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Thursday 21st of August 2014

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The Latest Daily PodCast can be found here on the Front Page of the site

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I thank my Friend from way back when the @Nsekenya was at Nation Centre Nkoregamba Mwebesa @Standardbankgrp

For the Invitation to speak at @StandardBankGrp's Investor Relations
Conference on the Beach, yesterday.

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Standard Bank holding their Investor Relations Conference on the Beach #Diani Kenya @Standardbankgrp

I look forward to hosting @Dennis_Makori CEO ONFON Media at #Mindspeak
on the 30th of August

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#Mindspeak 2014 RICH TV

In 2014, #Mindspeak has hosted Christine @Lagarde @IMFNews, Dr. Titus
Naikuni @KenyaAirways, Charles Ireland EABL @TuskerLager, EAC SG Dr.
@rsezibera, Munir Ahmed National Bank Joshua Oigara @KCBGroup.

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The Indian Ocean South Coast Diani Kenya [yesterday evening]

Its extremely quiet and walking the grounds in the early evening
reminded of Gedi ruins. a little eerie and lots of monkeys.

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It's especially chilling that Foley's executioner had a British accent @Bloombergview
Law & Politics

At some point these people return home, unless killed or arrested.
They will return brainwashed and brutalized.

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Ebola virus disease update - west Africa @WHO
Law & Politics

Between 17 and 18 August 2014, a total of 221 new cases of Ebola virus
disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as
106 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra

Currently, some companies have taken the decision to suspend services
to the affected countries. This includes airlines and shipping
companies. As a result of these decisions, countries are beginning to
experience supply shortages, including fuel, food, and basic supplies.
WHO is working with the UN World Food Programme to ensure adequate
food and supplies, but calls on companies to make business decisions
based on scientific evidence with regard to the transmission of Ebola

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The Ebola Virus is non-linear
Law & Politics

Viruses exhibit non-linear and exponential characteristics and the new
"cheek by jowl" living arrangements in so many of our cities surely
present the Ebola virus with optimal conditions.

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Currency Markets at a Glance WSJ
World Currencies

Euro 1.3266
Dollar Index 82.25
Japan Yen 103.80
Swiss Franc 0.9128
Pound 1.6584
Aussie 0.9283
India Rupee 60.737
South Korea Won 1023.54
Brazil Real 2.2623
Egypt Pound 7.1481
South Africa Rand 10.7064

Euro versus the Dollar 3 Month Chart 1.3266


Dollar Index 3 Month Chart INO 82.25 [The Dollar is beginning to
look plain dangerous]


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South Africa All Share Bloomberg

Dollar versus Rand 6 Month Chart INO 10.7057


headline consumer inflation slowed to 6.3 percent in July

Egypt Pound versus The Dollar 3 Month Chart INO 7.1481


Egypt EGX30 Bloomberg


Nigeria All Share Bloomberg


Ghana Stock Exchange Composite Index Bloomberg


"Against the backdrop of South Africa growing so badly and the company
having to maintain growth over the next 10 years, our investment
priorities are shifting toward Africa," Chief Executive Officer Whitey
Basson said in a presentation to investors today.


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BRITAM EA reports First Half PAT 2014 +27.25% Earnings here
Kenyan Economy

 Closing Price:           23.50
Total Shares Issued:          1891451850.00
Market Capitalization:        44,449,118,475
EPS:             1.4
PE:                 16.786

First Half Earnings through 30th June 2014 versus through 30th June 2013

First Half Gross earned premiums and fund management Fees 6.025208b
versus 4.669423b +29.042%
First Half Net Earned Premiums 5.441326b versus 4.091845b +32.979%
First Half investment Income 4.647613b versus 3.744591b +24.11537%
First Half Total Revenue 10.242907b versus 7.986244b +28.256%
First Half Total Expenses 7.385814b versus 5.792327b +27.5103%
First Half Profit before Tax 3.009596b versus 2.280325b +31.98%
First Half Profit After Tax 2.746388b versus 2.158341b +27.245%
First Half Earnings Per Share 1.45 versus 1.14 +30.63%
First Half Gains on revaluation of financial assets at Fair Value
through other comprehensive income 3.295442b versus 1.512583b

Company Commentary

''Regional offices contribution grew 54.9% to 262.9m''
Asset Base of 55.2b +28.3%


Strong and muscular earnings but a lot of this is now baked into the Price.

KenolKobil reports First Half PAT 2014 +260.44% Earnings here


Par Value:                  0.50/-
Closing Price:           8.05
Total Shares Issued:          1471761200.00
Market Capitalization:        11,847,677,660
EPS:             0.38
PE:                 21.184

Major energy supplier in the Region.

First Half Earnings through 30th June 2014 versus through June 2013

First Half 2014 Net Sales 43.181308b versus 65.274760b -33.846%
First Half Cost of Sales [40.236593b] versus [62.583407b]
First Half Gross Profit 2.944715b versus 2.691353b
First Half Other Income 383.696m versus 277.735m +38.151%
First Half Administration and Operating Expenses [917.261m] versus
[1.174674b] -21.913%
First Half Profit before Income Tax 795.182m versus 199.086m +299.416%
First Half Profit after Tax 531.168m versus 147.364m +260.44%
Closing Cash and cash equivalents 6.647130b versus 1.104285b

Company Commentary

''This improvement results from the continuation of management's focus
on the 5 major areas mentioned in the 2013 mentioned in the 2013
Annual report, namely, corporate restructuring, financing costs and
operating costs, human resources realignment and risk reduction.''

Gross margins as percentage to sales improved to 6.8% for the period
to June 2014 [4.1% six months through June 2013 and 4.5% for FY
December 2013.


Slashed revenues -33.846% and improved margins to 6.8% from 4.1% in
the comparable period in 2013.
Strong Results.

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Kenyan Hotel Occupancy Rates Plunge as Industry Job Losses Mount
Kenyan Economy

Kenyan hotel occupancy rates have plunged to as low as 12 percent
after foreign governments issued advisories against traveling to the
coastal region and the capital, Nairobi, due to concerns about

At least 20 hotels have temporarily closed, leaving an average of 100
workers per site unemployed, said Albert Njeru, secretary-general of
the Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions,
Hospitals and Allied Workers, today.

At this time of the year, hotel occupancy levels typically range
between 70 percent and 80 percent, Njeru said.

"We are calling upon employers to consider re-opening because this is
when the high season begins," he said.

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Nakumatt Supermarkets has announced plans to list on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Kenyan Economy

The retail chain has also said it will sell a 25 per cent stake within
the next six to 12 months to fund growth.

Nakumatt had announced suspension of talks with strategic investors
following the Westgate Mall attack last year that destroyed its most
lucrative branch, but now says it has re-opened negotiations to sell
part of the business.

"It is instructive to note that given that we are now considering to
sell an equity stake (and not strategic investment), the stake in
consideration will be significantly less than 25 per cent," Nakumatt
MD Atul Shah said in a statement.

"We are also progressively putting in place the requisite structures
and systems to facilitate the cross-listing of Nakumatt at the
regional bourses in the next 3-4 years."

Kenya Shilling versus The Dollar Live ForexPros 88.343


Nairobi All Share Bloomberg


Nairobi ^NSE20 Bloomberg


Every Listed Share can be interrogated here


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by Aly Khan Satchu (www.rich.co.ke)
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