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There are business opportunities in China, South African companies
13-11-2018 | 06:59:00
The South African companies that were exhibiting at the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai China last week said that there are business opportunities for South African companies in China.
[Kenya] Government and CocaCola subsidiary to discuss fate of plastic bottles
08-11-2018 | 14:39:00
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry and members of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) will host a public forum on Polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
[Column] Sachen Gudka: Why Kenya’s port effectiveness is crucial for growth of industries
07-11-2018 | 07:12:00
It is quite telling that presently, the port of Mombasa is losing a chunk of Rwanda’s business to Dar es Salaam Port.
[Cameroon] Transformation will come via rigorous development planning, study
06-11-2018 | 07:10:00
A senior official of the UN Economic Commission (ECA), has told Cameroon’s development planning and statistics authorities that the law of the market, called ‘the invisible hand’ in economics, cannot by itself promote diversification, industrialization and the structural transformation of the economies.
Cuban Chamber of Commerce willing to assist SA companies trade with their counterparts
06-11-2018 | 06:32:00
The Cuban Chamber of Commerce has expressed its willingness to assist South African companies and investors who are willing to trade and invest in different sectors of the economy.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya needs a sector-specific approach to boost manufacturing
02-11-2018 | 12:58:59
With Kenya’s ambitious target to grow the manufacturing sector by 36% every year until 2022, isn’t it time we focus on radical customized solutions for tangible results?
[South Africa] Limpopo spice manufacturer on mission to win over European clients
23-10-2018 | 14:20:00
Limpopo spices manufacturer and founder of Phuti Food Manufacturing company says the main motivation behind the showcasing of his range of spices at the 27th edition of the Salon International de l’alimentation in Paris, is to establish new clients.
[Kenya] KAM recommends strategies to achieve the Big Four Agenda
22-10-2018 | 07:14:06
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has launched a report that seeks to identify cross-cutting constraints to growth, possible solutions, and sector-specific interventions to unlock the manufacturing sector’s growth potential.
AfDB invests $50million in Nigerian SMEs and women owned enterprises
19-10-2018 | 06:45:54
The African Development Bank has approved a $50 million line of credit to Nigeria's Fidelity Bank Plc to support small and medium sized, and women-owned enterprises in selected transformative sectors.
[SA Business Week] Water tariffs rise, no markets for black traders
12-10-2018 | 13:21:00
Access to clean water is still a challenge in most of the sub-Saharan Africa countries. Due to the scarcity, the ones who are lucky enough to access it have to dig deeper into their pockets in order to enjoy this basic commodity.
[Kenya Business Week] The economic cost of trade misinvoicing
12-10-2018 | 06:40:00
Even as Kenya continues to seal loopholes of money laundering and illicit flows, details are emerging that the country is experiencing sophisticated forms of tax evasion.
[Kenya] ARM suppliers, workers peg hope on PWC
12-10-2018 | 06:15:00
The fate of hundreds of small and mid-sized businesses that have been supplying Athi River Mining Company, ARM, since 1974 when the manufacturer first set up shop now rests with the recently appointed administrators from PWC who have taken charge of the business.
Philip Morris International recognized as Africa's top employer
11-10-2018 | 06:56:58
Philip Morris International Inc. has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a Top Employer in Africa, awarding the company’s commitment to creating an excellent work environment for its employees.
[Column] Pankaj Bedi: Kenya must uphold pledges made to investors
09-10-2018 | 08:35:00
From mid this year the apparels sector in Kenya has been had hit by the cost of doing business, with major investors such as Long Yun Garments in Mombasa, shutting down and several others in different counties downsizing and reducing their operations.
[Nigeria] Lafarge Africa shareholders approve $248m rights issue
09-10-2018 | 06:12:00
Lafarge Africa, with its ambition to grow in Nigeria has decided to further strengthen the company by issuing a new rights issue.
[Kenya] KAM recommends taskforce to advise on tax policies
08-10-2018 | 09:31:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has recommended the formation of an industry-led multi stakeholder Taskforce that will advise on people-driven public expenditure, debt and taxation policies.
South Africa manufacturer picks MyEasyISO software to grow profits
08-10-2018 | 07:32:00
In today's advanced economies, manufacturing remains critically important to both developing and developed world.
[SA Business Week] Key sectors appointments and a busy air route
05-10-2018 | 16:19:00
October is already proving to be a great month for the South African business and economy, maybe even greater. With only a week into the month, three South Africans have been appointed for senior positions in the ICT, aviation and engineering sectors.
[South Africa] Sumitomo Rubber unveils$66m tyre production facility
05-10-2018 | 13:15:00
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, manufacturer of the popular dunlop, sumitomo and falken tyre brands, has launched its new, state-of-the-art truck and bus radial factory in ladysmith, kwazulu-natal.
Afreximbank supports Unionaire-MIDCO deal to drive intra African trade
03-10-2018 | 06:51:00
Unionaire Group has entered into a partnership with MIDCO, a subsidiary of the Tunisia-based Loukil Group, under an arrangement facilitated by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).
