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For many years Kenya’s interaction with the global exchange-traded fund (ETF) arena was a passive one. The nation’s reputation as a lively frontier market meant that it was frequently a component of foreign-based ETFs which targeted global investors with an interest in the potentially higher returns of emerging markets. For instance, in the US...

Kenya’s stock exchange has played a vital role in the expansion of the nation’s economy for six decades. In terms of market capitalisation, it is the leading bourse in the East African region. As well as being a founding member of the African Securities Exchanges Association and the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA), the bourse was promoted from affiliate...

 

How great a role will the manufacturing sector play in the future of the economy?

 

The global economy is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), or Industry 4.0, based on the application of new digital and automated technologies in production processes and service delivery. These changes are presenting emerging markets with opportunities such as improved productivity, as well as risks, namely reshoring and the...

 

The STANLIB Fahari I-REIT (FAHR) is the only listed REIT on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). FAHR is an income REIT (I-REIT), which is a type of REIT that owns and manages income-generating real estate for the benefit of its shareholders. I-REITs are required to distribute at least 80% of their income as dividends. With the listing of...

 

Released by the Treasury in June 2018, the 2018/19 budget policy statement (BPS) outlined plans to increase state support for the manufacturing segment’s development, while also setting targets for growth and employment across a range of industrial segments. Objectives include increasing manufacturing’s contribution to GDP from 8.4% in 2017 to...

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