• Fuel prices unchanged a 3rd straight week

    Economy July 19, 2019 | 2:32 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The Industry and Commerce Ministry on Fri. again posted unchanged fuel prices for the week from July 19 to 26, when premium gasoline will cost RD$227.40 per gallon and regular RD$213.3[...]
  • Banana blight puts 72,000 jobs at risk: expert

    Economy July 19, 2019 | 12:11 pm

    Santo Domingo.- If the bacterial disease "banana wilt" (Marchitez del Banano), which currently puts national production of bananas and plantains at risk, enters Dominican territory, 72,000 direct jobs[...]
  • Bill Clinton visits US$680M power plant in Punta Cana

    Economy July 18, 2019 | 3:09 pm

    Punta Cana.- Former US president, Bill Clinton, on Wed visited the Punta Cana Macao Energy Consortium -CEPM-, to learn about the infrastructure and the innovative technology that supports the efficien[...]
  • Dominican Republic opens embassy in Qatar

    Economy July 18, 2019 | 9:59 am

    Doha/Qatar.-  The Dominican Republic o Wed. opened an embassy in Qatar, during an event headed by deputy foreign minister, Carlos Gabriel García, accompanied by the official delegation Garcia not[...]
  • Dominican Republic leads region in making trade easier: WTO

    Economy July 18, 2019 | 9:14 am

    Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic is one of the Latin America and the Caribbean countries that has shown strong willingness to enact the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreemen[...]
  • Renewables reach 7% of national supply in first half

    Economy July 18, 2019 | 8:24 am

    Santo Domingo.- The increase in renewable energy projects and their contribution to the National Grid (SENI) continues and for this a group of experts analyzed its perspectives and link to Dominican R[...]
  • Utility: Punta Catalina is supplying 320MW since July 6

    Economy July 17, 2019 | 10:26 am

    Santo Domingo,- The State Electric Utility (CDEEE) on Wednesday said Unit 1 of the 2-unit Punta Catalina Power Plant is producing energy as a test phase since July 6, with a current supply of 320 mega[...]
  • Big business wants a sweeping review of wage hike

    Economy July 17, 2019 | 9:06 am

    Santo Domingo.- The National Salary Committee’s (CNS) decision to raise the salary 14% continues to spur reactions including big business, which asked the CNS for a thorough review. In a letter t[...]
  • Govt. announces beltways for 2 southern cities

    Economy July 16, 2019 | 3:52 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Public Works minister, Gonzalo Castillo, on Tuesday announced that construction will soon begin on the Bani Beltway, Peravia province (south), “which will bring all the communities o[...]