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Kenya transport secretary seeks to keep country on track

Kenya suffered a setback in the latter half of 2013, when two major incidents in quick succession dealt a blow to its international reputation. But cabinet secretary for transport and infrastructure Michael Kamau tells Barbara Njau that he is confident that the government's effective response to these events, and its commitment to developing the country's infrastructure, will help cement Kenya's position as a leading investment destination in east Africa.

CEOs positive about the global economy: PwC

The results of consultancy firm PwC's 17th annual global CEO survey show that optimism among the world's CEOs is growing, with a particular focus on the opportunities in emerging markets.

manufacturing on the rise

Mena’s manufacturing on the rise

Government efforts to move away from a reliance on hydrocarbons and into manufacturing are paying dividends, writes Barbara Njau, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE leading the way.

Walmart to expand in China

Walmart has announced a plan to open more than 100 new stores in China.

David Cameron claims UK will become a "reshoring nation"

Speaking at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, UK prime minister David Cameron was optimistic about the country's reshoring trend.

Threat of resource nationalism, says McKinsey

According to US-based consultancy firm McKinsey, the rise in low-income resource exporters will require foreign extraction firms to re-think their strategies.

Fitch predicts growth in MENA in 2014

The Middle East and north Africa is expected to experience economic growth in 2014, according to the latest report by sovereign ratings agency Fitch Ratings.

Kenya still needs renewable energy sources: Firefly Solar

Recent oil discoveries in Kenya do not detract from the country's long-term need for renewable energy sources, according to the managing director of Firefly Solar, a designer and manufacturer of off-grid, solar-powered generators.

Tough year forecast for North American oil and gas

North America’s oil and gas sector faces regulatory uncertainties, a skills shortage and increased competition for financing in 2014, according to an outlook from Deloitte. 

Will 3D printing revive developed world manufacturing

Will 3D printing revive developed world manufacturing?

As three-dimensional printing starts to take off, manufacturers and policymakers in the US are starting to realise its potential for job creation and economic development. 

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