Economic growth

Economists project 5.5 pc growth this year

Economists at Barclays Bank are projecting a 5.5 percent economic growth for the country this year, up  from the 5 percent recorded last year driven by among others a rebound in tourism activities, improved...

Government gazettes securities lending and borrowing laws

The Nairobi Securities Exchange is set to experience a liquidity boost and increased trading volumes following the gazettement of the Securities Lending, Borrowing and Short-Selling Regulations 2017. Under the new regulation, you will be...

Contract farming to boost venture into agribusiness

The county government of Laikipia is betting on contract farming to transform agriculture into profitable business. The county has invited bids from agro-processors, traders as well as inputs and service providers for a joint contract...
KTDA

KTDA to diversify into orthodox tea farming

The Kenya Tea Development Agency – KTDA is laying foundations for farmers to diversify into orthodox tea farming by investing in research as well as sourcing market for the produce. KTDA Chief Executive Lerionka...
Houses

Gov’t seeks to deliver 1m houses in five years

Government has rolled out a 2.6 trillion shillings housing project aimed at delivering 1 million houses over the next five years. The government will be partnering with County Governments in the Programme that will...
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DeiPlaces, the new social networking site seeking to increase tourism

A new social networking site, DeiPlaces is seeking to increase tourism rating and marketing online. The Kampala based site allows users to post pictures of places they visit giving the industry more visibility online. The firm...

Government to review mining laws

Mining laws and regulations will be reviewed as the government seeks to streamline the extractions sector in a bid to make it more competitive and attract investors. The Ministry of Mining says a new fiscal...

COTU threatens to call for an increase in wages to cushion consumers

The latest increase in fuel prices by the Energy Regulatory Commission for the fifth month in a row is causing ripples in the industry with the Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU, now threatening...

MP to table bill to regulate operations of supermarkets

Kieni MP Kanini Kega says he will soon table a Bill in Parliament to regulate operations of supermarkets in the country in a bid to cushion suppliers and creditors against unexpected closures. The MP said...

Telcos fined over Ksh. 300m for poor quality services

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) fined three mobile operators Ksh.311 million for failing to meet the Quality of Service (QoS) standards for the 2015/2016 financial year. According to the QoS report by the CA,...
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