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Cane growers grope in the dark on sale of millers

2018-02-19T13:49:04Z

Sugarcane farmers are groping in the dark over what the future looks like amid raging war of words on privatisation of State owned mills.



We can bear debt load, says Treasury

2018-02-19T13:26:53Z

Rating agency cuts Kenya’s credit score on piling loan obligations.



Kenyan lenders take front seat in green growth

2018-02-13T09:42:25Z

Global pre-occupation with climate change is a rather recent phenomenon especially in developing countries.



Beijing takes up Nairobi’s foreign debt spend

2018-02-13T07:18:42Z

Asian giant has increased funding to many local projects.



Markets harvest more from cess than sources, says new study

2018-02-06T08:03:39Z

Cess collection, which accounts for about two per cent of the county’s revenue, benefits destination markets more than the source county.



Is writing on the wall for high-end houses?

2018-02-06T07:35:29Z

Developers of property targeting top end market at crossroads



Terrorism is bleeding Lamu tourism to death say, firms

2018-01-29T12:16:10Z

String of attacks targeting both civilians and security forces scares visitors.



Pain for Chase Bank depositors gets even worse 

2018-01-15T19:15:00Z

Citing exchange rate to US dollar, players say there is need to cover Sh1 million.



Kirinyaga eyes increased coffee cash in processing

2018-01-15T12:41:55Z

Sub-sector has been through many a rough patch despite numerous revival efforts.



Tourism bets on direct US flights to lift the numbers

2018-01-15T12:39:46Z

All eyes on the American access status and who stands to reap the most.



Kenyan coffee ranks among the world’s top beans

2018-01-08T22:44:00Z

Three Kenyan factories have been ranked among the world’s best specialty coffee producers for 2017.



Reporting norm promises to change insurance

2018-01-08T22:44:00Z

System promises to open up to scrutiny the various products on offer.



Allow us to self-regulate, say matatus

2018-01-08T22:44:00Z

Matatu owners say the night bus ban is hurting the economy and called for involvement of all stakeholders in seeking a lasting solution to the runway road accidents.



Can Mumias CEO pull ailing miller out of the ward?

2018-01-08T22:44:00Z

Can sugar expert Nashon Aseka bring back sweetness to sugarcane farmers’ lives and pull Mumias out of the red?



Tourism numbers take a hike in Mt Kenya region

2017-12-18T21:57:00Z

Numbers in the tourism sector in Mt Kenya region are telling a promising story even as an expanded menu promises more mouthwatering activities.



Japan used car imports defy political roar to surge

2017-12-18T21:51:00Z

The political uncertainty that characterised this year’s General Election failed to apply brakes on used car imports from Japan.



Arbitration could unlock billions into the economy

2017-12-18T21:32:00Z

Shorter process saves those involved both time and resources in filing suits.



Firm bets on blender to grow tea earnings

2017-12-18T21:10:00Z

Competition among those blending beverage heightens.



Kiambu sees more money for milk in value-addition

2017-12-18T21:06:00Z

Government to partner with small dairy societies in an ambitious programme.



The way forward for agriculture in Africa

2017-12-11T12:48:25Z

There is need for cooperation between breeders to come up with right materials.



Youth turn cane waste into big cash spinner

2017-12-11T11:43:11Z

Group opts to utilise what most companies throw out after extraction.



Lenders go mobile in fight for small borrowers

2017-12-11T11:41:06Z

The scramble for low income earners is peaking with all players from banks, fintechs and saccos now shifting the war to mobile phone platforms.



Banks at crossroads as landscape changes fast

2017-12-11T11:38:14Z

Enactment of an interest rate controlling regime takes toll.



Wheat disease that gives experts food for thought

2017-12-05T06:13:47Z

Scientists warn that stem rust could hamper food security efforts.



Open borders will do more good than harm, say experts

2017-12-05T06:08:55Z

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive to open up Kenyan borders for East Africans will have a more positive than negative impact.



Ambitious plan to rev up manufacturing

2017-12-05T05:55:50Z

Industries want the government to ensure laws and regulations are sound and predictable.



Online sales gather steam as firms look to cut costs

2017-11-29T08:06:29Z

Jumia says rising number of large and medium-sized firms are embracing digital distribution channels.



Strategies to revive tourism bearing fruit, says Balala

2017-11-29T08:00:18Z

Tourism cabinet secretary Najib Balala said the country is beginning to reap the fruits of aggressive efforts to boost the sector.



How MCAs are derailing devolution

2017-11-29T07:46:27Z

Audit reports link MCAs to wastage of funds.



