Capital Business

  • Capital Business: Pantry Essentials #PropertyInsights Keeping your pantry fully stocked is a sure time saver when it comes to wondering what to cook for dinner. Here is a list of 9 things to always keep or have in your pantry or around the kitchen. Onions and Garlic Always keep a healthy stash of onions as these are almost always at […] Onions and...
  • Capital Business: Uhuru assures Italian investors of easy access to visas MILAN, Italy, Sep 9 - President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday opened the Kenya-Italy Business Forum with an assurance to the Italian business community that his government has streamlined the visa issuance process to make the document more accessible. The President said the introduction of online visa...
  • Capital Business: High-speed fibre cable to connect Kenya, S.Sudan in 2 years NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 9 - Kenya and South Sudan will be connected to a high-speed fibre optic cable within the next two years enhancing communication and inter-border trade. The two governments are implementing the optic fibre cable system as part of the Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade and...
  • Capital Business: How to know you’re ready to quit employment for entrepreneurship NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 9 - Have you been flirting with the idea of quitting your current job so as to make your side hustle a full time job? Does the idea of becoming your own boss through entrepreneurship seem like a fairy tale that you cannot wait to make a reality? Is Dr Chris Kirubi’s […] Does...
  • Capital Business: Nairobi 3rd most expensive city in Africa to spend night NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 9 - Nairobi has been rated third most expensive city for a good night’s sleep in Africa, according to a new survey produced by hospitality research firm STR Global. According to the survey, the average rate for a hotel room in the first six months of 2015 was $144.76. This...
  • Capital Business: Tech world waits for iPhone news and hopes for magic The tech world on Wednesday will have its eyes on Apple, expecting new versions of the company’s coveted iPhone but hoping for magic in the form of unexpected innovation. Apple remained mum even as rumors ran rampant about what is in store at an upcoming San Francisco media event. Analysts and...
  • Capital Business: Guide: Features of a modern health Insurance Policy What specific services can one expect when they buy medical insurance? This question is usually important to those who are just joining a health insurance scheme. It is therefore critical to analyze the range of services available in the commercial health insurance plans available in the Kenyan...
  • Capital Business: 140,000 Lufthansa passengers grounded by pilots’ strike FRANKFURT, Sep 9- German airline Lufthansa on Wednesday said 140,000 passenger were grounded and 1,000 flights cancelled as a two-day strike by pilots entered its second day. The airline’s application for a court injunction against the walkout — the 13th in 18 months — was turned down by Frankfurt’...
  • Capital Business: Risk of Syrian conflict cotton in your closet worries manufacturers PARIS, Sep 9- Islamic State militants have got their hands on Syrian cotton production, worrying some manufacturers even though there appears little risk for now that IS linked clothes could end up on the catwalk or in your closet. After seizing oil and grain fields to fund their offensive, IS...
  • Capital Business: China to step up fiscal incentives to boost growth BEIJING, Sep 9- China will adopt “stronger” fiscal policies to support growth, Beijing said as it seeks to sooth increasing fears about the world’s second largest economy following turmoil in domestic and overseas markets. The government will accelerate major construction projects, allow more small...
  • Capital Business: Kenya looking at the world, not East or West LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 9 - Kenya is neither looking East nor West for investors but for opportunities across the world whether in traditional ally markets or in emerging markets, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has said. Speaking at the Barclays Africa...
  • Capital Business: Kenya Power starts Sh1.2bn Mombasa street lighting project NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 9 - Kenya Power on Wednesday launched a major network upgrade and street lighting project in the coastal city of Mombasa. The street lighting project will include Mombasa’s Old Town at a cost of Sh45 million and will involve retrofitting of 500 existing High Pressure Sodium (HSP...
  • Capital Business: Interview question: ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years?’ ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years?’  used to be a favorite interview question for recruiters and HR managers. I am using ‘used to’ because I don’t know how many of us in the HR profession still ask this question which jobseekers often provide rehearsed answers to. I stopped asking candidates...
  • Capital Business: Microsoft buys cloud computing security startup Microsoft said Tuesday it bought an Israel-based cybersecurity startup specializing in defending programs and content in the cloud, as it expands offerings for the enterprise. Microsoft did not disclose how much it paid for Adallom, but the website TechCrunch put the purchase price at $250 million...
  • Capital Business: Alibaba gets in the game with new sports company Chinese online giant Alibaba on Wednesday set up a new company to focus on professional sports, it said in a statement, as it seeks new business areas beyond e-commerce. Alibaba Sports Group, majority owned by Alibaba Group, will use its parent’s e-commerce ecosystem to participate in businesses...
  • Capital Business: A leading agriculture firm marching to Africa market. Maize, as source of the staple food for Kenyan people, is mostly ground for sifted and unsifted maize meal or other products like maize grits and by products bran and germ. Professional and experienced in this field, Beyase offers consumer full solutions to start a real complete milling plant that...
  • Capital Business: Naikuni insists no graft in KQ, open to probe NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 - Former Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni has distanced himself from reports that corruption was rife during his tenure at the airline, insisting he has never been involved in graft. Naikuni who was at the helm of the Pride of Africa for 11 years said he was not aware of any...
  • Capital Business: Exhibitors to double deals at 2015 Total Motorshow NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 - Exhibitors at the 2015 Total Motorshow are expecting to double their deals in this edition, compared to 2013. The show is anticipating to double its number of visitors to 30,000 from 15, 000 recorded in 2013. Simba Corporation Chief Executive Adil Popat says the show comes...
  • Capital Business: India’s Modi seeks to capitalise on China’s market woes NEW DELHI, Sep 8- Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks Tuesday with economists and business leaders, seeking ways to protect India from volatility in global markets and capitalise on China’s woes. Modi reportedly urged business leaders including Reliance Industries owner Mukesh Ambani — India’s...
  • Capital Business: Imperial Bank, Jubilee launch education plan NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 - Imperial Bank has entered into a partnership with Jubilee Insurance, to offer an education savings plan dubbed the Marble Junior Education Plan for the bank’s Marble Junior Savings account. The Marble Education Plan is underwritten by Jubilee Insurance and is pegged to an...
  • Capital Business: MiX Telematics to expand operations in EAC NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 - MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions is seeking to expand its operations in the Kenyan market and the wider East African region in the next three years. The company plans to invest a significant percentage of all revenues...
  • Capital Business: Kenya Orient pays Sh99mn claims for Gikomba fire victims NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 - Kenya Orient Insurance has paid Sh99 million in insurance claims settlement for traders whose businesses were destroyed by fire at the Gikomba Market. Seventy five businesses received cheques of between Sh750,000 and Sh4.2 million each firmly putting them back in business...
  • Capital Business: 50 cars in 50 days for Airtel subscribers NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 - For the next 50 days, 50 Kenyans across the country stand a chance to win a brand new red Toyota Axio, courtesy of Airtel Kenya. Dubbed ‘Smartika na 5X bonus’, the promotion will award Airtel’s pre-paid customers, distributors and retailers who achieve the 5X target which is...
  • Capital Business: Italy offers to extend and expand dept swap program ROME, Italy, Sep 7 - The Italian Government has offered to extend and expand its debt swap program, a move that will see Sh4.2 billion injected into key socio-economic projects in Kenya. The decision was reached on Monday at a meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi...
  • Capital Business: TED Radio Hour: Turning Points Our lives are often defined by major turning points. They can happen gradually or in an instant. But how do we reconcile the before and the after — our former selves with who we’ve become? In this hour, we hear from TED speakers who have been shaped by profound turning points in their lives. 1...

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