Monday, May 15, 2017

Opportunities on the horizon?

May 14, 2017, 9:4 PM AST Comments

This week, we at Bourse take a closer look at the highlights of the 2017 Mid-year Budget Review as presented by the Honourable Minister of Finance on May 10th 2017, placing particular emphasis on opportunities and implications to investors.

Unemployment rate 4%, says CSO*

May 12, 2017, 10:14 PM AST Comments

The Central Statistical Office has reported a decrease in Trinidad and Tobago’s unemployment rate—from 4.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2016 to four per cent in the third quarter. However, compared to the third quarter of 2015, there was an overall increase in the unemployment rate.



How to invest without sacrificing your values

May 11, 2017, 3:43 PM AST Comments

Social values may not be the first thing that comes to mind when investing in the stock market, but there are numerous ways for investors to align their portfolios with their beliefs and passions.

Petrotrin has 5-year plan*

May 10, 2017, 9:52 PM AST Comments

There’s light at the end of the tunnel for Petrotrin, says president of the State-owned oil and gas company, Fitzroy Harewood. He was speaking yesterday at a luncheon hosted by the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago at Cara Suites Hotel and Conference Centre, Claxton Bay.


Guardian Media loses $509,000

May 10, 2017, 9:51 PM AST Comments

Faced with a net loss of $509,000 for the first quarter of 2017, Guardian Media Limited (GML) says it is placing major emphasis on cutting costs and increasing revenue. The Guardian newspaper and television station CNC3 are part of the GML group.


No fuel price hike

May 10, 2017, 3:39 PM AST Comments

By Sandhya Santoo - There will be no increase of fuel prices, says Finance Minister Colm Imbert.


100 free flights in one year?

May 10, 2017, 9:27 AM AST Comments

By Kim Boodram - THE Joint Select Committee (JSC) of the Parliament intends making recommendations for changes to the operating policy of Caribbean Airlines (CAL) after finding that the current modus operandi allows for abuse of company privileges and a heap of inefficiencies at taxpayer expense.

Sabga's Legacy*

May 10, 2017, 3:20 AM AST Comments

IF there is a business frontier that he might have contemplated conquering before he passed on last week at age 94, Anthony Norman Sabga must have considered export-oriented thrusts that would earn much more foreign exchange to at least service ANSA McAL’s requirements in light of the shortage


Borrowing to pay off debt*

May 10, 2017, 3:15 AM AST Comments

FINANCIAL experts are recommending Trinidad and Tobago adopt fiscal rules in the face of a rising debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio, for which the country lost its investment grade rating at Moody’s Investors Service late last month. During an April 18 interview at the Inter-American


Guyana? You off your rocker!*

May 10, 2017, 3:7 AM AST Comments

ANYONE suggesting as recently as five years ago that Guyana, the headquarters territory of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom), would become an oil and gas producer and exporter, would be considered to have gone off their rocker. But that is exactly what is about to happen, as the wo


PPPs vital to close infranstructure gap in region*

May 10, 2017, 2:52 AM AST Comments

A NEW World Bank report launched in Sao Paulo last week says that Latin America and the Caribbean have significant potential to increase Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to help close its infrastructure gap. However, to achieve that, the Washington-based financial institution said the region shoul


Woodman of the Year*

May 10, 2017, 2:43 AM AST Comments

RECORDS are made to be broken. It is in man's nature to continue to strive to do just that. Richard Branson said that. As an owner and co-founder of Virgin Records, he knows what he is talking about and even though some people say that he repeats himself like a broken record, he is far from broke