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Business highlights-April 21 2017 Kenya hit by jobs slowdown for the first time in 4 years

Kenya hit by jobs slowdown for the first time in 4 years The Kenyan economy lost its job creation momentum for the first time in four years, even as large

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Business highlights – Congested job market spells doom for college graduates

Little hope for college graduates as formal sector fails to create new jobs in 2016 The Kenyan economy lost its job creation momentum for the first time in four years

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Business highlights – New law may lock youth, disabled persons out of public procurement board

  Japanese car dealers to help Kenyan authorities curtail cases of fraud A delegation of Japan’s used car dealers has arrived in Nairobi to help craft strategies against fraud that

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Business highlights – State to spend Ksh1.5 billion on solar lanterns as Jubilee government promises universal access to electricity within 3 years

State to spend Ksh1.5 billion on solar lanterns as Jubilee government promises universal access to electricity within 3 years At least five million households in the country have been connected

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Business highlights – Rise in minimum wage pushing firms out of Kenya, says employers’ federation

Rise in minimum wage pushing firms out of Kenya, says employers’ federation The continued increase of minimum wages to workers is pushing potential employers to relocate to neighbouring countries, the

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Business highlights – EPZ extends Nairobi clothing expo to Thika Road Mall following increased demand

EPZ extends Nairobi clothing expo to Thika Road Mall  following increased demand Textiles firms in the tax-free Export Processing Zones (EPZ) have moved the clothing exhibition to Thika Road Mall

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Business highlights – Treasury doubles tax on alcohol and cigarettes

Treasury doubles tax on alcohol and cigarettes, halves duty on fresh juices and cosmetic products The Treasury has doubled the excise stamp fees for cigarettes, wines, and spirits to Ksh2.80

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Business highlights – Tatu City puts up an additional 100 quarter-acre plots for sale amid growing demand

Kenya touted as third most-preferred destination for super rich travellers Kenya emerged as the third most preferred travel destination by High Net-Worth Individuals (NHWI) in Africa last year The country

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Business highlights – Mobile money sector to create opportunities worth Ksh41 trillion in 8 years

Mobile money sector to create opportunities worth Ksh41 trillion by 2025 Mobile money in Africa will represent a $400 billion (Ksh41.4 trillion) opportunity by the year 2025 John Aglionby, East

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Business highlights – Retailers in move to publish pictures of people caught shoplifting

  Retailers in move to publish names and pictures of people caught shoplifting Retailers are seeking the green light to publish the names and pictures of persons caught shoplifting in