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- The first index which comes into effect immediately is the NSE 10 Index. This will monitor the performance of Safaricom, and lenders Co-op, Equity and KCB.
- It will also monitor KenGen, EABL, Kenya Re, Absa, Centum and NCBA Group stocks, which complete top ten listed firms.
- The bourse has also unveiled the NSE-BI which is set to launch on October 1. The new index will focus on the bond market.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) will track the performance of its top ten listed firms and monitor the bond market using two new market indices. The first index, which comes into effect immediately, is the NSE 10 Index. This will monitor the performance of the equities of telco Safaricom, and lenders Co-op Bank, Equity and KCB.
It will also monitor the equities of KenGen, EABL, Kenya Re, Absa, Centum and NCBA Group which complete the set of top …
- In the three months to March 2023, Group’s total assets rose by 39.8 percent to close at $11.8 billion buoyed by DRC subsidiary TMB.
- Revenue increased by 26.9 percent to $267.4 million mainly driven by the non-funded income from customer transactions across the Group.
- This is the Group’s newest subsidiary in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- It demonstrated the range and diversified income streams across the group’s businesses, adequate to cover the elevated operating and funding costs.
Regional lender KCB Group Plc posted $68.8 million in profit after tax for the first quarter 2023, a marginal drop attributable to acquisition and consolidation costs of its newest subsidiary, Trust Merchant Bank (TMB), in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the quarter, however, the Group recorded a strong balance sheet growth with total assets hitting $11.8 billion, with TMB contributing 14 percent to the Group’s total assets. The bank said this was …
- KCB says it will open twelve 12 new branches in Kenya and Tanzania, to bring its total number of branches to more than 500
- KCB Group Managing Director Paul Russo told Business Daily that the increase in its branches would assist them to reach more customers
- The new branches are expected to complement KCB Group’s regional footprint with an asset base of KSh 1.5 Trillion (US$12.6 billion)
Regional lender Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) says it will open twelve 12 new branches in Kenya and Tanzania, to bring its total number of branches to more than 500.
KCB Group Managing Director Paul Russo told Business Daily that the increase in its branches would assist them to reach more customers.
Russo said they had already received approvals to open 6 of the twelve branches. The 6 are located in Kenya.
KCB’s plan of opening new branches is part of the Group’s strategic …
Why does this happen? Is it governance? Is it the CEO? Is it the CEO’s relationship with the Board of Directors? Or is it something else?
High CEO turnover may boil down to an individual problem, but before pointing too many fingers, organizations may want to turn inward and seek any possible problems occurring in the history of the role as well.
Now, let us look at Kenya’s top four CEO changes in 2022.…
The Kenyan stock market resumed Wednesday following the general election break with a $268 million gain, as early results revealed a close contest involving Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.…
- Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has approved an $82.5 million total dividends pay-out for the 2021 financial year
- This comes after the company recorded a 74% rise in its profit after tax to hit $292.8 million for the full year ending December 2021
- The lender’s shareholders approved a final dividend of KSh 2.00 ($0.017) per share as recommended by the board
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has approved a KSh 9.64 billion ($82.5 million) total dividends pay-out for the 2021 financial year, months after recording a 74% rise in its profit after tax to hit KSh 34.2 billion ($292.8 million) for the full year ending December 2021.
The lender’s shareholders approved a final dividend of KSh 2.00 per share as recommended by the board. According to the company, the dividend shall be paid on or before July 7, 2022, net of withholding tax to the shareholders who were on the register of …
- Global Finance has named KCB 2022’s best bank in sustainable finance in Kenya
- KCB was recognised for its efforts in creating a more sustainable business enterprise through deliberate socio-economic interventions
- The group has set a target of transitioning 25% of its total loan portfolio to green investments by 2025 as part of its Net Zero ambition
Global Finance has named Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) the Best Bank in Sustainable Finance in Kenya 2022.
The bank was awarded owing to its efforts in creating a more sustainable business enterprise through deliberate socio-economic interventions.
The award announced by Global Finance recognises global, regional and local leadership in Sustainable Finance – funding for initiatives designed to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change, build resilience and help build a more sustainable future for humanity.
The award comes when there are calls for institutions to embrace sustainable practices through adopting the UN Sustainable Development …
- KCB Group has reported a 54.6 per cent rise in net profit for the quarter ending in March 2022 to hit KSh 9.9 billion
- The rise from KSh 6.4 billion in a similar period last year was boosted by growth in total income and a reduction in loan loss provision
- The bank’s outgoing CEO Joshua Oigara said the business showed sustained resilience backed by its proactive approach toward driving income growth and managing liquidity
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB Group) has reported a 54.6 per cent rise in net profit for the quarter ending in March 2022 to hit KSh 9.9 billion.
According to the company, the rise from KSh 6.4 billion in a similar period last year was boosted by growth in total income and a reduction in loan loss provision.
During the period, revenues increased by 26 per cent to KSh 29.0 billion on account of an increase in …
- Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group has committed to building on the successes of Joshua Oigara who has left the group after nine and a half years
- The group’s Chairperson Andrew Kairu Oigara for his service to the Group since joining in 2011 and said he had led the Group through its fastest growth in a decade
- The revealed that the group’s growth ambition is to become the undisputed regional lender
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group has said it is committed to becoming the undisputed regional lender amid the exit of its long-serving CEO Joshua Oigara.
The group’s chairperson Andrew Kairu commended Oigara for his service to the Group since joining in 2011 and said he had led the Group through its fastest growth in a decade.
“He has left a solid legacy for the Group across Africa and beyond that is dotted by the transformation of millions of lives, enhanced …
- Livestock farmers in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) will receive training and financing from KCB Foundation
- The partnership will train and equip farmers from ASALs with climate-smart agricultural practices to mitigate the dire impacts of climate change
- The two-year partnership will mobilise KSh 100 million in financing for the farmers through strategic partners to grow the funding to KSh 500 million
- Kenya is currently facing a drought that has left more than 2.5 million people on the brink of starvation and poverty. Pastoralists and farmers now have less and less time to recover
Livestock farmers in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) will receive training and financing from KCB Foundation following a partnership with the United States Agency for International Development’s Kenya Investment Mechanism.
The partnership will train and equip farmers from ASALs with climate-smart agricultural practices to mitigate the dire impacts of climate change. The two-year partnership will …