Monday, December 11, 2017

NCBFG in pursuit of GHL*

Dec. 10, 2017, 10:40 PM AST Comments

This week, we at Bourse take a closer look at the offer and takeover bid by National Commercial Bank Financial Group Ltd (NCBFG) to acquire a majority stake in Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL). We provide an update on details of the offer.

Chamber unhappy at Anti-Gang defeat*

Dec. 8, 2017, 10:31 PM AST Comments

The largest private sector body in the country is not happy with this week’s developments in Parliament. “The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce is deeply disappointed that the Anti-Gang Bill 2017 has been defeated in Parliament,” it said in a media release yester

Is Mr Imbert the worst Finance Minister ever?*

Dec. 6, 2017, 12:15 AM AST Comments

While there are many readers who would answer ‘undoubtedly yes’ to the question in the headline of this column, a significant flaw in the public affairs discourse of this country is the inability of critics to acknowledge anything positive by the current administration. The wall of negat

TOSL looking to expand while others downsizing*

Dec. 6, 2017, 12:8 AM AST Comments

AS local companies continue to be challenged by spiralling crime, severe shortages of foreign exchange and higher tax rates, many companies have been forced to either downsized or close. TOSL Engineering Ltd has done the opposite.

Turkish cement returns to T&T*

Dec. 5, 2017, 11:53 PM AST Comments

Less than a month before Christmas, the offloading of over 20,000 metric tonnes of imported Turkish cement has thrown the local market for the commodity into a frenzy, with consumers and builders hoping for a holiday discount, but with TCL, the domestic producer of cement, fuming about unfair tradin

Making a career of handling crises*

Dec. 5, 2017, 11:47 PM AST Comments

WITH 15 years of experience in the field of corporate communications and public relations (PR) behind her, Lisa-Ann Joseph took the plunge and left her corporate sector job at energy giant bpTT to open her own firm, Reputation Management Caribbean (RMC), ten-years ago.

DR president proposes tourism plan with T&T*

Dec. 5, 2017, 11:27 PM AST Comments

The president of the Caribbean’s largest economy by gross domestic product (GDP) and the best performing tourist destination in the Caribbean by number of visitors, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) State of the Industry Report 2016 (before Hurricanes Irma and Maria), is pr

Zero tolerance for street vending in Chaguanas*

Dec. 5, 2017, 9:42 PM AST Comments

Street vendors in Chaguanas better look out as the borough’s mayor, Gopaul Boodhan, says street vending will not be tolerated this Christmas season. Boodhan said street vending is illegal and the borough will not be part of allowing something illegal to occur in the borough.

Securing your financial future*

Dec. 3, 2017, 9:28 PM AST Comments

This week, we at Bourse discuss one of the most important investment topics individuals confront: securing your financial future. Advances in medicine, more health-conscious lifestyles and the evolving terms/structures of sovereign pension and retirement necessitate a more proactive approach to how

IMF report causes row over VAT refund arrears*

Dec. 1, 2017, 10:19 PM AST Comments

A sharply worded difference of opinion has broken out between the Government and the T&T Chamber over the amount of money the Government owes the business community in VAT refunds—information that is contained in the recently released International Monetary Fund (IMF) country report on the T&T

Gopee-Scoon: We are not supporting flour price rise*

Nov. 29, 2017, 9:44 PM AST Comments

TRADE Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon says her Ministry will not support any increase in the price of flour at this time. She expressed disappointment in statements by chief executive officer of the National Flour Mills (NFM) Kelvin Mahabir, who in an Express Business report published yesterday, said tha