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Coming budget gives Vision 2020 big push

Central Bank governor Claver Gatete. (file photo)

As the clock ticks towards 2020, the government will in the new financial year starting July plough massive resources into strategic projects in energy, ag­riculture, roads and exports pro­motion in a push towards attain­ment middle income status by that year.

May 26th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Other News | Read More »

From Kengo Wa Dondo, rare voice of reason comes out DR Congo

Edward Ojulu.

Kengo Wa Dondo, a veteran politi­cian from the Democratic Republic of Congo recently asked very interesting questions about the security situation in the Great Lakes Region.

May 26th, 2013 | Posted in Opinion,Other News,Weekly Highlights | Read More »

Search for Rwanda’s top 100 medium companies starts

Hategeka Emmanuel

The search for Rwanda’s 2013/14 top 100 medium-size companies has started with the aim of identifying and recognizing the good performers in this category of businesses often described as the ‘engine’ that powers the economy.

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Business,Daily News,Other News | Read More »

Budget shines spotlight on RRA

Gatete Claver (2)

As Finance Minister Claver Gatete prepares to unveil the 2013/14 budget early next month, the one institution whose resilience will be tested is the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA).

May 19th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Other News,Weekly Highlights | Read More »

If water causes world war III, then food will cause world war IV

Edward Ojulu.

One in every seven people in the world went to sleep hungry, last night as high food prices pushed 70 million more people into extreme poverty.

May 19th, 2013 | Posted in Opinion,Other News | Read More »

BK investors promised better returns

Bank of Kigali was selected having demonstrated strong credentials across its range of activities and played an active role in driving economic growth in Rwanda and the region. (file photo)

Bank of Kigali (BK) chief execu­tive officer James Gatera has told shareholders of the bank that his focus this year will be to grow the val­ue of their investment by increasing re­turn on equity to above 20%.

May 12th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Daily News,Other News | Read More »

Production is not our problem, but access to markets

Edward Ojulu.

What exactly is the problem of a producer or farmer in Africa? Some say our producers suffer chronic lack of market. Others say there are big problems with ability to produce for the market. Some even say capital!

May 12th, 2013 | Posted in Opinion,Other News | Read More »

Gatete’s delicate balance of lean debt and pricey projects

Kigali convention Centre (3)

The successful issue of a $400 million Euro bond has instilled confidence among ministry of finance officials that the country can walk into the market anytime, borrow, invest and retire the debt with ease.

May 5th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Other News,Weekly Highlights | Read More »

UN security council resolution on Somalia good, but a little late

Edward Ojulu.

Last week, the UN Security Coun­cil passed a resolution establishing the United Nations Assistance Mis­sion in Somalia (UNSOM), effective June 3.

May 5th, 2013 | Posted in Opinion,Other News | Read More »

BK Annual General Meeting for May 8

Bank of Kigali (BK)

May 8, will be D-day for Bank of Kigali (BK) shareholders. The board of directors of BK has set that day for the Annual General Meeting, during which sharehold­ers will be officially informed that they have Frw 5.9 billion for them to share in form of dividends.

April 28th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Other News | Read More »

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