Saturday, February 25, 2017
BY PROF. NUNO FERNANDES Financial technology (FinTech) is hot. Once a highly regulated industry dominated by large banks, FinTech companies around the world are impacting all areas of financial services. Many industry observers, such as Forbes, which in 2015 published its...
By Antony Mutunga ‘Liberté, égalité, fraternité’ (liberty, equality, fraternity) was the famous phrase that commoners (the third estate) used as their slogan during the 1789 French revolution. It was introduced by Maximilien Robespierre who felt it was important in their...
BY IAN ONDARI Insider trading is defined conventionally as the buying or selling of securities by a person who is reasonably expected to have access to unpublished information by virtue of their connection with a company. It is a per...
By Metropol Corporation Approach to forecasting We approach GDP forecasting from the gross fixed capital formation side. Capital formation is the investment in fixed assets of the country taken as a collective. For growth to happen there must be additional capacity...
BY ANTONY MUTUNGA Even though they are not always beneficial as they depend on one’s ability to understand the market, Investment funds are one of the best forms of earning wealth. Some people have gained wealth from these funds while...
By JAAFAR S. ABDULKADIR Kenya’s agricultural sector is increasingly gaining a footing as a driver of economic expansion, heightening the need for financiers to rethink their strategies. As the sector grows, so has Islamic finance providers continued to deepen their...
BY DAVID ONJILI An interesting story is told of a caterpillar that lived on a clay pot that had a beautiful plant at the center which it wanted to partake of. It started trudging the circumference of the clay pot...
BY LEONARD WANYAMA Lately, Kenyan news is painting an overall triumphal picture of economic diplomacy. Indeed, the country has been very successful in the hosting of international events and dignitaries. This was exemplified by World Trade Organization (WTO), United Nations Conference...
BY LEONARD WANYAMA Nationalistic pride may demand that one speak highly of his or her country at all times, but it is hard not to acknowledge that many a times it seems Kenya is governed by crisis. Whether it is...
Many countries in Africa have seen a reduction in the number of foreign counterparties, the overseas banks with which African banks transact. This is according to data recently released by SWIFT, which was part of a new report looking...