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Bidco in Sh20 billion expansion plan as it seeks to widen revenue base – The Standard

Bidco in Sh20 billion expansion plan as it seeks to widen revenue baseThe StandardKIAMBU, KENYA: Bidco Africa has embarked on an ambitious expansion plan as it moves to widen its revenue base. The expansion plan will see four new factories being built at the new Bidco Industrial park near Tatu city in Ruiru. Bidco Chairman Vimal ...and more »

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This is what we need before plastic bags ban – manufacturers – Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)This is what we need before plastic bags ban – manufacturersCapital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)By MUTHONI WAWERU, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – Manufactures are calling upon the government to engage further with them as well as other stakeholders before implementing the ban on plastic bags from September. In an interview with Capital FM News, ...and more »

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Even Harley-Davidson Can’t Resist the Tug of Overseas Factories

Lauded by President Trump as a symbol of American manufacturing, the company hopes a new plant in Thailand will help it clear trade barriers to woo Southeast Asian buyers.

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Google’s AlphaGo Defeats Chinese Go Master in Win for A.I.

The software’s victory over the world’s best player of the Chinese game demonstrates how artificial intelligence can increasingly outperform humans at complex tasks.

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Unga crisis: Why Kenyans are not out of the woods yet – The Standard

The StandardUnga crisis: Why Kenyans are not out of the woods yetThe StandardThere is no cheap maize flour at Karanja's shop in Umoja Estate, Nairobi. Here, a two-kilogrammeme of unga is still retailing at Sh150, despite its price having been brought down to Sh90 through a three-month Sh6.5 billion Government food subsidy ...Kenya: Farmers Say Maize Imports Won't End Food CrisisAllAfrica.comExecutive bungled the unga subsidy as rascals profiteerDaily NationHow maize from Mexico got to the country in record timeK24 TVall 7 news articles »

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Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

The package calls for spending more than $2.6 billion for border security — including $1.6 billion to begin work on a border wall — and slashing more than $800 billion from Medicaid.

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Law to spur credit flow for women – K24 TV

How we made it in AfricaLaw to spur credit flow for womenK24 TVThe signing into law of the Movable Property Security Rights Bill, 2017 will enable women entrepreneurs to access much needed loans to start and operate businesses. The main aim of the Act is to enable individuals to secure loans using movable assets ...Why Zimbabwe's 'cows as collateral' bill has this economist worriedHow we made it in Africaall 2 news articles »

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Good management of the line will benefit Kenyans – K24 TV

K24 TVGood management of the line will benefit KenyansK24 TVPhoto: SGR workers fine-tune the equidistant positioning of sleepers and T-beams at the section near Kibwezi town. Photo/Dennis Onsongo. The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is now a reality. In a matter of days, it is expected to start operations with ...SGR to have a daily return train trip between Mombasa, NairobiNairobi News (satire) (press release) (blog)Kenya's biggest project since independence set for launchecnsall 4 news articles »

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Jubilee commits Sh362m to strengthen IT platform – K24 TV

K24 TVJubilee commits Sh362m to strengthen IT platformK24 TVJubilee Insurance Company plans to roll out a robust and up-to-date technology that can detect fraud and deter fraudsters from accessing claims that is rampant in the industry. Group Chairman Nizar Juma said the firm has set aside Sh361.55 million ($3 ...Jubilee Insurance to deal directly with pharmaciesThe StandardJubilee sinks Sh360 million in war on rising fraudulent claimsThe Star, Kenyaall 3 news articles »

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Rail unleashes jobs for locals – K24 TV

K24 TVRail unleashes jobs for localsK24 TVPhoto: The Standard Gauge Railway Athi River Station. Some critics said the project would not beat deadlines set by China Road and Bridge Corporation. Photo/HELLEN MUTURI. The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has employed more than 30,000 ...SGR to have a daily return train trip between Mombasa, NairobiNairobi News (satire) (press release) (blog)New railway ready to transform transport in Kenyaecnsall 6 news articles »

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