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African countries with weak exchange rates compared to the US dollar

For many years, Nigeria which is Africa’s largest economy by GDP has struggled to save its currency value while maintaining the stability of its exchange rate. In 2021, Africa’s biggest oil producer h...
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The 2021 Forbes Africa ‘30 under 30’ list is out

The annually released Forbes list features influential young Africans under 30 years of age Forbes has released this year's under 30s list that ran under the theme "A new Covid-induced agenda for soc...
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Kenya legalizes the use of drones

After endless negotiations, consultations and engagement with experts and industry stakeholders, Kenya joined several other African countries that have legalized the use of drones. The legal umbrella...
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Kenya expecting “blockbuster inward investment” in 2020

  Already $2.9bn investments announced. Foreign domestic investment (FDI) in Kenya is looking forward to a bumper year in 2020, reports the authoritative London daily Financial Times. Kenya is...
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Nairobi most expensive city in Africa

Reasons include rising cost of living and new taxes Nairobi is Africa’s most expensive city according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The Worldwide Cost of Living 201...
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Toyota Tsusho invests in Nairobi

Japanese conglomerate Toyota Tsusho Corporation has established a regional headquarters in Nairobi, joining other multinational companies already operating in the regional hub, such as America's Gener...
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Fuel prices rise again in Kenya

  New fuel prices in Kenya have been announced by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and take effect from 15 October until 14 November. In Nairobi super petrol has increased by Sh6.31...
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South Korean strengthens ties with Kenya

The University of Nairobi is to establish a South Korean Study Centre following an agreement with the Korean Foundation, an independent organisation affiliated to South Korea's foreign affairs ministr...
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World Bank’s global hub in Nairobi

The World Bank opened a new global network in Nairobi on 22 February to provide greater assistance to more than 30 conflict-affected countries, most of which are in Africa and the Middle East. The...
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MasterCard opens hub in Nairobi

Multinational financial payments system MasterCard has established a regional hub in Nairobi to serve the east African market and Mauritius. MasterCard said that its new base in the Kenyan capital...
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Fuel prices continue to rise in Nairobi

The prices of kerosene, diesel and petrol in Kenya have risen further following a decision by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to increase the cost of petrol, diesel and kerosene by 4.21, 2.61 a...
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Kenya to increase minimum wage

The Kenyan government has announced that it is to raise the minimum wage and abolish taxes on kerosene, which is used by low-income families for cooking and lighting. The country
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Africa suffers from week of Europe's airport closures

Africa has not been spared the negative effects of disrupted air transport and business across much of Europe caused by ash fallout from the Icelandic volcano. Horticultural and agricultural expor...
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Toyota to expand operations in Kenya

Japanese motor vehicle giant Toyota is to establish a regional African headquarters in Nairobi. A Toyota spokesman said the group planned to expand its operations in the east Africa region and increas...
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Islamic banks in Kenya

Islamic banks in Kenya account for one per cent of gross assets in the banking sector, the Central Bank of Kenya (CBS) has said. Gulf African Bank and First Community Bank, the two Islamic banks curre...
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Nakumatt Mega begins 24hour opening.

Nakumatt Mega on Nairobi
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Safaricom IPO applicants await refund.

There is frustration among participants in the recent Safaricom initial public offering (IPO) as stockbrokers continue to withhold repayment after the share issue was heavily oversubscribed. In Marc...
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Safaricom launches IPO.

Local and international investors will be watching the Nairobi stock exchange for the next two weeks as Kenya


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