Lucas sees 2018 as breakout year for UG’s School of Business

Five months after the University of Guyana’s School of Entrepreneurship and Business, (SEBI) was launched, Dean of the new institution, Guyanese-born Professor Leyland Lucas has told the Stabroek Business that some of the challenges that repose in ensuring that the institution delivers on its mandate repose in the fact that “it is different.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday November 30, 2017

Gold

Early in 2016, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman raised eyebrows in the country when he declared that the amount of gold being smuggled out of Guyana amounted to around 15,000 ounces weekly.

Stock market updates

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 750’s trading results showed consideration of $166,994,000 from 4,550,110 shares traded in 5 transactions as compared to session 749’s trading results which showed consideration of $125,617,908 from 3,516,258 shares traded in 10 transactions. 

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(Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation and published by Stabroek Business as a public service) The New Guyana Marketing Corporation has agreed to provide us with the above information which we will publish on a weekly basis subject to receipt.

First ever trade and investment exposition to be held next year

Budget speech talks up Small Business Bureau, Go-Invest…

The roles of the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) and the Small Business Bureau (SBB), two state agencies that have previously come under critical performance-related scrutiny have been highlighted in Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s 2018 budget presentation for their respective roles in investment facilitation and enabling the growth of small and micro enterprises.

GMSA, GCCI proffer mixed reviews of 2018 budget

The customary private sector responses to government annual budget proposals have again reflected a mix of praise and criticism with the latter, in the instances of both the Guyana Manufacturing & Services   Association (GMSA) and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) taking precedence over the former.

Putting more local products on our Supermarket Shelves

Much of the evidence of the steady growth of Guyana’s manufacturing sector, particularly its agro-processing sector, is to be found on the display shelves of the Guyana Marketing Corporation’s Guyana Shop at the corner of Robb and Alexander streets.

Budget 2018 promises game-changing ICT investment

By Karen Abrams In most developing economies, fostering innovation depends on developing a culture of creativity, curiosity, grit and problem solving among citizens, but it also depends heavily on the presence of solid ICT infrastructure upon which enterprising entrepreneurs and innovators can then build to provide cost effective, competitive goods, services and solutions to the local, regional global marketplace. 

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday November 30, 2017 Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Prices Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation

(Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation and published by Stabroek Business as a public service) The New Guyana Marketing Corporation has agreed to provide us with the above information which we will publish on a weekly basis subject to receipt.

Guyana’s largest Supermarket aiming to be ‘best in the business’

-Harry Mattai already engaging local farmers, manufacturers

The new multi-million dollar Mattai Food Market officially opened a week ago today provides, perhaps above everything else, encouraging signs of a measure of investor confidence in the country’s economy at a time when the soundings from local Business Support Organizations (BSO’s) are by no means excitedly upbeat.

‘We must begin to see China as a lucrative export market’

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Managing Director of the local consulting company CERULEAN, Lindel Danzie-Black has told the Stabroek Business that business relations between Guyana and China must, at the earliest possible time, begin to proceed on a paradigm shift that banishes the notion that those relations are only sustainable on the basis of Guyana’s role as an importer from the global manufacturing giant.

UG Chemistry graduate-turned-detergent manufacturer seeks more local market space

-wants hastening of 20% contract allocation for small businesses

A year into owning and operating what is almost certainly the first local company to manufacture such a broad range of detergents and sanitizers, Melissa Younge readily admits that her efforts to secure significant market recognition against a product base long dominated by better-known foreign brands has been no proverbial ‘walk in the park.’ Far from losing heart, however, she appears determined to soldier on, seemingly animated by a feeling that as far as business trends are concerned, the proverbial work is beginning to turn in Guyana.

December 1st marks 180th anniversary of Republic Bank’s first predecessor

Come December 1, Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited celebrates the 180th Anniversary of its operating presence in Guyana and a release from the Bank issued earlier this week highlighted the high points of its operations here, ranging from its humble start in 1836 with the founding of the British Guiana Bank in November of that year, to its contemporary significant operations under the name  Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited from twelve locations across Guyana in Berbice, Essequibo, East Bank Demerara, East Coast Demerara, West Coast Demerara, Georgetown, Linden and Lethem as well as what the management says are “plans for further expansion, providing a range of financial services for every stage and phase of life.” Its first operating location was at its Water and Robb streets location, which location remains in operation to this day.

T&T ready to build off-shore rigs

(Trinidad Guardian) Bring your platform blueprints and come. That’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s invitation to BP, seeking to have the company build its Cassia oil drilling platform in La Brea.

Barbados to benefit greatly from Sandals Canadian Marketing Incentive

(Barbados Nation) Barbados was one of the destinations taking centre stage at Sandals Resorts International Overdrive Unveiling Tour which travelled to over 21 cities in North America, the most recent of which were Toronto and Montreal, reaching a combined audience of nearly 750 Canadian travel agents.

Stock market updates

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 748’s trading results showed consideration of $1,305,450 from 2,901 shares traded in 5 transactions as compared to session 747’s trading results which showed consideration of $29,974,843 from 820,991 shares traded in 11 transactions.