Kenyan banks give Iran wide berth

2017-11-01T08:48:49Z

Despite lifting of sanctions against Middle East country tea exporters are finding it hard to receive debt owed by buyers due to lack of accounts to facilitate cash wiring.



Africa’s e-health start-ups rise, but not all are mobile-first based

2017-11-01T08:39:36Z

ICT use in healthcare provision in Africa is not actually mobile-first despite the number of e-health start-ups accelerating, a new report released last week shows.



‘Mathenge slayer’ yet to roar into life

2017-10-10T08:49:50Z

Machines that were to generate power from the obnoxious tree remain silent three years down the line



Digital financial products re-define service delivery

2017-10-03T10:06:46Z

The market is expecting more exciting products to hit the market soon



Governors want bloom back into pyrethrum crop

2017-10-03T10:00:19Z

Renewed interest comes as firms line up to get nod to set up plants in Kenya



NTSA names major killers on roads

2017-10-03T09:55:20Z

Private cars and commercial vehicles cause the death of 1,550 people according to statistics from state agency



Uphill task in CBK bid to review law on interest rates

2017-10-03T09:29:20Z

Analysts and consumer groups warn that move may return Kenya to the high charges regime



Stung by drought, farmers invest more in animal feed

2017-09-12T08:01:38Z

Dairy farmers in the North Rift are increasing the acreage under animal fodder to cushion them against perennial feed shortages.



World ploughing contest returns to Kenyan soil

2017-09-12T07:57:23Z

At least 20 countries have confirmed participation in the 64th World Ploughing Contest (WPC).



Farmers reap big from digital marketing portal

2017-09-12T07:50:50Z

Growers assured of ready outlets even before harvesting.



War on cybercrime goes beyond creating awareness

2017-09-12T07:43:18Z

The risk posed by cybercrime is rising by the day with company boards now placing it high on their agendas.



Blockchain roots deepen in Kenya

2017-09-12T07:27:29Z

A number of sectors are turning to the technology that allows them to kill several birds with a single shot.



KRA fires warning shot at iTax non-compliant company board directors

2017-09-04T12:57:59Z

Authority says board members will be held responsible and their PINs suspended if firms fail to file their returns



Food crisis to worsen as maize crop withers

2017-07-04T06:13:02Z

More than 40,000 acres of maize crop in Uasin Gishu County are drying up.



Skills gap clouds industrial vision

2017-07-04T05:58:37Z

Industries are forced to retrain graduates to meet demands of the job market



Will SGR deliver on cost-cutting goal?

2017-06-26T13:55:53Z

KRC has indicated that they are still doing the math on final costs, with managing director Atanas Maina saying they are working on the tariff book that will inform the final rates to be charged on cargo.



Kerio families to wait longer for land pay

2017-06-26T13:15:17Z

There was no clear timeframe on when the 500 families displaced in Kerio Valley, Elgeyo Marakwet County more than 40 years ago to pave the way for the firm’s mining activities will be paid.



State targets smartphones assembly after school laptops

2017-06-26T13:03:20Z

Information Communication Technology authority acting chief executive Robert Mugo on Wednesday said they are keen to position the country as the major regional ICT hub.



New KCC bets on upgrade to tame volatile milk prices

2017-06-26T12:45:57Z

The firm says the plan, which has seen it purchase and install new in its facilities spread across the country, will enable it to absorb an additional 400,000 litres of milk.



How much do you know about VAT as a taxpayer?

2017-06-26T12:19:56Z

It is important to note that Value Added Tax, or VAT, is tax charged on purchase of taxable goods and taxable services both local and imported.



Investors jostle for a bite of Nakuru hotel industry

2017-06-19T17:05:12Z

Nakuru town is increasingly catching the eye of hospitality investors who are pouring billions into the sector.



Why cross-border payments are next innovation frontier

2017-06-19T16:57:41Z

Market analysts have predicted that cross-border payments are the next frontier where innovative technologies will challenge the existing expensive, clunky business models.



Bad weather hurts coffee production

2017-06-19T16:50:31Z

Coffee farmers in central Kenya are staring at reduced earnings compared to last season courtesy of extreme weather that has drastically cut harvests.



Small enterprises bet big on regional integration

2017-06-19T16:45:19Z

Enhancing integration of East African economies is one of the main ways to enable young entrepreneurs to scale up their enterprises.



Missing links in Kenya’s economic growth

2017-06-19T16:37:40Z

Kenya has all the ingredients to continue being the hub of commerce in East Africa, but only if it takes serious steps to promote the growth of the pillars that have sustained it at the top.



Failure to pass fire and rescue laws exposing property owners to losses - report

2017-06-12T13:34:38Z

Kenya has never legislated nor implemented specific policies on fire and rescue services.



