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Economic Update | Kenya: Year in Review 2017

5 Jan 2018
Kenya: Year In Review 2017
A slowdown in agricultural activity, tighter credit conditions and political uncertainty have contributed to a mixed year for Kenya, with the country scaling down internal growth forecasts.

Economic Update | Kenyan insurance sector posts growth amid shifting purchasing patterns and reforms

29 Nov 2017
Kenya insurance
A steep rise in demand for life coverage – traditionally a smaller segment than non-life lines – has been driving growth in Kenya’s insurance sector over the course of 2017.

Economic Update | Kenya’s tourism industry records solid growth

30 Oct 2017
Kenya tourism
South African hospitality group City Lodge is set to open a new 172-room hotel in Nairobi next month. Located in the popular diplomatic quarter in the north of the city, and next door to the Two...

Economic View | Byron Clatterbuck, CEO, SEACOM

19 Oct 2017
Byron Clatterbuck, CEO, SEACOM
What have been the biggest challenges to rolling out international cables across Africa?

Economic Update | Modern retail in Kenya is gaining pace, though rising competition has created challenges

26 Sep 2017
Kenya Retail
In July Nairobi-based grocery retailer Naivas Supermarket inaugurated a 3250-sq-metre property in the capital’s Ciata City Mall. The opening of the new store – which occupied a space formerly held by...

Economic Update | Kenya awards major contract for construction of core infrastructure for smart city

28 Aug 2017
Kenya ICT
Government plans to establish Kenya as the “silicon savannah” received a boost with the awarding of a $390m contract to build key infrastructure for Konza Technopolis, a master-planned property...