some tough questions as corruption scandals continue to rock officials, players and fans.
WHEN TSTT’s Head of Purchasing and Supply Jim Leung Chee says that TSTT is good for local business, he isn’t just talking about the products and service the company offers. “It is crucial that as a local company, we support other local enterprises by sourcing as much goods and services from local suppliers as possible.”
THERE was no shame… only the beaming radiance of pride and still a bit of disbelief. Those were the emotions of Mr Melvin Awer who hit the Super Lotto Jackpot last October in Barbados.
IN July of this year, CIBC FirstCaribbean set a target of raising US $30,000 to support cancer patients across the region through its regional Walk for the Cure. Three months later, the bank’s employees across the region are set to hand over more than three times the original target to cancer support groups in the Caribbean, having raised USD $104(...)
MCDONALD’s recently announced the arrival of the 2013 Collectible Christmas Coke Glasses for the holiday season. The four limited edition glasses were available as of November 29 for $11 with the purchase of a McCombo. The glasses can also be purchased individually for $15.
THE Digicel Kick Start Academy, which sees 39 aspiring young footballers from across the region come together to train for one week under coaches from the Chelsea Football Club Foundation, is not just about imparting technical footballing skills, but also developing these players as young ambassadors for their countries. This week has seen young pl(...)
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