Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Kenyan economy is predicted to grow at 6.5% in 2017 from an estimated 5.9% last year driven largely by a historic spike in borrowing this year by government and private sector as the capping works itself out. Approach to...
Worldwide, CEOs’ confidence levels for their growth prospects and outlook for the economy is back on the rise amidst new risks and uncertainty. In PwC’s 20th annual survey of CEOs worldwide, 38% (2016:35%) are very confident about their company’s growth prospects...
Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC), has reviewed its cost of loans to 3.0% above the CBR (Central Bank Rate), a boon to small and medium enterprises. The Corporation, effective, from November 1 2016 started charging interest on loan facilities...
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defined conventionally as the buying or selling of securities by a person who is reasonably expected to have access to unpublished information by virtue of their connection with a company.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...