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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Few items in society can be consumed by all persons at the same time, or no one at all.

This is the essence of a public good.

Properly defined, a public good is an item consumed by society as a whole and not necessarily by an individual consumer.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Our article, “A Local Mittelstand” argued that we cannot leave the diversification of the economy to serendipity, to the expectation that the general public will come up with the ideas that will foster a myriad of SMEs.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The very best investors aren’t just known for their superior performance.

They are, most times, also praised for their ability to manage risks and generally avoid investing disasters.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

French photographer, author and blogger Garance Dore once said, “Jewelry is a very personal thing...it should tell a story about the person who’s wearing it.”

Sunday, February 25, 2018

T&T’s economy has been in the doldrums over the last few years because of the drop in oil and gas prices.

While successive Governments have spoken about the need to diversify the economy since 1962, unfortunately very little has been done to achieve this seemingly elusive goal.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lust, gluttony, greed, laziness, anger, envy, and pride—these are according to some religious traditions the seven deadly sins. At a time when some have undertaken a period of religious reflection and repentance it may be useful to focus on the deadliest sin as it relates to finance.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

There is not enough enforcement and penalties for people who break accountability and transparency policies and procedures in T&T.

This comes from Wendell Ramoutar, ACCA international assembly representative for T&T.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The energy sector continues its turn around with increased natural gas production and usage, slightly improved crude production and higher commodity prices according to latest data from the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

1 The cigarette industry, by the very nature of its products, is often viewed as more resilient than many others. How has the impact of the current economic climate affected demand for Witco’s products and have you seen any changes in customer tastes and preferences?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Even though government has spoken extensively about wanting to partner with the private sector to “jump start” the revitalisation of the construction sector, those intimately involved in the initiative are still waiting to see it materialise.

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