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Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe conducted the time honoured tradition of crest exchange with the captain of the MV Balmoral, Master Lars Kjelden, during the vessel’s maiden call to the Port of Port of Spain this week. Discussions are ongoing to rebuild the relationship for a renewed interest in Trinidad. Sister ships, however, continue to make calls to...

Friday, April 8, 2011

NEW YORK—Oil prices ended at 2-1/2-year highs yesterday as supply worries tied to fighting in Libya and Middle East turmoil overshadowed demand concerns spurred by a boost in euro zone interest rates and as a major aftershock struck Japan.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Overall market activity resulted from trading in five securities of which zero advanced, one declined and four traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 61,692 shares crossing the floor of the T&T Stock Exchange valued at $849,099.81.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal became the third debt-stressed European country to need a bailout as the prime minister announced yesterday his country will request international assistance to ease its rapidly worsening financial crisis.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

WASHINGTON—After weeks of intense negotiations, the United States and Colombia have reached a deal on a free trade pact that the White House says is a vital part of President Barack Obama’s economic agenda.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

NEW YORK—The S&P 500 index inched upward on relatively light volume yesterday, with investors adding to winning positions in technology stocks, but avoiding large bets ahead of corporate earnings due next week.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Overall market activity resulted from trading in nine securities of which one advanced, one declined and seven traded firm.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The start of Sir Anthony Colman’s ambitious Commission of Enquiry has been delayed. The first oral evidence hearing of the Enquiry, which was set to begin on May 10, has been pushed back to June 27.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Copper prices rose yesterday on expectations that global demand will remain brisk and supplies will tighten. Copper prices settled up 2.5 per cent, leading most metals higher. Oil rose slightly while other energy and agricultural products were mixed.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

WASHINGTON—US securities regulators unveiled a long-awaited plan designed to protect the markets from volatile price swings following the May 6, 2010 “flash crash.” The so-called “limit up-limit down” proposal, announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday,...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sagicor Financial Corporation yesterday reported net income of US$41.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2010—a decline of 52.5 per cent when compared with the US$87.6 million that the financial services company earned in 2009. The Sagicor group, one of the largest indigenous insurance and...

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