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Kenya Finance Bill 2015: How are SMEs affected?

Small and medium businesses should expect tax changes once the Finance Bill 2015 is signed into law. The bill formulates the proposals announced in the budget for the financial year 2015/2016...

By Ngugi Mungai 28 Aug 2015 09:38

Mobile survey informs Global Entrepreneurship Summit

GeoPoll the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners...

24 Jul 2015 14:42

Potential new bill to introduce changes in tax administration for businesses

Businesses which overpaid tax to the Kenya Revenue Authority will have one year to apply for refunds if the new Tax Procedures Bill 2015 is signed into law.

24 Jul 2015 12:19

Should SMEs invest in long term assets?

Could you be too ambitious in your plan to invest in long term assets in your small business?

By Richard Mungai 23 Jul 2015 14:11

Credit reference bureaus will increase your chances of getting a bank loan

You should maintain a good borrowing record for your business, because banks are now lending money by looking at the credit scores of borrowers.

21 Jul 2015 09:54

New app will allow SMEs to buy government bonds

Small and medium enterprises in Kenya will be able to save and invest in government bonds with just Ksh3,000 via a mobile phone platform...

20 Jul 2015 09:18

3G Direct Pay certified PCI compliant

Pan-African premier solution for online and mobile payments, 3G Direct Pay Limited, has been certified as compliant with the security standards of the Global Payment Card Industry...

13 Jul 2015 15:51

SimbaPay launches M-Pesa Paybill service

SimbaPay has launched a product that allows Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments. This is a new addition to the existing SimbaPay platform...

11 Jun 2015 13:02

The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device

Do you have an antivirus product on your mobile phone? If not, best you invest in one in order to protect against mobile fraud, as mobile payments and card-not-present retail go on the rise...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jan 2015 14:00

M-Pesa takes East Africa by storm

M-Pesa, the mobile-phone wallet has provided new financial options to places where banks and credit cards are scarce and cash has long been king...

26 Jan 2015 08:34

Equity Bank introduces mobile banking smart SIM

Kenya's Equity Bank will be issuing an ultra-thin mobile banking smart SIM with patented technology from Taisys. The bank's customers can now enjoy funds transfer, micro-payments and other mobile financial services...

7 Oct 2014 12:17

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014 11:50

Sun International sells some African assets

Sun International says it will sell a portion of its interests in its African assets to a foreign subsidiary of Thailand-listed Minor International Public Co (Mint) for R664m.

19 Aug 2014 10:22

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014 08:27

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014 12:13

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years.

By Charlotte Mathews 21 Jul 2014 10:50

[Fin4Ag] Digital financial services for agriculture

Kenya is hosting an international conference this week, focusing on digital financial services for agriculture, organisers said yesterday.

16 Jul 2014 09:45

Kenya's PesaPoint to launch expansive agent network

Similar to the PesaPoint ATM network, PesaPoint is set to launch an expansive network, 'super Agent Network', composing over 1200 agents countrywide.

24 Jun 2014 17:07

SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

12 Jun 2014 10:21

Transnet wants to 'industrialise railways'

Small- and medium-sized engineering companies must create niche markets for themselves to supply Transnet with parts for the locomotives that the freight logistics company envisages building within the next two to three decades.

By Amanda Visser 9 Jun 2014 11:03

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