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Capital Markets Authority tighten grip on fraudsters as markets deepen

By Paul Muthaura

It is often said that an informed investor is a protected investor. This forum is intended to take this concept to the next level through the recognition and sensitization of the other institutions that play a critical role in investor protection and the prevention of market abuse.Finance minister Njeru Githae wants CMA to safeguard existing investors confidenceFinance minister Njeru Githae wants CMA to safeguard existing investors confidence

 

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) is committed to increasing its investor education initiatives as well as new collaborative efforts with stakeholders through strategic partnerships.

World Bank responds to Oxfam's food report

By 2050, there will be two billion more people in the world; a 70 per cent increase in global food production will be needed to feed them. Food prices are rising pushing many people back into poverty. Food production remains a challenge in AfricaFood production remains a challenge in Africa

 

Addressing this challenge will require major new investment in agriculture to improve the productivity of large and small farmers while protecting the environment and existing users’ rights.

 

Share information and tackle stigma to combat HIV/AIDS pandemic, urges Bank President

By Jim Yong Kim

As we look back on the history of this epidemic, it is hard to say that there is any one moment when the tide began to turn. Because the truth is that we have been turning back the tide of AIDS, step by painful step, for 30 years.HIV/AIDS pandemic affects chilren who are orphaned by the scourge in most African countriesHIV/AIDS pandemic affects chilren who are orphaned by the scourge in most African countries


And at nearly every turn, it is the activists, and their communities, that have led the way.
It was activists and communities who devised safer sex, promoted condom use, needle exchange and virtually all the behavioral prevention we use today.

Kenya’s home owners calls for lower cost of mortgage from commercial banks

By Caroline Kariuki

There can be few industries quite as relieved as the mortgage industry by last week's news of a final easing in the CBK base rate that fell 150 basis points from 18 per cent to 16.5 per cent.Equity bank is among banks charging high interest on mortgagesEquity bank is among banks charging high interest on mortgages

For those of us in the industry, we see home loans as an entry point to asset ownership that is more than a life-time repositioning.

Keep world trade open to all, pleads leaders of major world multilateral bodies

We are now in the fourth year of the Great Recession. So far, the economies belonging to the World Trade Organization (WTO) have resisted the kind of widespread protectionism that would make a bad situation much worse. But protectionist pressures are building as weary politicians hear more and more calls for economic nationalism.Former World Bank President Mr Robert Zoellick is one of those calling for open global tradeFormer World Bank President Mr Robert Zoellick is one of those calling for open global trade

The WTO’s best defense of open trade is a good offense. A new WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement would be a win-win for all: increasing developing countries’ capacity to trade, strengthening the WTO’s development mandate, and helping fuel global economic growth. More than a decade after the launch of the Doha Round, this agreement could be a down payment on the commitment WTO members have made to linking trade and development.

Kenyans should continue to hold majority shareholding in Kenya Airways, says President Kibaki

 

By President Mwai Kibaki

 

 

I am delighted to be here today for the launch of the Kenya Airways Rights Issue.  This is a critical milestone in which Kenya Airways seeks to raise 20.7 billion shillings to invest in an ambitious expansion program.President Kibaki want shareholding at KQ to favour KenyansPresident Kibaki want shareholding at KQ to favour Kenyans

I trust that Kenyans will take advantage of this opportunity, to strengthen our national flag carrier that is a good example of how privatisation can be executed for the good of all stakeholders.

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