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  • NAIROBI, Oct 2- Kenya's central bank sought to absorb 7 billion shillings in excess liquidity through repurchase agreements, it said on Tuesday. The bank has persistently mopped up liquidity most of this year to support the shilling, which is 0.1 percent stronger than the dollar in the year-to-date.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 2- The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. *UGANDA- Bank of Uganda releases its decision on the benchmark lending rate. *BOTSWANA- Bank of Botswana to auction its 14- day certificate Treasury bill.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 2- The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. *BOTSWANA- Bank of Botswana to auction its 14- day certificate Treasury bill. Brent crude futures steadied near $112 a barrel on Tuesday as investors.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 1- The United States on Monday called on Rwanda to publicly denounce rebels who have seized swathes of eastern Congo in an appeal that highlighted its frustration over Kigali's alleged role in its neighbour's conflict.

  • This is the face of new, high-end hotels in Africa. International hotel developers are planning nearly 40,000 new rooms across Africa in the coming years. Travel and tourism in Africa generates about $164 billion a year, 9 percent of the continent's total GDP, said David Scowsill, president and chief executive of World Travel& Tourism Council.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 1- Kenya wants licensed oil and gas explorers to speed up their work to meet the terms of their contracts, and may invoke its right to cash in their guarantees if they fail to do so, a senior Ministry of Energy official said.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 1- Kenya's central bank said that its official usable foreign exchange reserves. fell to $5.163 billion in the week to Friday from $5.190 billion the previous week. Here are highlights from its latest weekly bulletin:.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 1- The Kenyan shilling. So more liquidity in the market, more spending, more importing, more pressure on the shilling, "said Peter Mutuku, a trader at Bank of Africa. GDP figures show that the economy is slowing down, so you will probably see the MPC trying to give some impetus to the economy, "said Chris Muiga, a trader at Kenya Commercial Bank.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 1- Kenya's central bank sought to absorb 12 billion shillings in excess liquidity through repurchase agreements, it said on Monday.

  • *If successful, would be Tullow's second oil discovery in Kenya. NAIROBI, Oct 1- British explorer Tullow Oil Plc and its Canadian partner Africa Oil Corp started drilling a third well in Kenya, extending a campaign to discover more reserves after finding oil in the east African country earlier this year.

  • *NAIROBI- Industry regulator Tea Board of Kenya releases performance report. global growth, with data from Japan to China underscoring sluggish business. weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 1- Egypt's Citadel Capital could be an investor in Uganda's proposed $2.5 billion oil refinery project, the Egyptian private equity firm's managing director said.

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  • Frontier markets grabbed the headlines Monday after Kenya’s biggest IPO sent shares of one stock surging 60%. But is the risk worth the reward?

  • Kenya is the regional hub for trade and finance in East Africa. Agricultural output was reduced by a severe drought in 1999 and 2000, and recovery has been limited by widespread governmental corruption and by low prices for several primary exports. The International Monetary Fund has repeatedly suspended loans to Kenya (in 1997, 2001, and 2006) because of corruption, but GDP grew more than 5% in 2006.