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Economic Update | Kenya’s retail sector ranks as second-most formalised in Africa

12 Feb 2016
Kenya retail
Increasing urbanisation and rising levels of disposable income should fuel growth in Kenya’s retail sector in 2016 and beyond, as demand for quality outlets and a broader range of shopping options...

Economic Update | Kenya Year in Review 2015

15 Jan 2016
Kenya YER
The Kenyan economy performed comparatively strongly in 2015, even in the face of global economic headwinds, such as slow growth in Europe, and domestic hurdles, including weaker tourism receipts and...

Economic Update | Kenya to benefit from newly agreed TFTA

28 Nov 2015
Kenya trade
After seven years of negotiation, the signing of the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (TFTA) in June is being heralded by many in Kenya as a turning point in regional integration. 

Economic Update | Kenya to launch world’s first mobile-only sovereign bond

26 Oct 2015
Kenya mobile
The government of Kenya is looking to capitalise on high mobile penetration to expand financial inclusion, with plans to offer a new infrastructure bond exclusively via mobile phones, marking the...

Economic Update | Kenya looks to woo investors amid global stock market slowdown

23 Sep 2015
Kenya CM
The introduction of new products and tools aimed at boosting liquidity may help Kenya support growth of its capital markets during a period of broader emerging market volatility. 

Economic Update | Kenya plans spending boost

19 Aug 2015
kenya budget
Announced in June and effective from July, a KSh2.1trn ($20.5bn) budget marks Kenya’s largest to date, with planned expenditure up by about 18% on funds allocated in the previous fiscal year.