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MiCe subsector driving growth

That Nairobi was voted Africa’s Leading Meetings and conference Destination at   the   2016   World  travel Awards (WtA) is no surprise. the WtA has been hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the ‘oscars’ of the travel industry. Winning an award at these events is therefore as good as it gets; the criteria is highly compet- itive and merit is a ...

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HPI Q2 & Rental Market Review

Over the last few years, real estate has been dominating investment interests of Kenyans looking to identify lucrative opportunities to place their life time savings. One of the most pop- ular scheme attracting  thousands  of investments and billions of shil- lings in volume was the “buy to let” investment option. Having headlines supporting the industry, promising a secure future in ...

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Are the president’s foreign trips of value to the country?

Economic stability is one of the key characteristic that defines a country. this is brought  on by  policies  and  actions taken by the key stakeholders in the various sectors. In an ever changing economic cli- mate, networking and partnering has become crucial especially for a developing  nation. According  to  Don tapscott, economic   stability   is   made  possible through collaborations. He underscores ...

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Professionalism verses Politics, which is the way to go?

Parastatals are government owned enti- ties. these institutions play a major role in any economy, with governments the world  over  using  them  as  one  of the key policy instruments in supporting national development. However in Kenya today, the state of these Government Owned entities warrants con- cern. most of them are saddled with immense amounts of debt and tremendous problems ...

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From a great past to a greater future

Travelling from mombasa to Nairobi is soon going to be something to look forward to. the journey that took us close to twenty four  hours will be significantly reduced to four hours. What a relief for many travellers as they will soon be enjoying a new and comfortable means of travel. I can already visualize travellers queing to take their ...

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UNCTAD XIV: Taxation, commodities and debt dominate discussion

The United Nations Conference on trade and Development’s 14th session (UNCtAD XIV) was  held  in  Nairobi  in    July. two critical documents were adopt- ed. the two documents – Nairobi maafikio and Nairobi Azimio – are aimed at ensuring fair trade between developing countries and developed nations as well as ensure action is taken on previous agreements. but beyond these critical ...

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The Ethiopian question

Ethiopia’s annual economic growth over the past decade has averaged 10.9 per cent, in line with Chinese growth between 1980 and 1990. moreover, World bank projects that ethiopia will be the world’s fastest growing economy between 2015 and 2017. this pace of growth has enthralled many and inspired a lively debate on whether the so-called Asian mir- acle that saw ...

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Real estate: A need needs to move beyond marketing buzzwords

Marketing buzzwords such as “high-end” and “serene neighborhood” have  been routinely ban- died  about  in the   media  by real estate devel- opers over the past few years. this has been done as part of a deliberate and elaborate plan to justify develop- ers’ sharp focus on  the upper segment of the market. This inordi- nate focus on  upscale projects ...

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Unlocking the potential of the SME sector

Interest in Kenya’s small and medium enterprises (smes) has increased in recent years. banks that were generally averse to the sector not long ago have now dedi- cated billions to it. Discussions of how to strengthen the sector have also become more frequent and robust. even the Commonwealth secretariat has chimed in, initiating deliberations on how smes can access trade ...

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looking at corporate governance in Kenya

Corporate   governance   as   an academic study is  a  highly  dynam- ic field. although its fundamen- tal    principles   are   immutable, the manner in which different scholars approach it varies greatly. Consequently,  the implications for industry (directors and managers)  also vary. scholars generally agree that corporate governance involves the processes, policies, structures and actions employed by  a  board to oversee and monitor ...

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