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Bright side of slowing power tariff cuts investments in power sector

Nairobi, Jan. 25 -- The de-escalation, by the current Government, of the power tariff reductions that were effected in January 2022, while extremely unpopular, could be positive for future private sec... Read More


Centum's setback in failed Sidian sale

Nairobi, Jan. 18 -- On January 12, 2023, Centum Investments Company announced that it had called off the sale of its 83.4 percent stake in Sidian Bank to Access Bank, after the expiry of a six-month b... Read More


IFRS 17 to lift insurance investors

Nairobi, Jan. 11 -- Effective January 1, 2023, insurance companies entered a new financial reporting standard known as International Financial Reporting Standard 17 (IFRS 17). Fundamentally, the stan... Read More


Regulate bank-to-mobile rates

Nairobi, Jan. 4 -- Effective January 1, 2023, commercial banks in Kenya are re-introducing charges for transactions between mobile money wallets and bank accounts, which were waived on March 16, 2020,... Read More


Why Delta may not be keen on Kenya Airways

Nairobi, Dec. 28 -- On the sidelines of the 2022 US-Africa Summit, President William Ruto held a meeting with executives from Delta Airlines, the largest carrier in the US by market value, where he so... Read More


What keyman policy means

Nairobi, Dec. 21 -- Insurance and its main concept of distributing risk(s) has been around since Edward Lloyd first opened the doors of his London coffee. Over time, the world of insurance has evolve... Read More


Taming public debt elusive

Nairobi, Dec. 14 -- Three months ago, a new sheriff came to town. And of course, that has meant a new way of doing things in several aspects of public administration. However, we are yet to see a dis... Read More


What Ghana debt review tells Kenya

Nairobi, Dec. 7 -- Ghana has unveiled details of its domestic debt restructuring programme. Domestic bondholders will now be asked to exchange their instruments for new ones. Existing domestic bonds ... Read More


Politics of population and wealth

Nairobi, Nov. 30 -- On 15 November 2022, the United Nations said the world population reached eight billion people. On the occasion of World Population Day, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres c... Read More


Is Hustler Fund dead on arrival?

Nairobi, Nov. 23 -- Recently published Hustler Fund regulations thrust the fund deep into classic government bureaucracy. First of all, it will have an advisory board headed by a non-executive chairm... Read More