Aftercare services a must for industries to thrive, spur devt – EAC business leaders


The business community is willing to support the East African Community (EAC) integration process, but problems like lack of aftercare services are affecting the potential and growth of enterprises and...

EABC calls for targeted interventions to drive EAC industrialisation


Manufacturers in the region have been complaining of high cost of doing business in the region coupled with several impediments to accessing the wider regional market which have affected the...

How Rwanda can accelerate uptake of financial technology

The majority of financial institutions in the country are currently transitioning from traditional ways of doing business to technology-based ones. More technology-driven products and services are also being introduced as...

RAB, BK TecHouse sign agreement to streamline agriculture inputs distribution


Access to agriculture inputs and other services will soon be easy following the signing of a deal between Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) and BK TecHouse, a subsidiary of Bank of...

Strong transfer pricing policy ensures transparent intercompany dealings

As Rwanda continues to attract more foreign direct investments and multinational firms, the economy has seen a wave on new developments and trends in areas like taxation and licensing regime.

Affordable housing developers urged to partner with poor landowners


real estate developers, especially those engaged in construction of affordable houses, should help people from expropriated land to own homes. The call was made by Minister of Defense James Kabarebe.

RwandAir acquires new Boeing, to expand West Africa destinations


RwandAir yesterday received another Boeing 737-800 Next Generation that the national carrier says will grow its presence and competitiveness, especially in the skies of West Africa.

Uganda, TZ sign deal for world’s longest heated oil pipeline

Uganda and Tanzania signed a framework agreement on their proposed $3.55 billion crude export pipeline yesterday, a key milestone for the project, which is expected to start pumping Ugandan oil...

Institutional investors dominate govt’s 7-year Rwf10bn TB issue

The government’s seven-year Rwf10 billion infrastructure bond has been oversubscribed by 103.03 per cent, with investors from non-financial institutions taking the lion’s share, a central bank statement indicates.

Rwanda has attractive packages for floriculture sector investors - NAEB


Rwanda has intensified efforts to diversify exports and investments in the country by showcasing opportunities in its floriculture sector at a roundtable attended by potential investors and operators in Nairobi,...

BPR scoops ‘Best Bank in Rwanda’ 2017 Award


BPR has been recognised as the “best bank” in Rwanda at annual the Banker Africa 2017 awards for the East African region held in Nairobi, Kenya last week. The annual...

EAC manufacturers urged to embrace e-commerce


Regional manufacturers have been urged to embrace electronic trading platforms (e-commerce) to widen their market reach and become more productive and competitive. The experts said embracing such innovations will help...

Rwanda to showcase horticulture sector potential at Nairobi meet

Rwandan investment and agro-export promotion officials will this morning host an Investor Roundtable on opportunities in the floriculture sector in Rwanda targeting Kenyan investors in Nairobi, Kenya, a statement from...

MFIs tipped on consumer protection


The majority of microfinance institutions customers do not know their rights, a situation that exposes them to risks and also affects efforts geared at deepening financial inclusion, experts from micro-finance...

Rwanda’s Nootri products acquire quality certification mark

Africa Improved Foods’ Nootri brand has been awarded the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) S-Mark for quality, the firm has said in a statement. Prosper Ndayiragije, Africa Improved Foods Rwanda country...

Rwanda, Switzerland new deal to boost bilateral ties

Trade volumes between Rwanda and Switzerland could increase thanks to a new set of agreements signed between the two countries on Monday in Bern, touching different areas of cooperation.

Horticulture exports set to soar as airlines cut freight charges


Rwanda has over the few years intensified efforts geared at increasing exports, particularly for the non-traditional trade products like flowers, vegetables and fruits.

Meet Rwamagana’s farming millionaire who started out as a casual labourer


Evariste Mutibagirana, a large-scale banana farmer, is considered a ‘survivor’ by most of his peers. He worked his way up to the top from being a farm hand. Fondly referred...

Innovative business models key to deepening Rwanda’s ICT sector, says UAE tech expert


As Rwanda strives to become an ICT hub in the region experts say the country should embrace innovative business models to be able to attract more investors in the information...

Time to get serious about red tape at Africa’s borders

International investment remains a critical, and often underappreciated, part of the global economy. Nearly two million jobs were created directly by foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2015, according to a...

Bourse benchmark index drops by 0.18%

Rwanda’s benchmark index for local counters declined by 0.18 per cent points to close at 121.09 points, while the All Share index shed 0.02 per cent to 127.42 points yesterday,...

Editorial cartoon


Young upcoming business men and women are having difficulties in accessing commercial bank loans.

RRA lauds new customs, tax administration programme


The Rwanda Revenue Authority has commended the Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs) programme, saying the project has helped improve efficiency in customs operations and tax administration at border posts.

Tech firm, MTN launch mobile marketing platform

online marketing promoters have got a big boost following the launch of a new mobile solution last week. The MeMe mobile marketing solution was unveiled by technology firm, Digitata Insights,...