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  1. East Africa move to cleaner fuels to soak up new low-sulphur supplies

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    Fri, 29 Aug 2014

    * Sulphur in diesel to be lowered to 50 ppm; gasoline to 150 ppm

  2. BASF opens first construction chemicals plant in East Africa

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    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    facility for concrete admixtures in Nairobi, BASF ( OTCQX:BASFY ) has put its first construction chemicals footprint in East Africa . The production site will allow the company to better meet increasing demand, and will produce standard and custom-made

  3. Uganda's central bank keeps key lending rate unchanged

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    Thu, 14 Aug 2014

    KAMPALA, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Uganda's central bank kept its key lending rate unchanged at 11 percent on Thursday, saying the east African country's economy was continuing to register growth.

  4. UPDATE 1-Kenyan stocks end winning streak; shilling steady

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    Thu, 7 Aug 2014

    Adds markets close, bonds, stocks) By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Kenyan banking shares and those of East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) fell on Thursday, ending five days of gains on the bourse. The shilling held steady. The Nairobi

  5. UPDATE 1-AFRICA FX- East Africa currencies seen stable, naira could strengthen

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    Thu, 31 Jul 2014

    JOHANNESBURG, July 31 (Reuters) - East African currencies are likely to hold largely steady against the dollar next week, but the Nigerian naira could gain as energy companies offload dollars and foreign investors buy local debt.

  6. WEEKAHEAD-AFRICA FX- East Africa currencies seen stable, naira could strengthen

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    Thu, 31 Jul 2014

    JOHANNESBURG, July 31 (Reuters) - East African currencies are likely to hold largely steady against the dollar next week, but the Nigerian naira could gain as energy companies offload dollars and foreign investors buy local debt.

  7. Ugandan shilling gains as aid resumption triggers interbank sell-off

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    Wed, 30 Jul 2014

    KAMPALA, July 30 (Reuters) - The Ugandan shilling firmed on Wednesday, buoyed by an interbank dollar sell-off amid expectations of a surge in future inflows after Sweden resumed full aid payments to the east African country.

  8. Kenya's KCB to offer Islamic banking in all its branches

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    Sun, 27 Jul 2014

    July 28 (Reuters) - Kenya's KCB Bank, the country's largest lender by assets, plans to offer Islamic banking products through its entire branch network, accelerating the expansion of sharia-compliant banking in east Africa 's biggest economy.

  9. CORRECTED-Kenyan private equity house Ascent raises $50 mln

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    Wed, 23 Jul 2014

    NAIROBI, July 23 (Reuters) - Ascent, a Kenyan private equity firm, has raised $50 million for investment in about a dozen fast-growing companies across the east Africa region, it said on Wednesday.

  10. East African Cables' pretax profit edges up in first half

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    Wed, 16 Jul 2014

    NAIROBI, July 16 (Reuters) - East African Cables said on Wednesday its pretax profit inched up by 2 percent to 326.5 million shillings ($3.72 million) on the back of higher sales.

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