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Weekly Highlights

Weekly Highlights

Each week we provide a summary of market highlights and the latest economic news. Please click the Download button to access the any of report below.


GDP growth slows down to slowest pace in 4 years, 4.4% in Q3 from 5.6% in Q3 2016  2 nd Jan 2018          
Government raises KES 25 billion from bonds and bills during the week 18 th Dec 2017          
Central Bank of Kenya set to re-open 2 treasury bonds for December 2017  11 th Dec 2017          
Inflation drops below 5% medium target for the first time in almost 5 years  4 th Dec 2017          
Monetary Policy Committee leaves rates unchanged on low inflation outlook  27 th Nov 2017          
Monetary Policy Committee to leave rates unchanged at upcoming meeting. 20 th Nov 2017          
Government seeks six month extension for USD 750mn syndicated loan maturity  13 th Nov 2017          
Overall inflation eases to 5.7% in October on lower food prices 6 th Nov 2017          
Investors shy away from weekly auctions as political uncertainty persists  30 th Oct 2017          
Investors keep away from weekly auctions for sixth consecutive week  23 rd Oct 2017          
IMF revises Kenya’s 2017 GDP growth projection lower to 5.0% from 5.3% previously  16 th Oct 2017          
Kenya‘s credit rating put on review for a downgrade on rising debt levels  9 th Oct 2017          
GDP growth rose to 5.0% in Q2 from 4.7% in Q1, on better Agriculture performance  2 nd Oct 2017          
MPC holds Central Bank Rate at 10% for the seventh consecutive meeting  25 th Sept 2017          
MPC expected to hold Central Bank Rate at 10% during bi-monthly meeting  18 th Sept 2017          
CBK seeks to raise KES 30bn from 2 year and 10 year bond in September auction  11 th Sept 2017          
Overall inflation increases to 8.0% in August on higher food prices

5 th Sept 2017

Government raises KES 22 billion against a target of KES 60 billion in bond auctions  28th Aug 2017          
Government to issue 5 & 10 year bonds to raise KES 30 billion for budget support  21st Aug 2017          
Tight liquidity keeps interbank rate in a 20-month high during the election week  14th Aug 2017          
Overall inflation declines to 7.5% in July from 9.2% in June on lower food prices   7th Aug 2017          
Government Rejects KES 13.8 billion in 10-Year Bond Auction to Keep Rates Stable  31st July 2017          
KRA records 13.8% growth in collections in FY 2016/17 to KES 1.37 trillion  24th July 2017          
Fitch Ratings affirms Kenya’s B+ credit ratings with a negative outlook  17th July 2017          
CBK to auction 10-year bond for the month of July 2017  10th July 2017          
Contraction in Agriculture sector dampens economic growth to 4.7% in Q12017   3 rd July 2017          
Government raises KES 26.4 billion at most recent primary auction   27th June 2017          
Ample liquidity supports domestic borrowing for FY2016/17  19th June 2017          
Private sector activity softens further in May on weak consumer demand  12th June 2017          
MPC leaves rates unchanged even as inflation soars to 11.7% in May  5th June 2017          
CBK raises 20 billion in May 2017 primary bond auction  22nd May 2017          
Kenya’s domestic borrowing edges closer to KES 2.0 trillion mark 15th May 2017          
Short-term rates shrug off inflationary fears to ease during weekly auctions   8th May 2017           
Inflation increases by 1.2% to 11.5% in April 2017 2nd May 2017           
Kenya’s economic growth increased to 5.8% in 2016 from 5.7% in 2015  24th Apr 2017            
World Bank cuts Kenya’s 2017 growth projection by 0.5% to 5.5% 18th Apr 2017            
S&P Global Ratings affirms Kenya’s B+ rating and stable outlook 10th Apr 2017            
MPC leaves rates unchanged even as inflation soars to 10.3% in February 3rd April 2017            
Treasury to issue budget for fiscal year 2017/18 this week 27th Mar 2017            
The US Fed raises rates as US economic growth remains resilient  20th March 2017            
Government to auction bonds worth KES 30 billion in March 13th Mar 2017            
High food prices push inflation to 9.04% in February, a 4-year high 6th March 2017            
Government rejects aggressive bids during February bond auction 27th Feb 2017            
Government to issue 12 year Infrastructure bond this week 20th Feb 2017            
ERC raises foreign exchange levy on electricity costs 13th Feb 2017            
Government reiterates commitment to stable domestic interest rates 30th Jan 2017