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"Pockets of glory" for property investment in Africa

There are pockets of glory, particularly in East Africa - but property investors need to do their homework before venturing in...

4 Mar 2016

Namibia joins Africa's mobile phone banking boom

Namibia is among the few African countries with money account penetration greater than 10%, a study done by rating agency Moody's Investors Service said. Namibia's penetration is 48%...

10 Feb 2016

[BizTrends 2016] African mega-projects: opportunities and challenges for specialist insurers

Infrastructure development is booming across Africa, due in no small part to significant economic growth and foreign direct investment. Mega-infrastructure projects have massive price tags...

By Karl Bishop 18 Jan 2016

Uganda's M-PESA services to boost economic growth

NEWSWATCH: A partnership between Safaricom and Uganda's leading operator MTN means M-PESA users can now send money to the country...

30 Dec 2015

INTL FCStone's Stuart Ponder addresses Africa Breakfast Club

Stuart Ponder, senior vice president, EMEA of NTL FCStone Ltd., a subsidiary of NTL FCStone Inc., addressed the Africa Breakfast Club on the topic of the evolution of structured markets...

1 Dec 2015

Mauritius needs an options market

Over the past decade, derivative markets in emerging market economies (EMEs) have grown at a rapid pace. In layman terms, a derivative is a contract that derives its value from the performance of an underlying security...

By Yvan Byeajee 12 Oct 2015

Derivative exchange to help SMEs avoid risks

Small and medium enterprises will benefit in the derivative exchange that will be launched in this quarter at the Nairobi Securities Exchange, a Capital Markets Authority executive has said...

By Ngugi Mungai 6 Oct 2015

Kenya Finance Bill 2015: How are SMEs affected?

Small and medium businesses should expect tax changes once the Finance Bill 2015 is signed into law. The bill formulates the proposals announced in the budget for the financial year 2015/2016...

By Ngugi Mungai 28 Aug 2015

HST lands ground-breaking Tanzanian contract

Health Systems Technologies, a subsidiary of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited, has secured a contract with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health to implement Laboratory Information Management Systems...

18 Aug 2015

Mobile survey informs Global Entrepreneurship Summit

GeoPoll the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners...

24 Jul 2015

Potential new bill to introduce changes in tax administration for businesses

Businesses which overpaid tax to the Kenya Revenue Authority will have one year to apply for refunds if the new Tax Procedures Bill 2015 is signed into law.

24 Jul 2015

Should SMEs invest in long term assets?

Could you be too ambitious in your plan to invest in long term assets in your small business?

By Richard Mungai 23 Jul 2015

InstantMoney now in Botswana and Uganda: Namibia to follow

Standard Bank has expanded its InstantMoney payment solution to Botswana and Uganda, with Namibia to follow...

22 Jul 2015

Credit reference bureaus will increase your chances of getting a bank loan

You should maintain a good borrowing record for your business, because banks are now lending money by looking at the credit scores of borrowers.

21 Jul 2015

New app will allow SMEs to buy government bonds

Small and medium enterprises in Kenya will be able to save and invest in government bonds with just Ksh3,000 via a mobile phone platform...

20 Jul 2015

Diversify your savings, investments...But where?

Investing for the future is akin to a bird laying many eggs. Most of us aspire to start up businesses of our own, save and live a good life. However, few of us really know where...

By Julius Masaba 14 Jul 2015

3G Direct Pay certified PCI compliant

Pan-African premier solution for online and mobile payments, 3G Direct Pay Limited, has been certified as compliant with the security standards of the Global Payment Card Industry...

13 Jul 2015

SimbaPay launches M-Pesa Paybill service

SimbaPay has launched a product that allows Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments. This is a new addition to the existing SimbaPay platform...

11 Jun 2015

MasterCard becomes first international payment network to enter Somalia

As a result of the partnership, Premier Bank will now issue and accept the first MasterCard-branded payment cards in Somalia, a country which hasn't had any form of formal banking service since the collapse of the government...

3 Jun 2015

Ato Ermias Eshetu appointed as CEO of ECX

Ato Ermias Eshetu has been appointed as chief executive officer of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX)...

11 May 2015

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