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Sanlam grows East African footprint with new investment

Posted by CFO Kenya on March 23, 2017 at 8:00 0 Comments

Financial services group Sanlam has reached an agreement with asset manager PineBridge Investments, a leading global multi-asset class asset manager, which has operations in Kenya and Uganda, to acquire PineBridge’s majority stake in…

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Safaricom and mSurvey launch Consumer Wallet

Posted by CFO Kenya on March 16, 2017 at 8:00 0 Comments

Global mobile research platform mSurvey, a global mobile-first research platform, and Kenyan communications agency Safaricom have launched Consumer Wallet, a platform that quantifies offline consumer spending habits and trends.

Currently in…

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Stefan de Bruin new Paratus Telecom CFO

Posted by CFO Kenya on March 9, 2017 at 8:00 0 Comments

Paratus Telecom, the largest privately owned pan-African telecoms operator, and which has a solid track record in the ICT sector, has appointed Stefan de Bruin as CFO for the Group.

De Bruin has expressed excitement at his new role. He was quoted in the media as…

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Mucheru balks at suggestion to break up Safaricom

Posted by CFO Kenya on March 2, 2017 at 8:00 0 Comments

Kenya’s government has condemned any measures that may stifle innovation, as would be the forced break up of the country’s biggest mobile operator, Safaricom. This after a draft study by advisory group Analysys Mason found that the company is dominant in Kenya’s…

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Sanlam grows East African footprint with new investment

Financial services group Sanlam has reached an agreement with asset manager PineBridge Investments, a leading global multi-asset class asset manager, which has operations in Kenya and Uganda, to acquire PineBridge’s majority stake in PineBridge Investments East Africa Limited in Kenya (PIEAL).Junior…See More
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Safaricom and mSurvey launch Consumer Wallet

Global mobile research platform mSurvey, a global mobile-first research platform, and Kenyan communications agency Safaricom have launched Consumer Wallet, a platform that quantifies offline consumer spending habits and trends.Currently in beta, Consumer Wallet is a live and data feed that leverages mSurvey’s…See More
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New investment firm for Sub-Saharan Africa: Arise

Dutch development bank FMO and banking co-operative Rabobank, together with Norfund, a Norwegian development finance institution, have joined financial forces in launching a new investment firm, Arise. The new South Africa-based entity, which has combined assets of $637 million, will focus on Sub-Saharan Africa’s…See More
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Joseph Mutugu Group CFO of UAP Old Mutual East Africa

Joseph Mutugu was appointed group chief financial officer of UAP Old Mutual East Africa in September last year. Prior to this he was CFO at Amu Power, a position he held for close on 18 months.Highly accomplished, Mutugu completed his studies at Strathmore University and the University of Nairobi. He then studied a Master of…See More
Feb 16
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Kenya’s retail spending hits Sh1.8 trillion

A new survey by Procter & Gamble (P&G) has revealed that Kenya’s retail spending hit Sh1.8 trillion in 2016 as the sector expanded by 13%.The study shows that over half of Kenyan urbanites regularly shop in supermarkets these days, a trend driven by the fact that supermarkets stock branded products which are well known and…See More
Feb 9
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Bounty Brands backs out of acquisision deal

Listed South African FMCG company Bounty Brands has halted its plans to acquire an unnamed Kenyan foods maker, citing the reason that local companies are overpriced. Instead, the Cape Town-based company intends to ship goods into Kenya via a distributor, opting rather to make European acquisitions.Stefan Rabe,…See More
Feb 2
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Kisumu to host investment forum to boost economy

A five-day investment conference due to be held in Kisumu in February aims to unlock the Sh200 billion potential of the Lake region. SMEs from 12 counties have been invited to the event, the aim of which is to create farm-to-fork networks that will bolster the region’s economy.According to Laban Onditi, the Kenya National…See More
Jan 26
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Jan 25
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IMF cautions Tanzania about stunted fiscal growth

Tanzania’s economic policies stand to threaten the country’s growth forecast for fiscal year 2016/17 (July-June), warns the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Although President John Magufuli, when he was elected in 2016, promised economic reform the IMF says this progress has been slow. Moreover, a lack of public…See More
Jan 19
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Kenya’s exports to East Africa drop by $105 million

New data has revealed that Kenya’s exports to East Africa dropped by the largest margin in three years, to $275.7 million. According to a report from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, all countries in the region, with the exception of the DRC, cut their uptake of Kenyan imports from Kenya.The report said:“Africa…See More
Jan 12
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Ben Chumo leaves Kenya Power, new CEO to be appointed

Ben Chumo (pictured), Kenya Power CEO, has exited the firm. This after an activist moved to court attempting to block him from serving a second term.According to reports, in November last year Judge Nelson Abuodha issued temporary orders stopping the Energy minister and board from renewing Chumo’s tenure at Kenya Power. This…See More
Jan 5
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VW expands into Kenya & Rwanda

Volkswagen (VW) has opened a new assembly plant in Kenya, in the industrial town of Thika, also launching plans for a ride-sharing service. A few weeks prior, VW signed a deal to build an assembly plant in Algeria. The German car manufacturer is clearly expanding into East Africa.According to Herbert Diess, VW Brand CEO, the…See More
Dec 29, 2016
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Julius Muia new DG of Kenya’s Vision 2030

Julius Muia, a former Unga and HF Group senior manager, has been chosen by President Kenyatta to drive the country’s national long-term development policy, Kenya Vision 2030, as its new director-general.James Mwangi (pictured), chairman of Vision 2030, when announcing Muia’s appointment said:“He is one of the outstanding…See More
Dec 22, 2016

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