Business News: Bumps on Uhuru's road to expanding economy

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Ills that afflicted the country in Jubilee's first term need to be urgently addressed.
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Industrialist Dr Manu Chandaria has said industrial revolution will remain a mirage in Kenya until such a time that the country builds a strong base for science and technology.
What it would take to electrify the automotive sector asks Trevor Hill, the head of Audi South Africa.
The value of shares traded on Gulf stock markets plummeted this year, a report said on Sunday, in the latest sign of how the region's economies are struggling with the drop in oil prices.
The launch of the Natural Science Collections Facility is set to protect SA biodiversity and organise all research material in a virtual hub
Wine drinkers may be in for a torrid time over the festive season as the domestic industry says it expects yield to drop 50% because of the drought.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has called on retirement funds to obey strict rules laid down by the pension funds regulator.
Mandla Shabangu decided to celebrate his 21st birthday by starting an NPO #Being21 to empower lives of young children in the rural areas of SA.
Zimbabwe has been engulfed by fruit shortages after the government banned imports and other horticultural products with immediate effect.
Twitter announced new rules on tweets in aid to assist victims of non-consensual nudity and sexual harassment.
The downturn was notably minimal after the 2013 polls. This time, however, it seems we are making up for this minimal downturn before the repeat presidential election on Thursday.
Kenya has been forced to pay Sh5.7 billion in penalty over the delay to connect power generated from Turkana Wind Power project to the national grid.
Following the collapse of the Sigiri Bridge in Busia County early this year, the contractor has embarked on building the structure afresh, and in strict adherence to the conditions of contract and ris
Dairy farmers at the Coast are looking at better prospects after processor Brookside announced that earnings from raw milk sales in the region increased by 10 per cent last year.
Local financial and technology firm Kocela has been named the best Payments and Transfer Company in Africa at the African Fintech Awards.
Tony Singleton, CEO of Turnberry Management Risk Solutions writes about the importance of 'Gap cover'.
Company and two former executives face fraud charges over calamitous coal deal in Mozambique.
Together with his family, the billionaire is worth at least Sh15 billion. Paunrana, whose family is seen as the pioneer of Kenya's cement industry, is plotting which other market to conquer.
Following the collapse of the Sigiri Bridge in Busia County early this year, the contractor has embarked on building the structure afresh, and in strict adherence to the conditions of contract and ris
Chief executive and founder of Bridge Labs, Musa Kalenga addresses the problem of gaining access to appropriate online tools for entrepreneurs.
12 African countries under the aegis of Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa (GDSA) have called for a renewed commitment to incorporating the value of nature in economic and social develo
China's economy is on track to meet the official growth target for 2017, the head of the state planning agency said Saturday.
Local manufacturing firms continue to face blustering headwinds - from heightened global competition to sluggish demand and macroeconomic conditions,
Airbnb is a popular way to find accommodation and to earn money, here are 5 things to consider before becoming an Airbnb host.
Musa Kalenga Chief executive and founder of Bridge Labs writes about the fast approaching augmented age
Economists cautiously welcomed the ratification of the 2017 budget by the Parliament, the first bill to be approved by the House since 2005.
To supplement their income, many teachers run a side hustle. While some run boda bodas and kiosks, one teacher is making a tidy sum from farming.
Foreign investors have expressed interest to partner the Kisumu County Government to develop the multi-billion shilling marine industry to spur tourism growth and development.
Stanbic Bank's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) said Kenya's private sector recorded the fifth consecutive month of falling output last month on account of election jitters.
Dubai will this November host African heads of State and business leaders at a forum to discuss the continent's economic outlook and investment opportunities for countries in the United Arab Emirates
Profit after tax grew 0.9 per cent to Sh7.26 billion in the year to June 2017, from Sh7.19 billion over a similar period in 2016.
NSE 20 index, which tracks the top 20 stocks on the bourse, closed the week at 3,543 points having shed 82.63 points or 2.28 per cent.
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has urged construction companies to abide by all labour laws or risk stern action from the Department.
Europ Assistance South Africa (EASA) launched a new platform called Homio, to ease the process of finding service providers for household emergencies.

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