Aly Khan

Davos, Solheim and an outstanding IR Effort out of Southern Africa

My Guest at Mindspeak this Saturday was Erik Solheim the executive director of UN Environment and he was coming all ...

2017 in the eyes of the markets

As we roll towards the end of the year, Tennyson's poem In Memoriam came to my mind Ring out, wild bells, to the wild ...

The capture of a 32-year-old wannabe king and the future price of crude oil

The price of crude oil has surged in New York by 33% since clocking a 2017 low below $44.00 a barrel in late June this ...

Why this could be the best time to buy Safaricom

Safaricom is the big beast at the Nairobi Securities Exchange carrying a market capitalisation of Sh 1.021 trillion ...

The age of disruption

I was fortunate enough to be moderating an event in Nairobi last week co-hosted by KEPSA and UNCTAD where the chief ...

The shilling may be the world’s most stable currency today

The shilling has exhibited extreme alpha and, in fact, is probably the most stable freely traded currency not only in ...

KQ shares surge by 9.38% on the Nairobi bourse

The FED raised US interest rates a quarter point on Wednesday.The price of crude oil tumbled to a seven-month low. ...

Nairobi can learn from Jakarta on food subsidies

Once upon a time, well close to 20 years ago [which might as well mean some fairy tale past given the speed with which ...

Banking stocks drive NSE bull market

According to the popular definition, a bull market begins when a stock, commodity, or index rises 20 per cent from a ...

Global sugar prices hit a two-year low

The Bloomberg Commodity Index [energy 30.57%, grains 23.46%, industrial metals 17.39%, precious metals 15.29%, Softs ( ...

Lets Be Innovative

I was wandering around the garden at Ham House a few weeks ago and our guide described how the Lady of the house ...

Will economics prevail against politics in Africa?

Pascal Lamy, the director-general of the World Trade Organisation until 1 September 2013, was quoted as follows by the ...

Go Limit Short South Africa

Who can forget that moment when Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and just about everyone in the World was watching? ...

April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land

I have been reading Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and in his book ‘’Dreams in a Time of War’’, he writes: ‘’Years later when I ...

Policy making agility is key for a thriving economy

I thank The British High Commissioner for the invitation to a reception where the guest of honour was the U.K's ...

The Nairobi Securities Exchange

The markets have a Fed rate hike priced at aprobability of 90% this March. The US Dollar which hasstrengthened under ...

Shilling slumps -2.16% against Dollar since US Election

The Kenya Shilling closed out the week trading around the 103.70 Level and that makes a -1.17 per cent slide versus ...