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Negotiations between state-owned National Gas Company (NGC) and the world’s second largest methanol producer, foreign-owned Methanol Holdings Trinidad Ltd (MHTL), broke down earlier this year because the two parties could not reach agreement on the volume of natural gas the NGC was prepared to provide to MHTL and not because of a large difference on the...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

As someone who has consistently used this space to advocate that locals invest their surplus funds in companies that are listed on the local stock exchange, I have owned shares in National Enterprises Ltd (NEL) on at least three occasions.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB), Dr Terrence Farrell, yesterday lamented the inadequacy of incentives and other kinds of support for investment in export-generating activities.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

 Hotels in Trinidad will see full occupancy for the Carnival period but more needs to be done to ensure there is full occupancy rates in hotels for the rest of the year, says Brian Frontin, CEO, Trinidad Hotels, Restau­rants & Tourism Association (THRTA).

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Q: Startups face endless issues and founders often forget that their employees are their most valuable asset. I’m a 17-year-old entrepreneur, and I know that my staff’s motivation is critical to a company’s success.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A major contributor to improved results at RBC Financial (Caribbean) Ltd was the huge reduction in impairment losses.

Let us now review RBC Financial (RBCFCL) results for the year ended October 2016.

 

Changes in financial position

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Crude oil stockpiles are expected to empty significantly during the third quarter as continued production restraint from OPEC interacts with the seasonal increase in consumption.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Oil prices declined on Monday by about two per cent, the most since mid-January, pressured by a stronger dollar and signs of rising US crude output.

Investors were meanwhile underwhelmed by an OPEC report showing high compliance with last year’s production-cut deal.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The apparent attempt by the Barbadian Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler to remove the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB), Dr Delisle Worrell, has caught many people in T&T and throughout the region by surprise.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

There is always much talk of “feeding the nation,” or as it is also described, “having food security.”

We can think of food security at the level of the individual citizen or food security for the country. At both levels, the sources of food will be this country or other countries.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Lower returns from the energy sector due to weaker prices and a drop in production weighed down T&T’s economy in 2016, though stronger prospects for the industry in the new year should fuel a rebound in 2017.

 

Budget to bite back

 

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