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Kenya is the biggest economy in East Africa and most watched in sub-Saharan Africa, being the regional business hub. BT brings you comprehensive coverage of the various economic sectors.

Govt to merge six financial agencies to form mega bank

According to the plan, the new agency will become a one-stop shop for loans from the Government ranging

These will be the 32 most powerful economies in the world...

By 2050, the world is likely to have changed drastically from what we know now, and the planet's economic and financial landscape will be...

Dynamism boosts regional economies amid political blues

In Kenya the disputed elections and subsequent repeat election (boycotted by the opposition), delayed some investment decisions while protests in some areas hampered business

Kenya’s economy to ‘bounce back’

Kenya’s economy is set to grow from the current 4.9% to 5.5% and 5.9% in 2018 and 2019 respectively, a World Bank report has...

Nairobi to get machine that fixes potholes in 5 mins

Kenya's capital city will be among the first counties to employ such technology imported from Europe

How Uhuru and Ruto were paid four times their salaries

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, were grossly over-paid in 2016, according a report of the Auditor General, which reveals their salaries...

Kenya shilling suffers fresh beating

Central Bank of Kenya governor Patrick Njoroge, however, says Kenyans are resilient enough and would override current political upheavals even as the local currency registers losses against the greenback

Drawn-out vote increases risks for investors, IMF says

Bretton Woods institution avers prolonged election period has increased risks for investors and traders, in turn leading to a slowdown in economic activity

Tax-free motorbike imports roar

As of July, according to official data, Kenya had imported 146,757 motorcycle units, up from 86,286 during the similar period last year

Africa urged to close the macroeconomics gender gap

Women are conspicuously absent from the decision-making processes yet they were the greatest losers on issues of Illicit Financial Flows that ravage economic growth