In Kenya, the Central Bank is inviting investors to bid for the 15-year and 20-year treasury bonds worth $461.5 million, with proceeds to be used by National Treasury to finance the national budget. Moreover, diaspora remittance remained strong to hit $277 million in July which was a marginal decline from the $288.5 million recorded in June 2020. David Gitau, Invetment Analyst at Cytonn joins CNBC Africa for more.
In what feels like a race against time, Kenya parliament's budgets appropriations committee approved the third supplementary budget on Friday for the financial year ending tomorrow, why so late and what are the implications of the latest changes? Churchill Ogutu, Head of Research at Genghis Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.
In Kenya, the banking sector continues to dominate activity at the Nairobi Securities Exchange with shares worth Ksh775 million transacted, which accounted for 48.27 per cent of the traded value in the week that ended on 30th April 2020. Moreover, the Central Bank of Kenya announced the insurance of a 5-year Ksh50 billion bond for budgetary support in May with the auction date set for Wednesday 6th of May. The market-determined bond will mature in May 2025 with CBK encouraging investors to use treasury mobile direct or internet banking to purchase the bond. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Rodney Omukhulu, Assistant Investments Analyst at Cytonn.
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) agreed with the banks to waive mobile money transfer charges starting Monday night until June 30 in the push for cashless payments aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Also, the US Trade Department has started negotiations on comprehensive trade agreement with Kenya in a move that will extend country’s preferential access after the current deal ends in 2025. Maryanne Ng’ang’a, Investment Analyst at Cytonn joins CNBC Africa for more.
About Ksh7.3 billion shillings worth USD$71.5 million were not returned during the demonetization of the 1,000 shilling old notes, according to an official from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). Patrick Njoroge, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, told journalists in Nairobi that the four-month phase-out of 1,000 shilling notes proceeded well and achieved its overall objective of removing money obtained from illegal activity from the economy. From Nairobi, Journalist, Joseph Bonyo joins CNBC Africa for more.
Technological disruptions have played a key role in bridging the financial inclusion gap in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the future seems ever brighter for the industry. On the future of the industry, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Sheila M'mbijjewe joins CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera for more.