[Kenya] SANY signs distribution agreement with Rhombus
02-10-2018 | 07:07:12
Chinese multinational heavy equipment manufacturing company SANY has signed concrete machinery and dump trucks dealership agreement with Rhombus, the powerful ready-mix and bulk cement supplier in Kenya.
[Kenya] KAM, artists partner to foster environmental conservation
27-09-2018 | 13:00:00
Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) in partnership with Dandora Hip Hop City have held a capacity building workshop as one of the activities in a capacity building, clean up and community engagement program.
[Kenya Business Week] Fertilizer shortage and the ripple effects
20-09-2018 | 13:04:00
Mergers, expansions, partnerships, taxation controversy and delays at major installations have dominated Kenya’s headlines this week.
[Ethiopia] UNIDO Director General praises China - Africa cooperation
11-09-2018 | 06:08:31
The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, congratulated the Government of Hunan province for its continuous efforts to promote investment in Africa under the Chinese Government’s Belt and Road Initiative.
[Ghana] Artisanal millers granted limited small-scale timber rights
06-09-2018 | 07:57:00
Artisanal timber millers are the key suppliers to Ghana’s domestic timber market. However, they have only limited access to commercial timber from production forests.
[Column] Sachen Gudka: Our economy cannot withstand delayed payments
29-08-2018 | 13:52:59
Money is the bloodline of any economy, and for businesses to thrive, its steady flow and circulation are critical. Cash is king.
Warehousing shortage hurting economic growth in Kenya
29-08-2018 | 08:28:46
Almost a fifth of Kenyan manufacturers have made losses in the last five years due to warehousing shortage in the country.
[Kenya Business Week] Championing electoral reforms with blockchain
23-08-2018 | 10:08:00
Kenya’s public institutions have this week increased their investments in technology to improve service delivery and address some of the most pressing problems in a development that is receiving thumbs up from both local and international players.
KAM, Brand Kenya Board partner to boost local industries
21-08-2018 | 06:52:10
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has inked a partnership deal with Brand Kenya Board to hasten the uptake and implementation of the Made in Kenya Brand Mark
Kenya Power commits to provide reliable energy as part of big 4 agenda
20-08-2018 | 10:06:00
Kenya Power has reiterated its commitment to provide affordable and reliable energy to manufacturers and its other customers to support the government’s Big 4 Agenda.
[Kenya Business Week] Unity of purpose in war on counterfeits
17-08-2018 | 08:19:00
Each year counterfeit goods cost the Kenyan economy $300 million in a well-oiled illicit trade that has not only taken away the citizen’s right to quality and genuine products, but put their lives at risk by infiltrating their markets with substandard goods.
Kenyan manufacturers seek COMESA’s support to stop counterfeits
16-08-2018 | 12:50:00
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has urged COMESA to consider establishing an institution to deal with counterfeits and dumping in the regional market.
[Column] Sachen Gudka: High power costs threaten Kenya’s manufacturing
14-08-2018 | 14:01:01
The announcement of the new power tariffs by Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has indicated an unexpected increase in energy costs for all in the country.
KAM, GIZ launch project to boost manufacturing SMEs in East Africa
10-08-2018 | 10:33:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have launched a project seeking to promote manufacturing SMEs in East Africa by scaling up their business operations.
[Kenya Business Week] Realigning businesses to drive growth
09-08-2018 | 10:42:37
With competition across public and private sector now being driven by innovation, Kenyan institutions have invested heavily in modernizing operations and selling the convenience message to customers.
[Kenya] Bolloré Logistics enters agreement with Mobius Motors
09-08-2018 | 07:33:47
Bolloré Logistics Kenya has signed a contract to provide logistics services to Mobius Motors, an automotive start-up created in 2011 that manufactures Kenya’s only local vehicle brand.
[Kenya] KAM partners with UoN to promote ethical business practices
06-08-2018 | 08:38:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has partnered with the University of Nairobi (UoN) to develop strategies that promote ethical and legal business practices within the private sector.
[Nigeria] Larfage Africa posts $448 million half year net sales
26-07-2018 | 08:35:00
Lafarge Africa Plc has recorded net sales of N162 billion, about $448 million, for the first half 2018 and N82 billion, approximately $226 million, for the second quarter of 2018.
[Kenya Business Week] Sustainable businesses that leave no one behind
25-07-2018 | 10:15:00
Despite more than 80 per cent of the beef consumed in Kenya being produced by pastoralists according to a 2011 study, they still struggle with poor market prices and scarcity of fodder.
[Column] Hilton Loring: Manufacture locally to drive Namibia's economy
24-07-2018 | 08:45:00
The Namibian economy does not operate in a vacuum and we are very dependent on our larger neighbor South Africa when it comes to the health of our economy. H
[Column] Flora Mutahi: Current Imports Trend goes against Big 4 Plan
23-07-2018 | 07:18:21
The Government has prioritized the Manufacturing Sector in the Big 4 Agenda primarily because, through local content provision, it functions as a support provider and catalyst for achievement of the other pillars.