Brookside training to boost milk supply

2017-06-12T13:16:32Z

The industry has been largely dependent on rainfall



Why being a company director may no longer be rosy

2017-06-12T11:32:53Z

The proposed law takes transparency to a new height that may prove highly intrusive into personal details of directors.



Seaweed farming uplifts Coast group’s fortunes

2017-06-12T10:43:35Z

Seaweed can be used to make soap, shampoo, jam, toothpaste as well as juice.



Saccos emerge big winners in era of rate capping

2017-06-12T10:30:53Z

Saccos are turning out to be the biggest beneficiaries of the wait-and-see attitude adopted by banks even as the effects of interest rate capping on commercial lenders sinks in.



KCC to retain farmer returns despite cut in retail price

2017-06-05T18:57:46Z

State-owned milk processor New KCC will not increase producer prices even after offering a Sh10 relief to the consumer last week.



Digital payments helping reduce poverty among small farmers, shows study

2017-06-05T18:52:11Z

A new case study by the United Nations (UN) shows that digitisation of agricultural input payments is helping in tackling poverty among small-scale farmers in Kenya.



Cyber safety threat lies in third parties

2017-06-05T18:46:27Z

These third-parties are essential to the smooth-running of your business, but they may prove the weak link in the chain mail with which you’ve girded your cyber resources.



Certification unlocks EU avocado market

2017-06-05T11:21:48Z

The certification has brought in 294 farmers into the avocado exporting bracket increasing avocado exports by 35 per cent.



Insurers seek generic drugs rules to cut medical cover costs

2017-06-05T10:27:56Z

Association of Kenya Insurers is calling for a legal framework to ensure doctors do not prescribe brand names.



Silver lining in debt crisis

2017-05-30T11:17:57Z

Financial markets were rattled when the CBK took control of Chase Bank after it failed to meet its obligations.



KPC board members’ pay triples on record meetings

2017-05-30T08:50:08Z

KPC chairman John Ngumi attributed the rise in board expenses to the record 86 board meetings held in the year under review



Insurance technology start-ups promising more customer value

2017-05-30T08:16:42Z

New digital technologies and business approaches are starting to change the nature of insurance delivery, especially through micro insurance.



Chinese firms dial up phone market rivalry

2017-05-30T07:50:34Z

Oppo launched the F3, banking on the selfie camera as the selling point for the mid-range device.



Banks raise forex stocks to Sh240bn in hedging move

2017-05-30T07:00:43Z

Banks had brought down their holdings towards the end of 2016 to $2.02 billion, in line with a steady shilling that had remained flat through the year.



M-Akiba seen as a solution to savings culture challenge

2017-05-16T08:46:52Z

The government will next month be seeking nearly Sh5 billion from Kenyans through M-Akiba after the success of the initial issue of the mobile phone based bond system.



Insurers now target schools’ billions to shore up revenue

2017-05-16T08:29:20Z

Faced with thinning profit margins amid heightened regulation, insurers are now vying for new revenue streams away from non-traditional segments.



Konza tech city chief says project on course

2017-05-16T07:52:18Z

Implementation of the over Sh1.48 trillion Konza Technopolis, which is a Vision 2030 flagship project, is on course, the management says.



Key hurdles still stand in the way of business in East Africa

2017-03-13T13:23:34Z

Regional lobby says slow pace of opening up the borders exposes local traders to cutthroat competition from importers



Plan to unlock potential of stock market

2017-03-13T13:17:07Z

Kenya’s capital market has registered impressive growth in virtually all parameters, which has exposed several challenges that limit its future growth.



New KCC in Sh1bn upgrade as it eyes markets abroad

2017-03-13T13:13:11Z

Milk processor has set its sights on South Africa, DRC and the Middle East countries



Tough balancing act for the new revenue team

2017-02-06T13:05:55Z

Across section of experts say the Commission on Revenue Allocation is faced with unenviable task of coming with with a fair means of sharing out national resources.



Cane growing is now a bitter toil with little gain

2017-02-06T12:41:50Z

Farmers say the biggest setback is the lack of affordable credit to buy crucial inputs in order to increase production



Dry spell to cut rice yield by half

2017-02-06T12:31:36Z

Irrigation board says production will drop from 150,000 tonnes annually to 70,000



HF rolls out plan to finance cashless landowners

2017-02-06T12:15:10Z

Owners would get funding through disposal of their properties or partnership with the group.



Trump hands lifeline to Kenya’s US exports

2017-01-30T12:43:56Z

New US President dropped plan to endorse trans-pacific trade deal that would have seen local goods exposed to searing competition.