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Tanzania Banking Association (TBA) Executive Director Tusekelege Joune shares insights on how East Africa member associations are undertaking capacity building as well as benchmarking, so as to facilitate cross-border trade and promote financial inclusion in the region. #CEOChat
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In this third edition of the Kenyan Wall Street's Investing Like an Executive series, we sit down with Samuel Kariuki, the CEO of Mi Vida Homes, to discuss the real estate developer's new Garden City development, the state of the affordable housing industry in Kenya, and concluding with some words of wisdom for young people looking to build a caree…
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The Global Peace Index 2023 (GPI 2023) reveals sharp deterioration in peace last year with Sub-Saharan Africa witnessing an increase in levels of terrorism. Over 80,000 people have died in the Russia-Ukraine war which has also disrupted global food supply chain and hypothetical Chinese blockade of Taiwan likely to disrupt complex electronics supply…
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Investing in African tech startups is rapidly gaining momentum, with more investors recognizing the massive untapped potential in the continent's burgeoning tech ecosystem. Ventures Unknown, an organization whose mission is to build connections to and between emerging tech ecosystems and access to capital, recently made its first trip to Nairobi to…
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In this episode, Nuru Mugambi interviews Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, Executive Director and Board Secretary, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (EJS) Presidential Center for Women and Development as they explore the role women in Africa play in building the economy. The EJS Center aims to amplify the voice of women and girls in all spheres of life by increasing the…
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In this episode, Nuru Mugambi interviews Tabby Tsengiwe, General Manager of Public Affairs & Communication at Old Mutual Limited as they explore the role women in Africa play in building the economy. Old Mutual (www.oldmutual.com) is a sponsor of the 2022 Angaza Awards happening on 8th June 2022. In addition to sponsoring the awards, Old Mutual is …
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In this episode, Ms Salome Mboya interviews Jacqueline Karasha, Head of Corporate Business, Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd. Kenya as they discuss: global and Pan-African trends in insurance what it takes to succeed in the insurance sector Jacqueline Karasha is a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by Angaza Awards. When Jacqueline Karasha joi…
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In this episode, Ms Marita Obare interviews Eva Warigia, Managing Director, East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA) as they discuss: democratizing investment as a financial inclusion priority role of financial literacy in growing Africa's capital markets Podcast Host: Ms. Marita Obare, Co-founder Ngazi, an on-transit advertising platform fo…
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In this episode Leah Wamugu interviews Sharon Kinyanjui as they discuss: global and Pan-African trends in cross border payments her career in digital payments and what it takes to succeed as a regional business & technology leader Sharon Kinyanjui is the first woman to direct WorldRemit's operations across 70 countries, of which 42 countries are in…
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Fleunt in Tax is a new show birthed out of a collaboration between Kenyan Wallstreet and Ushuru.co.ke. In this episode Eric Jackson speaks to John, a tax expert from Ushuru.co.ke as they break down: implications of the news Finance Bill 2022 how the new taxes will affect individuals and small businesses the various timelines before the bill becomes…
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In this episode, Ms Marita Obare interviews Rina Hicks as they discuss: democratizing investment as a financial inclusion priority the role of financial literacy in growing Africas capital markets what it takes to succeed as a woman in Investment Banking Rina Hicks was named a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by the Angaza Awards. Rin…
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In this episode, Ms Nuru Mugambi interviews Gakii Mwongera, Group Head of Internet Banking, Equity Group Holdings as they discuss: global and Pan-African trends in cross border payments what it takes to succeed as a regional business & tehcnology leader Gakii Mwongera is a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by Angaza Awards. Since joini…
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In this episode, Ms Marita Obare interviews Millicent Omukaga, Advisor to the AFDB President on Women Empowerment and Affirmative Finance as they discuss: Africa's untapped She Economy case studies of how financial sector (including AfDB programs) has helped unlock value for women on the continent learnings from her experience Dr. Millicent Omukaga…
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In this episode, we sit with Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa to discuss the following sub-themes: 2022 full-year earnings Progress of Safaricom Ethiopia Network Partnership Deal with Ethio Telecom M-PESA in Ethiopia Views on M-PESA Hitting close to $1 Billion in Revenues, Separating it from Telco The future of Safaricom from a Mergers and Acquisitions p…
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In this episode, Ms Marita Obare interviews Rahel Musyoki as they discuss: Pan-African trends in pay as you go health insurance recent innovations in health fintech what it takes to succeed in fintech space/what every fintech entrepreneur should know. Rahel Musyoki was named a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by the Angaza Awards. Rah…
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In this episode, Nuru Mugambi interviews Njeri Jomo, General Manager - Retail Business Development, Britam Group as they explore the global and pan-africana trends in insurance and what it takes to succeed. Njeri Jomo was named a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by Angaza Awards. She is General Manager of Britam Group's retail and com…
