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Egypt and Middle East Expo opens in Kigali today, moves to new venue

Local and foreign firms will today start showcasing their products and innovations as the 9th Egypt and Middle East Expo opens today at MIC shopping mall in downtown Kigali. The expo will run for two weeks, through June 13, 2018. According to Natacha Haguma, the coordinator of the expo, 60...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:26 AM

Rwf10 billion Treasury bond oversubscribed 293%

The recently issued Rwf10 billion ten-year Treasury bond has been oversubscribed by 293.46 per cent, the Central Bank has announced.  According to a statement from the National Bank of Rwanda, institutional investors took share of the bond at 25.4 per cent, individuals and retailers took 49.2...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 5:21 AM

Banks, Savings Group partnership to drive up financial inclusion

COMMERCIAL Banks and other financial institutions have been urged to work with community savings groups as part of efforts aimed at deepening formal financial inclusion. National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) Deputy Governor Monique Nsanzabaganwa made the call yesterday saying the move will help create...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 1:31 AM

EBM Version 2 uptake on the rise, says RRA

Following the introduction of the EBM Version 2, which is supposed to replace the Electronic Billing Machines, city taxpayers are fast embracing the internet based software that is  being offered to all VAT registered taxpayers. The software, dubbed EBM Version 2, will replace the gadgets...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:36 AM

Chance and Ben to launch debut album

The family that prays together stays together – so says the Bible. Husband-and-wife duo Ben Serugo and Chance Abigail Mbanza Juru have been doing gospel music since 2014, and both founded House of Worship Ministries, a renowned local worship ministry, the following year.  Now, after...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:59 PM

RSE to automate trading activity next month

Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) is in the process of incorporating IT in its operations and is set to automate trading of stocks and shares by the end of June. RSE chief executive Pierre Célestin Rwabukumba said that plans for automating trading activities are on and they would involve neighbouring...

Friday, May 4, 2018, 1:01 AM

Cement shortage: Construction stakeholders decry disruptions

Key players in the local construction sector and other stakeholders have decried the shortage of cement on the market, which has seen prices skyrocket.  Cement prices have been going up steadily since March. Damascene Nsabimana, a Kigali-based civil engineer, told Business Times that the...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 8:28 PM

Preps for Rwanda trade fair 2018 underway

Preparations are already underway for the 2018 edition of Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF). The exhibition, organised by the Private Sector Federation, is scheduled to run from July 26 through August 15 at the Gikondo Expo Grounds, Kigali Speaking to The New Times, Eric Kabeera, the head of...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 2:07 AM

Market watch: Tomatoes, onions prices up in Kigali

Food prices have remained high in markets across Kigali city with some prices more than doubling within just months, according to a mini-survey carried out by The New Times last week There has been a drastic increase in prices of tomatoes, onions and bananas among other commodities in various...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Tecno launches the New Camon

It’s now time for Rwandans to hello to TECNO Camon X and Camon X-Pro with great  specifications and features that satisfy their wants, and expectations by giving them a thumbs up with 24 MP selfie Camera and full display. Tharcisse Usabyimana, senior trainer in Tecno Rwanda said the...

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11:07 PM