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Jamaica’s stock market is jammin’, thanks to focus on entrepreneurs

By Wayne Beecher

The Bloomberg Business headline reads, “It's Jammin': Jamaica's Tiny Stock Market Conquers World in 2015.” The news article explained that the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) was the best performing stock exchange in 2015, with its index’s more than 80% increase outpacing all the other world indexes (for example, Dow Jones Industrial Average: -1%, and Euro Stoxx 50: -6% in dollar terms).