[Kenya] Sachen Gudka appointed KAM chairman
20-07-2018 | 11:22:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has appointed Sachen Gudka as the new Chairman and Mucai Kunyiha as the Vice Chair to lead the organization for a two-year term.
Over 80 Kenyan companies boost productivity, cashflow with Kaizen
17-07-2018 | 13:38:00
More than 80 Kenyan companies have adopted Kaizen practices to improve operations in the last 19 years and have reaped considerable benefits in their productivity, cash flows and operations.
Africa Plantation Capital to supply Bidco Africa with bamboo fuel
17-07-2018 | 06:39:27
Africa Plantation Capital has signed an agreement to supply bamboo biomass to Bidco Africa group for a green and sustainable energy source.
[Column] Pankaj Bedi: How can Kenya become an export-oriented economy?
10-07-2018 | 13:16:00
Today, Kenya finds itself in an awkward yet promising position in its history. For one thing, our unemployment rate is arguably one of the highest in the East African region.
Ethiopian Airlines partners with ACM Aerospace of Germany
09-07-2018 | 07:30:00
Ethiopian Airlines Group has finalized its feasibility study and signed a partnership business agreement with ACM Aerospace of Germany pursuant to the aerospace manufacturing development program it has embarked on.
[Nigeria] Dangote Cement announces commercial paper programme
04-07-2018 | 07:48:41
Dangote Cement PLC, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced the issuance of 50 billion Series 1 and 2 Notes under its 150 billion Commercial Paper Programme.
Kenya, US ink deals worth $100 million
29-06-2018 | 11:18:00
Kenya Government officials led by President Uhuru Kenyatta have negotiated deals worth 1$00 million at the US-Kenya conference in Nairobi.
RS Components launches e-commerce platform for Sub-Saharan Africa
22-06-2018 | 11:07:00
RS Components has launched the Africa e commerce site to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries.
[Kenya] Report on salt sector’s compliance to human rights released
18-06-2018 | 13:04:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights have launched the Malindi Public Inquiry Audit Report to establish compliance with the Human Rights Principles and Standards by salt manufacturers.
[Column] Flora Mutahi Illicit trade is a national disaster
05-06-2018 | 13:10:00
Illicit trade and counterfeit goods will be the biggest impediments to Kenya achieving its economic goals.
[Kenya] KAM, GIZ launch portal to improve manufacturing job search
05-06-2018 | 08:05:00
To reduce unemployment in Kenya, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and GIZ have launched a job portal, a first of its kind in the region.
New ECA profile urges Cameroon to step up manufacturing and reduce social inequalities
24-05-2018 | 08:29:44
Despite its laudable development plans as well as the rising level of transformation of its local products, Cameroon still has big gaps to plug in terms of the structural transformation of its economy.
IFC invests $100 million in Egyptian Fertilizers Company to boost manufacturing sector
18-05-2018 | 06:19:12
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing up to $100 million in debt financing to Egyptian Fertilizers Company (EFC), part of efforts to support Egypt's crucial manufacturing sector.
[Nigeria] Dangote Industries announces new appointments for strategic growth sustenance
03-05-2018 | 05:55:00
In order to strengthen the group’s Executive management team and sustain its strategic business growth trajectory, Dangote Industries Limited (DIL has announced new appointments.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why investing in manufacturing makes economic sense
01-05-2018 | 08:10:10
Manufacturing has the potential to spark productivity more than any other sector in the economy.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How do we make Kenya manufacturing competitive?
20-04-2018 | 13:05:00
Kenya needs to be deliberate about creating an environment that genuinely encourages investments in competitive manufacturing.
Kenya Power mulls partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers to lower industrial energy costs
19-04-2018 | 13:04:00
Kenya Power has renewed its commitment to partner with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, KAM, to carry out regular energy audits among manufacturers to maximize production efficiency.
[Kenya] Women industrialists map out ways to drive industrial growth
26-03-2018 | 13:18:00
Women industrialists have come together to map out ways in which they can drive industrial growth in the manufacturing sector.
GE Power and FieldCore successfully restart production at Metahara Sugar Factory in Ethiopia
26-03-2018 | 11:17:00
GE Power and FieldCore, the company’s independent field services execution arm, have successfully restarted Metahara Sugar Factory in Ethiopia, seven months after the plant was severely damaged by a major thunderstorm.
Kenya Power launches customer engagement programme to encourage round the clock economy
26-03-2018 | 07:07:00
Utility company Kenya Power has expressed its desire to enhance service delivery to large power consumers in a bid to promote the manufacturing sector and encourage a 24-hour economy.
[Cape Verde] Tecnicil Indústria announces investment by AFIG Funds
26-03-2018 | 06:03:00
Tecnicil Indústria, a beverage company in Cape Verde has announced that AFIG Funds, a leading African private equity fund manager, through AFIG Fund II, completed an investment in the Company in April 2017.