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In this episode, we sit with Marjorie Mayida, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Old Mutual Investment Group Zimbabwe and one of the 2022 Top 10 Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance. The episode explores the following sub themes: Overview of Zimbabwe Economy Developments in Banking Sector Democratizing Investment as a financial inclus…
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The third session of Kenya Banker's my chat with a bank CEO online event was hosted by Joseph Njuguna, CEO of Rafiki Microfinance Bank. Joseph Njuguna shares insights on how intellectual property can be used under the Moveable Property Registry to access credit. On the back of the rapid growth of the creative industry and ICT sector in Kenya, the n…
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Peter Makau, the CEO of DIB Bank Kenya hosted the second session of my chat with a bank CEO online event by Kenya Bankers Association. Islamic finance was introduced in Kenya more than a decade ago following the introduction of Sharia-Compliant banking in the country. Since its inception the banking model has grown rapidly, making Kenya a leading r…
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Ronald Marambii CEO Bank of Africa hosted the first session of the quarterly "My chat with a Bank CEO" online events by the Kenya Bankers Association. In this episode, Ronald explores opportunities moveable assets present in facilitating further access to credit, particularly for SMEs. The CEO says that the MPSR sought to facilitate the use of the …
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Last week, Centum released fair results. However, investors are still wary of Kenya's real estate sector especially after COVID-19 ravaged footfall in malls. KCB called off the acquisition of Tanzania's BancABC, citing regulatory headwinds and Tesla's valuation and volatility in US markets is getting investors concerned. Locally, the NASI fell by 2…
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Last week, Markets were shaken following the discovery of Omnicron by South African Scientists, evident in Dow's Dip by 800 bp on Friday, one of the highest since the pandemic began. The Dow dipped by 2.01% for the week, whereas the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 fell by 3.5% and 2.2% respectively. Locally, the NASI shed 3.66 basis points settling at 164.7…
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In this episode, we discuss the partnership between Kenya Airways and South Africa Airlines, and what it means for both parties, share investor concerns on Kengen, and touch on Uber eats venture into creating and curing munchies. Listen to this episode to understand why the KQ/SAA partnership might not fly, hear KenGen response to the Auditor's qua…
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In this episode, we talk to Jan and Michiel from Etherisc on the use case of blockchain in agricultural insurance. We discuss the use cases and benefits and use cases of parametric insurance and smart contracts in the agricultural insurance in East Africa such as bridging affordability and speeding payouts. Listen to this podcast to learn how param…
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Last week, market indices were on the red, KCB, Cooperative Bank, and Alibaba reported their earnings and investors on the NSE held their breath for November 22, the debut of day trading at the NSE. Tune in to catch up on the debut of Day trading at the NSE, what ailed the markets last week, and why Alibaba missed analysts' revenue expectations. Bi…
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In this episode, we talk to Pramod Bagalwadi, CEO DHL Global Forwarding for Sub Saharan Africa on how the African Free Continental Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will boost intra African trade. We break down how receptive national borders under the AfCFTA could benefit African MSMEs through freer movement of people, goods, and resources, allowing them to…
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In this podcast, we talk to Mutomboi Mundia, Director, Market Supervision and Development at the SEC in Zambia on the role of equality and gender representation in developing sustainable African capital markets, in the case of Zambia. Join us as we tackle issues that are key to boosting both participation and representation of women in African capi…
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23 Years and 15 million subscribers later, MTN Uganda is IPOing on the Uganda Securities Exchange. Join Eric Jackson and Wim Vanhelleputte as they break down the IPO, detailing the incentives, the opportunities, the risk factors and the onboarding process for investors. Listen to this podcast now to learn why the Telco operator chose to list now, h…
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In this episode we discuss Central Bank of Kenya's Directive to suspend the listing of negative information of borrowers with loans under Ksh 5 million that were previously performing but went under from 1 October 2021, the suspension of clearance certificates as a requirement for job application, the shining results of Safaricom and Equity Group a…
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In this episode, we host Takudzwa Mutasa, a partner at DPI to discuss the opportunity for investment in Africa, the role of impact and sustainability in building valuable businesses and exit options for investors in the continent. Join us as we break down the importance of partnership, value creation expertise, and impact-focused investment process…
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In this episode, Eric Asuma talks to Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa and CFO Dilip Pal on the developments in Ethiopia following the state of emergency, the shifting conflict and delays in the US DFC $500 million loan. Tune in to understand why Safaricom is still optimistic about launching in Ethiopia in mid-2022 despite the shifting conflict, its Capex…
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Last week, the Safaricom stock took a beating, declining by 6.07% to Ksh 40.20 following worsening conditions in Ethiopia and US DFC's delay in disbursing the $500million to finance its Ethiopia entry. Equity Group reported an 85% jump in Q3 profit before tax to Ksh 36.6 Billion from Ksh 19.7 billion in Q3 2020. Globally, Uber reported its first-ev…
