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Economic Update | Kenya to benefit from newly agreed TFTA

28 Nov 2015
Kenya trade
After seven years of negotiation, the signing of the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (TFTA) in June is being heralded by many in Kenya as a turning point in regional integration. 

Economic Update | Kenya to launch world’s first mobile-only sovereign bond

26 Oct 2015
Kenya mobile
The government of Kenya is looking to capitalise on high mobile penetration to expand financial inclusion, with plans to offer a new infrastructure bond exclusively via mobile phones, marking the...

Economic Update | Kenya looks to woo investors amid global stock market slowdown

23 Sep 2015
Kenya CM
The introduction of new products and tools aimed at boosting liquidity may help Kenya support growth of its capital markets during a period of broader emerging market volatility. 

Economic Update | Kenya plans spending boost

19 Aug 2015
kenya budget
Announced in June and effective from July, a KSh2.1trn ($20.5bn) budget marks Kenya’s largest to date, with planned expenditure up by about 18% on funds allocated in the previous fiscal year. 

Economic Update | Kenya looks to greater generation capacity

30 Jul 2015
Kenya energy
Efforts to add more than 5000 MW of electricity generation capacity in Kenya – part of a push to improve electrification rates to 70% of households by 2017 – are leading to a jump in renewable...

Economic Update | Kenya faces cement wars as demand surges

19 Jun 2015
Kenya cement
Despite high demand for cement in Kenya, profit margins in the sector remain under pressure, as competition ramps up.