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ECONOMY

T-Bills: Investor’s golden opportunity or the country’s future disaster? Over the last few weeks, the Kenya T-Bills have been both in several headlines and in the center of most economic talks. Everybody started to talk about them. So I believe it is important to understand what T-Bills are and what is happening with the T-Bill high yield increase. Treasury Bills ...

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Kenya’s Future lies in Agro Forestry Property Investments

PG 30-32 SPECIAL FEATURE INVESTMENT   “Buy land. They’re not making it anymore.” Private investors who heeded the words of American author Mark Twain over the past decade will have profited happily. Land has always been one of the most secure investments. Land is a tangible low risk (when properly managed) asset class and has been producing wealth for landowners ...

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Trade ‘Special Feature’

Hosting WTO Ministerial Conference is a game changer for Kenya From 15th to 18th December 2015, more than 7,000 international delegates will descend on Nairobi to attend the 10th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference, dubbed MC10. This is the first time that the high profile meeting, which sees WTO’s top decision makers meet once every two years, will be ...

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Marketing

COUNTRY RE-BRANDING – CONCEPT AND BENEFITS The concept of branding has been traditionally associated with corporations and their products and services, in either the consumer or the business-to-business markets.   Today, the concept is being used for the shaping of a country’s image. The Concept of Country Branding, was initially unintended, perhaps a spillover national tourism promotion campaigns carried out ...

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Finance

Mixed fortunes on the NSE Investors on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) have certainly seen better days. This year, nearly all segments of the stock market have performed dismally and billions of shillings have been wiped off investors’ portfolios. Yet not everyone is a loser. Stockbrokers, despite the bearish market, have raked in billions of shillings from transaction, consultancy and ...

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Opinion

Corporate governance gaps plaguing business in Kenya Over the past few months, there have been some spectacular failures in several big companies across the country. Surprisingly, all this has happened under the watch of these companies’ boards, pointing to the huge corporate governance gaps in the country’s corporate scene. Another alarming trend that has also come into sharp focus in ...

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Industry

The difficult path to “Made in Kenya” Kenya’s manufacturing sector is going through a difficult phase. High energy costs have eroded the sector’s competiveness and cheaper imports from India, China and other low cost destinations are increasingly dominating the market. As if this is not enough, a new challenge has emerged. Depreciation of the shilling against the dollar has inflated ...

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Trade

Kenya emerging as intra-regional trade hub Kenya’s huge bet on infrastructure finally appears to be paying off. Improvements in infrastructure are transforming the country into a hub for intra-regional trade in the continent. Although this is a positive development, it does not come absent its own unique set of challenges. Kenya is now faced with the sensitive task of balancing ...

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