Harmonise tax regime to attract more foreign investors into the region - EABC chief


The East African Business Council (EABC) board met in Kigali, last week, to discuss strategies that will help encourage the implementation of key projects by East African Community (EAC) states...

Mukamunana: Thriving in the male dominated photography business


When Hidaya Mukamunana Cyusa went for a school leavers’ party to take pictures of relatives and family friends, she never thought much of it. Though unknowingly, that marked the beginning...

Using ICT to achieve SDGs; lessons from India


Last year, I was selected to represent Rwanda at the Indo-East African Internship Programme under the Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) project.

Brand Ambassadors fighting unemployment through skills devt


The lack of market-relevant skills is one the complaints from recruiters, and the challenge has seen many a graduate searching for jobs from office to office, sector to sector to...

Parliament speaker rallies youth on job-creation


Young people have been urged to engage in income-generating activities as one of the ways to create jobs and contribute to national development. This call was made on Sunday during...

Liquid Telecom to sponsor local start-ups for Africa Tech summit


Liquid Telecom will join innovators and influencers from across the African ecosystem at this week’s Africa Tech Summit taking place in Kigali from February 14-15.

Rwanda share index down 0.82%

Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) recorded a total turnover of over Rwf11.7 million from 123,200 shares traded in six deals during yesterday’s trading session. The bond market was quiet.

Businesses call for more supportive policies as PSF elects new leaders


Members of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) are currently electing new leaders from cell to the national levels. New office bearers for cell and sector levels were elected on February...

RSE market capitalisation drops to Rwf2.926 trillion on weekly basis

The Rwanda Stock Exchange benchmark index for local counter closed a notch lower last week as share price of some of the most active counters dropped.

Horticulture exporters eye new markets in Europe


Five local horticulture produce-exporting companies are participating in the ongoing Fruit Logistica expo in Berlin, Germany as part of efforts to explore new markets in Europe to boost Rwanda’s export...

Businesses tipped on new income tax law

The business community has been urged to study and understand the new income tax law to be able to fully-benefit from it when it is implemented.

Private sector body urges SMEs to list on local bourse


The business community has been urged to take advantage of the local bourse to raise affordable capital to grow their enterprises.

Global aviation body urges govts to address infrastructure challenges


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to urgently address the infrastructure challenges airlines face to secure the industry’s future. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO,...

PSF kicks off polls for new leaders tomorrow


The Private Sector Federation (PSF) members countrywide will, starting from tomorrow, head to the polls to elect new leaders, officials have said. The organisation, which brings together business operators, will...

AfDB okays $10m for continental bond fund

The African Development Bank has approved $10 million (about Rwf9 billion) to strengthen the African local currency bond fund (ALCB Fund).

Fortified food maker to double local sourcing of maize, soya


Farmers of maize, sorghum and soya need not worry anymore about market for their produce as local fortified foods manufacturer is looking to double local sourcing of raw materials this...

Gatsibo’s Sibomana quit a bank job for farming


Jean-Nepo Sibomana’s early life was characterised by moving from the home of one relative to another having lost all his family members in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Rwanda needs strong home-grown brand to ensure sustainable devt


Jean-Philippe Kayobotsi is the CEO and co-founder of Brioche, a local confectionery and beverages firm with regional presence in Kenya. Kayobotsi discussed with Business Times how local firms, especially those...

Why Nyanza traders are learning foreign languages


When Therese Mukagakuba, a trader from Busasamana, Nyanza District went to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to buy goods for her shop for the first time, she didn’t know...

Capital Market University Challenge winners to pocket Rwf1.5m prize cash


The winners of the 5th edition of the Capital Market University Challenge will walk away Rwf1.5 million richer.

Govt to issue five-year Rwf15bn Treasury bond

The government will sell a five-year Treasury bond worth Rwf15 billion this month to fund infrastructure projects, according to a bid notice by the central bank.

Index for local counters down 0.99%

The Rwanda Share Index inched lower marginally yesterday, shedding 0.99 per cent to close at 132.48 points, according to the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) daily market report. The All Share...

How Gicumbi farmers are reaping big from privatisation of tea factories


when tea growers in Gicumbi District bought a big stake in Mulindi tea factory in 2012, they were uncertain about managing the business, but hopeful of the future.

Horticulture sector players tipped on how to reduce post-harvest losses


Horticulture farmers have been urged to acquire new skills and embrace technologies that can enable them to ensure proper post-harvest to reduce losses and increase produce quality.