Capital Business

  • Capital Business: UK property investment firm to list on Nairobi bourse NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7 - St Paul’s Property Trust Plc has announced plans to list on the Growth Enterprise Market Segment (GEMS) of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). This will be the first listing in East Africa by a UK property investment company. The listing is expected to take place in the...
  • Capital Business: TED Radio Hour: The next greatest generation? Whether you call them Millennials, Generation Y, or the Me Generation, one thing’s for certain: this generation of young people will change the world. But how different is this hyper-connected generation from its predecessors? And what will be its legacy? In this hour, we hear from TED speakers...
  • Capital Business: I&M Holdings to acquire Giro Commercial Bank NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7 - I...
  • Capital Business: Chase Bank, ATI in pact to support SMEs NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7 - Chase Bank Kenya has partnered with the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) enabling them to extend credit to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). The bank is targeting about 2.3 million SMEs across the country as only an estimated nine percent of this group have...
  • Capital Business: Respect the Hustle: From airline executive to top make-up artist   Karen Macharia’s dashing style is no secret that she was indeed meant for the world of cosmetics. The now renowned makeup artist, ‘Faces By Karsha’, left a high position in the marketing department at Etihad Airways, Nairobi office, a year ago to get into the beauty industry. Despite being in the...
  • Capital Business: Factors to consider when setting up corporate medical insurance Are you currently thinking of starting a health insurance scheme for your employees? Many employers spend hours agonizing over what they need to consider when evaluating health insurance companies to provide a medical benefits for their employees. If you think about it, this decision usually boils...
  • Capital Business: Multi-billion shilling fertilizer plant launched in Uasin-Gishu NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 5 - A multi-billion shilling fertiliser plant that will meet the specific soils and crop conditions across the country has been launched in Uasin-Gishu County. The first project of its kind in Kenya, which is being spearheaded by the Toyota Tsusho Fertilizer Plant, will bring...
  • Capital Business: Safaricom opens up M-PESA platform to developers NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 - Safaricom has opened up its M-PESA platform to allow local and international developers to come up with next-generation applications that will work with the most preferred mobile money solution. Making M-PESA’s Application Programming Interface (API) available follows the...
  • Capital Business: Kenya partners with US travel agents to spur visits NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 - Kenya has partnered with the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) to increase the number of tourists visiting the country from the United States. Commerce and Tourism Principal Secretary Ibrahim Mohammed is leading a team of industry players in the aggressive campaigns...
  • Capital Business: Kenya ‘fertile ground’ for investment by UK firms NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 4 - Kenya has been ranked third in an analysis illustrating where UK companies should invest in, sub-Saharan Africa. Dubbed ‘The Barclays Africa Trade Index’, Kenya scored 56.2 percent behind Nigeria which scored 62.6 percent with South Africa leading with 73.3 percent. The...
  • Capital Business: Getting candid with Myspace Properties CEO Mwenda Thuranira NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 4 -  Meet the 38-year-old Mombasa-based Real Estate master Mwenda Thuranira, the CEO and Founder of Myspace Properties. Myspace Properties helps buyers, investors, owners and developers meet their needs. “Our mission is to be the first pick when it comes to you venturing into...
  • Capital Business: Anglo American in talks to sell S.Africa platinum mines JOHANNESBURG, Sep 4- Mining giant Anglo American has opened talks to sell platinum mines in South Africa to Sibanye Gold, the country’s biggest producer of gold, as the platinum industry struggles with falling prices and industrial unrest. Prices for platinum, which is mainly used in jewellery and...
  • Capital Business: Mobile payments hit Sh1.3tr in 2015 H1 NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 - Value of mobile payments increased 18.2 percent in the first half of 2015 to Sh1.3 trillion according to data released by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). This was boosted by a 21.5 percent increase in transactions per customer to 19.98 percent in the first half of 2015...
  • Capital Business: Be smart! compare health quotes at Insureafrika First, lets agree on what smart is. Smart is that feeling you get when you buy a car at 10% off the marked price, knowing full well that other buyers are paying the full price for the car. In other words, smart in our economy is about getting the biggest bang for your bucks. Now […] If you already...
  • Capital Business: Kenya Airways, KTB in pact to market the country NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 3 - Kenya Airways has entered into a partnership with Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) to jointly market the country as a tourism destination. The deal will see KQ offices in key destinations used as one-stop shops where tourists can book tickets, learn more about Kenya and seek...
  • Capital Business: More women in State-owned firm boards NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 3 - State-owned enterprises top in women representation in boards, according to a report by the Institute of Directors (IOD). The survey carried out in 2014 indicates that there were 13 women chairpersons out of 84 sampled State corporations, with 230 women directors out of a...
  • Capital Business: Safaricom to pay Sh25.64bn as dividends NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 3 - Safaricom’s board of directors has recommended a dividend payment of Sh25.64 billion to its shareholders. This will represent a payout of Sh17.05 per share to every shareholder. According to Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore, the dividend payment represents 80 percent of its...
  • Capital Business: The intricate process of tweaking the iconic Google logo The Google search page is the most recognized web page in the world. From the onset, Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin made it clear the Google home page would remain simple with the plain white background and the search input. That has remained consistent. The only thing that has changed...
  • Capital Business: Counterfeit Authority urged to step up fight against fakes NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 3 - Motor companies are urging the Kenya Counterfeit Authority of Kenya to step up its efforts in fighting bogus products in the country especially spare parts. General Motors Chief Executive Rita Kavashe says 50 percent of all imported spare parts in the country are...
  • Capital Business: Tesla to produce ‘economical’ Model 3 in two years Tesla will begin producing the “lower cost” Model 3 in two years, Elon Musk, the founder of the luxury electric carmaker said Wednesday. But production of the car, which at an estimated $35,000 would be half the price of the popular Model S, depends on Musk’s group opening its new, multi-billion-...
  • Capital Business: Kim Kardashian takes Instagram crown with record 45M followers Reality television star Kim Kardashian is now more than ever the queen of social media, announcing that her Instagram account has a record 45 million followers. “45 million Instagram followers!!!!! I love you guys!!!!!” Kardashian informed those same followers, captioning a selfie of a sidelong...
  • Capital Business: Japan eyes tourist boost with Google-style street view… for cats Tourism bosses in a Japanese prefecture have come up with what they hope will draw more feline-loving visitors: a Google-style street view for cats. Billed as a world’s first, officials this week launched an online map that explores the streets of port city Onomichi from the purr-spective of a four...
  • Capital Business: Why Kenya is a key partner for Japan – JICA NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 - My interview with Hideo Eguchi is set for 12 o’clock and I have been allowed twenty five minutes only. Which is why I am at the JICA lobby at around 11:30am, to get a feel of ‘things’ while trying to shorten my too long questionnaire. The Deputy of Head of […] The Deputy of...
  • Capital Business: Every Home Needs These #PropertyInsights Every home should be different, have a different set of colors and personality and feel to it. However, there a few things every home should have, the key essential and classic ingredients that make up the foundation of a good home. Take a look at this list: Lights in every room. Light is very...
  • Capital Business: Jamii Bora Bank kicks off Sh400mn office construction NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 2 - Jamii Bora Bank has commenced the construction of a Sh400 million head office building in Kilimani area, Nairobi. The building that will see the bank move its administrative functions from its current headquarters on Koinange Street will take 18 months to complete. Speaking...

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