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Thu, 14 Jul 2016
There’s a simple reason why the top 30 countries in ease of doing business index have remained in the same position for years, and why Singapore has been labelled as the ‘easiest place to do business for a decade'.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016
As a continent we are increasingly experiencing the difference made by Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). SMEs have, over the years, become a reliable business segment through which African investors have innovatively built agile strategies to meet the dynamic needs of different communities.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016
The Kenya Economic Update released by the World bank earlier this year termed Kenya as a ‘solid performer among its peer groups’ owing to a consistent growth rate of 6per cent between 2006-2014. However, in the same breath the study shows that our country cannot keep pace with East African peers whose annual growth rate is way above 6 per cent.
Thu, 09 Jun 2016
The Kenyan economy has been growing robustly at an average of 6 per cent amid global economic slowdown, according to the Budget statement delivered by the Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich yesterday.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016
As the budget is read this week, there are four things I would like to point out which we wish to see tackled in the 2016 budget. If addressed, these issues could take manufacturing a long way forward. The first is the key issue of VAT refunds which has dogged us for years.
Fri, 03 Jun 2016
In the recent months we have witnessed unfortunate incidences in the corporate scene that have made us question whether our local businesses have taken the time to institute corporate governance in their operations.
Mon, 30 May 2016
I would like to add my voice to the on going debate on whether capping interest rates at 4% above the Central Bank Rate will benefit the economy. From a manufacturing point of view, this move could curb the flow of funds to the industrial sector as Banks would resort to lending only to the government and AAA accredited institutions, leaving out SMEs and other borrowers in the cold.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016
Since the introduction of the Tax Procedures Act (2015) many businesses are grappling with the question of the legality of the Withholding Tax. The main reason for this is that the new Act, though welcome, for many reasons scrapped a number of provisions from the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act 2013.