All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


Global Markets: Can Africa Stand the Test of Time?

Our markets are excluded from the major global trends mainly because of their size and poor corporat...

23rd May 2006
Uchumi Shutdown: Who is the Loser?

As the market slowly readjusts from the Uchumi shutdown, we are bound to see more and more people tu...

6th June 2006
Capital Markets Authority Indicted

The CMA takes the blame for our underdeveloped equity market. Whether they adopt an electronic trad...

13th June 2006
Broker Malpractices: When Should Reform Take Effec...

It may be hard to tell what efforts are in place for now, but the private efforts may be the only wa...

24th October 2006
Stock Market Trends: Watch Them and Reap!

By watching for changes in the market you can be ready for any potential market changes that may aff...

31st October 2006
‘Off-shore Africa’: The Great African Dream

Why do fund managers put so much credit on the offshore markets but leave out emerging markets in...

7th November 2006
Nairobi Stock Exchange: Breaths or Bubbles?

Nobody has ever predicted the ‘when’ and ‘how’ of bursts. Just before the burst, the market will alw...

14th November 2006
Investing Wisely in the Year 2007

As the Presidential Cycle nears, investors are worried about the possibility of a crash, price adjus...

29th November 2006
Emerging Markets: Is Africa Fitting In?

Although the west has shunned African markets for a long time, Africa’s stock markets appear set for...

29th November 2006
Brokers: Breaking into Investors Wealth

Brokers’ malpractices are an ugly fact of investment in stocks, but they are part of the risks invol...

5th December 2006
Joint Wealth Acquisition: The New Art of Doing Bu...

The pace at which investment clubs have sprang up shows the reversing trend in the equity market. W...

12th December 2006
Gaining from the 2007 General Elections

Politics or who's in charge is not a big deal in investment decisions. Governments are more victims...

19th December 2006
Financial Shenanigans: Be Cautious!

If a company starts booking a lump-sum payment as current sales even when services will be provided...

20th December 2006
Price Controls are an Invasion of Privacy!

In a contest between political survival and business survival, business should prevail. The rational...

6th November 2007
Beating the Stock Market at Its Own Game

In the midst of this market downturn, we all have the same gut check. Will you be comfortable with a...

13th November 2007
A Primer on Commodity Futures

Why would one invest in commodities and not the conventional stocks or bonds as always done in the p...

27th November 2007
Reaping from Stock Market Chaos

Some behaviors are thought to be random but not to the very experienced hawk eye. This is where the...

27th November 2007
Investing in Africa: Not for the Faint Hearted

Events in Kenya are perhaps a timely reminder that while attractive returns can be generated across...

15th January 2008
Strong Shilling Portends Mixed Fortunes

Regardless of who benefits more from the strength of the shilling, the market forces should determin...

4th December 2007
Price Controls: Zimbabwe Sobering Up

Apart from basic goods trickling back, businesses are no longer subjected to NIPC vigilantes crusadi...

11th December 2007
Imported Policies Must Be Scrutinised

SAPs-induced impoverishment among the lower social classes can last beyond the life span of the pro...

18th December 2007
Why Microfinance?

The objective of rural microfinance is to realize an inclusive financial system so that the economic...

1st January 2008
Group Lending Is The Way To Go!

Although a multiplicity of challenges face group lending, it is important to develop services that a...

8th January 2008
Kenya Economy needs Tough Tax-Justice Stimulus

We can stabilize the Kenyan market by cutting taxes, addressing justice and insecurity, toning down...

12th February 2008
Microfinance Braces for Hard Times in Post electio...

The post-election violence in Kenya brings with it operational and financial risks and challenges hi...

15th February 2008
Education: Key to Promoting Capital Markets

It is important that our formal education systems take a dynamic approach to include current issues...

16th February 2008
Rogue Stock Brokers: A Demise of the Capital Marke...

Kenya’s Nairobi Stocks Exchange (NSE) has witnessed a surge of rogue stockbrokers. The most recent e...

29th February 2008
From Microfinance to Microinsurance – the Quiet Re...

While banking has been demystified and incorporated in the common man’s mindset, thanks to microfina...

29th February 2008
Three Pillars of Business Growth

In business things are not left to chance. Since the customer is complicated, delicate and has sever...

4th March 2008
Microfinance: A Synopsis of African Experiences

African government should support the growth of the microfinance industry so as to improve the lives...

11th March 2008
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