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In this weekly episode of We Are Curious, we discuss banks' decision to request additional security in case the value of collateral like land depreciates, explore the push to declare Safaricom as a dominant player in Kenya's Telco space, and take notes from the plunge of the Squid Game Crypto. Get all your podcasts directly through the Hisa App on …
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Last week, Kengen reported a 94.6% decline in net profit to Ksh 1.2 billion following higher tax expenses. Revenue was up 4% to Ksh 4.5 billion attributed to geothermal, hydro and diversification projects. Kenya Power bounced back to profitability reporting a Ksh 1.5 billion net profit, a 216% jump in pretax profit and 17% dip in operating expenses…
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In this episode, Eric Jackson talks to Khula Co-founder and CEO Karidas Tshintsholo on making a business case for agriculture in Africa through availing inputs that allow subsistence farmers to try commercial agriculture, building a marketplace that connects farmers to bulk buyers and establishing platforms for farmers to raise funds for their oper…
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Last week, the NSE announced that it will introduce day trading in November, allowing investors to trade on a security multiple times a day. The president, upon lifting the curfew, ordered the National Treasury to raise the threshold for cash transaction reporting to favour MSMEs. Regionally, DHL announced that it is closing its e-commerce site eSh…
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In this episode, we talk to Anthony Kirui on the status of Kenya's capital markets, specifically looking at improving access for retail investors, heading against foreign outflows and moving away from safe bets like government securities. This episode follows the release of the 2021 Africa Financial Markets Index, where Kenya's market attractivenes…
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Last Week, HF Group announced the appointment of Olive Mugenda, a known reformist and chairperson at the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital. Benchmark indices ended the week lower as major stocks on the exchange went red, including Safaricom. However, the overall market activity was high. Equity turnover was up 53.2% to Ksh 3.2 bill…
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In this episode, we sit with Joanita Lunkuse - Jaggwe to discuss the role of women in spearheading macroeconomic growth in Africa through taking leadership roles in sectors like Finance and Agriculture, and how increasing access to opportunities and proper succession planning could be the bridge to tapping into the benefits of having women in top l…
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In this episode, Mwakaneno chats with Luke Ombara, Director Policy and Market Development at the Capital Market Authority Kenya on the representation and participation of women in Kenya compared to other African markets. We discuss the role of policies like the corporate governance code and the 2/3 gender rule in bridging gender parity on boards an…
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Last week, we saw investor uncertainty across global markets, following the rise of inflation across the globe that could last for long. On the NSE, the NASI was up 3.04 points, the NSE 25 was 32.37 basis points. The NSE 20 share index dropped 1.13%. Highlights: Limuru Tea was the top gainer last week, up 10% to Ksh 330 shillings, following an earl…
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In this episode, Maurice Makoloo, Senior Director-Africa Hub at the Habitat of Humanity discusses what it takes to build resilient housing in Africa, while still following the tenets of affordability and maintaining cultural sensitivity. Mwakaneno and Maurice break down the multifaceted roles which houses play, from serving as educational centres, …
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This week, the high court ruled that there is an intricate link between Uber BV and Uber Kenya, a decision that could allow uber drivers in Kenya to sue both companies for fare reductions on the platform. Join Mwakaneno and Nicole as they travel back to 2016, the genesis of the court case against uber, to break down the different arguments in the c…
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In partnership with BitcoinKe, we recently interviewed Umar Bukenya, Uganda Ecosystem lead at cLabs and Daniel Kimotho, Kenya Ecosystem Lead at cLabs, a member of the Alliance for Prosperity and part of the community working on Celo. cLabs has built an open, decentralized platform, designed to support stable coins and tokenized assets, which are op…
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This week, we saw Kenya's monthly inflation skyrocket to a 19 month high of 6.91% largely driven by higher fuel costs and fuel, grew ecstatic of the Presidential directive for lower electricity tariffs, watched legislators circle the unpopular petroleum levy and held our breaths for Nigeria's eNaira. Listen to this episode to find out what's drivin…
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In this episode, Catherine Musakali breaks down the role of company policy in creating inclusive workspaces and nurturing spaces for women to rise to board levels. Catherine and Mwakaneno discuss how gender-sensitive policies like job share, and telecommuting allow women to grow their careers while still addressing other responsibilities in their l…
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Last week, we watched Asia come to the reality of Evergrande's fall, which is dragging Asian markets. In the US, investors grapple with anticipation as the US Central Bank Tapering process approaches its end mid next year, and Nike takes a blow from Vietnam's shutdown. Locally, NSE giants bowed down slightly, and the indices went blood red. Listen …
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In 2017, the World Economic Forum noted that female talent remains one of the most underutilized business resource. In this podcast, Nuru Mugambi and Hedwige Nuyens explore whether and how much that has changed in the past 4 years in the role women play in the financial service sector. The duo recap Hedwige's non-traditional path to becoming the Ma…
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