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Britam Half-Year Net Earnings Rise to KSh 376.3 Million

Britam Holdings Plc recorded a net profit of KSh 376.3 Million at the close of the 6 months ended on 30th June 2021 compared to a loss of KSh 1.6 Billion in the 1st half of last year. The Group also posted a pre-tax profit of KSh 647 Million at the end of 30th June 2021 compared to a pre-tax loss of KSh 2.3 Billion in H1, 2020. The Group’s investment income was up 35 per cent to KSh 4.9 Million due to improved performance of equities.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 23rd September 2021

NCBA’s Half Year Profit Climbs 77% to KSh4.7 Billion

NCBA has reported a 77 per cent increase in its half year net profit to KSh4.7 billion compared to KSh2.6 billion posted in the same period in 2020, due to increased lending activity. The bank’s total interest income, which is the primary source of revenue, climbed by 9 per cent to KSh22.5 billion at the end of the half-year period from KSh20.7 billion in the same period last year. Total non-interest income grew to KSh10.7 billion in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 23rd September 2021

Kurasini Industrial, Logistics Park Project Up For Grabs

The government has finally floated a tender calling for competent strategic investors to develop the Kurasini Industrial, Trade and Logistics Park project on a standard lease arrangement. "The authority now invites eligible local and international real estate developers or consortia to submit their expression of interest to develop the project," said Export Processing Zone Authority acting director general John Mnali in an advert seen by.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 3rd September 2021

Kenya’s External Trade Hits KSh1.4 Trillion in H1 2021

Kenya’s external trade value hit KSh1.4 trillion in H1 2021, a 24.3 per cent increase from KSh1.094 trillion in H1 2020. The rise in external trade is attributed to a rebound in global and macro-economic conditions as the world re-emerges from COVID-19 related disruptions. Imports into the country rose by 27.7 per cent to hit KSh991.5 billion, while exports rose by 16.3 per cent to hit KSh368.7 billion. Food and beverages accounted.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 27th August 2021

Kenya, UK To Use Blockchain Tech To Free Up Trade Logistics

An initiative to free up 2 way trade between the Kenya and UK was launched in London on 19th July 2021. This was through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Institute of Export and International Trade and TradeMark East Africa at the Kenya High Commission in London. The Memorandum of Understanding provides a framework for collaboration to implement a digital trade corridor between the Kenya and UK. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th July 2021

Tanzania: Govt Banks On Manufacturing Sector, Trade to Boost Economy

THE government of Tanzania is improving the manufacturing sector and trade to boost the economy and make the country develop. German International Development Cooperation (GIZ) has supported a desk study to identify what the manufacturing sector needs to grow and uplift the livelihoods of Tanzanians. GIZ funds this initiative through the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) Commission. A paper was presented early this month,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th July 2021

India, Kenya To Explore Closer Maritime Security, Diversify Trade And Investment

India and Kenya will explore closer security cooperation, especially in the maritime domain, diversify 2 way trade and set up joint ventures as part of a comprehensive partnership. The agreement was reached following extensive talks External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had during his 12-14 June visit to the East African country. The visit was significant as it took place ahead of the 4th India-Africa Summit New Delhi plans to host.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 24th June 2021

Kenyan Trade Lobby To Promote Imports Of Chinese Machinery To Boost Industrial Sector

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), a business trade lobby, plans to promote imports of advanced Chinese machinery in order to boost the country's industrial sector, an official said on 2nd June 2021. Kariuki Theuri, chairman of economic diplomacy committee with KNCCI, told journalists in Nairobi that Kenya heavily depends on foreign manufactured goods. "We will promote imports of modern machinery from China in.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 24th June 2021

Chinese Firm Begins Construction of New Industrial Park in Ethiopia

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation has started the construction of a new industrial park in Eastern Ethiopia. The 1st phase of the industrial park will be built on 370 hectares of land near the Dire Dawa. It will feature various clusters and is expected to attract investors into textile, clothing and leather processing sectors. The industrial park will be built close to the Ethiopia-Djibouti standard gauge railway for easy.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 1st June 2021

Tanzania And Kenya To Re-Ignite Trade And Economic Cooperation

Hon. Samia Suluhu Hassan has just completed a 2 day official visit to Kenya where she met her Kenyan counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta with the aim to unlock trade and build up economic relations. President Samia Suluhu Hassan addressed the Kenyan parliament, where she pledged to develop co-operative projects including road construction, the construction of a 400 kW power line from Singida to Kenya, complete the One-stop Border Post, and.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th May 2021

Kenya: Mwatate Traders to Benefit From Sh50 Million Modern Market

Traders in Mwatate town, Taita Taveta are set to benefit from a Sh 50 million market under construction in partnership between the county government and the World Bank. The project implemented through the Kenya Urban Support Programme is set to be completed before the end of this financial year 2021 to accommodate over 200 small-scale traders in the area. Kenya Urban Support Programme is a 5 year World Bank programme targeting 45.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th May 2021

Hope For Kenya-US Trade Deal As Talks Resume

Kenya and the United States have resumed talks on the Free Trade Agreement which was ongoing since last year. Betty Maina, Kenya's Trade Cabinet Secretary and Katherine Tai, US Trade representative held talks that focussed on the importance of the trade relations between Kenya and Africa as important partners to the United States. The bilateral trade talks paused in the wake of American presidential elections last November 2020. A.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th May 2021



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