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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. UPDATE 1-Kenyan shilling weakens, stocks close higher

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    Tue, 1 Jul 2014

    Reuters) - The Kenyan shilling weakened on Tuesday, undermined by importer demand for dollars, amid concerns that the east African country's foreign exchange earners were flagging, while stocks rose, boosted by financial sector stocks. At the 1300

  4. China financing Burundi's switch to digital -regulator

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    Fri, 27 Jun 2014

    BUJUMBURA, June 27 (Reuters) - China is financing a $40 million project to help Burundi switch to digital broadcasting from analogue by June 2015, according to the small east African nation's telecom regulator.

  5. WEEKAHEAD-AFRICA-FX-Cedi may test lows, tax season to support E.Africa currencies

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    Thu, 26 Jun 2014

    ACCRA, June 26 (Reuters) - Ghana's cedi may keep testing new lows next week, while tax season in Tanzania and Uganda should lend support to the east African currencies.

  6. UPDATE 1-World Bank cuts Kenya growth forecast for 2014

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    Thu, 26 Jun 2014

    NAIROBI, June 26 (Reuters) - Kenya will grow slower than expected in 2014, the World Bank said on Thursday, citing poor rains and growing insecurity in east Africa 's biggest economy.

  7. World Bank cuts Kenya growth forecast for 2014

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    Thu, 26 Jun 2014

    NAIROBI, June 26 (Reuters) - Kenya will grow slower than expected in 2014, the World Bank said on Thursday, citing poor rains and growing insecurity in east Africa 's biggest economy.

  8. East African nations seek consultant for crude oil pipeline

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    Wed, 25 Jun 2014

    NAIROBI, June 25 (Reuters) - Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have invited bids for a single consultant to oversee a feasibility study and initial design for the construction of a 1,300-kilometre (808-mile) oil pipeline to transport crude to the Kenyan coast.

  9. Kenya attacks undermine plans for east African trade hub

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    Fri, 20 Jun 2014

    * Kenyan tourism in decline after repeat Islamist attacks

  10. Uganda 2014/15 budget reading

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    Thu, 12 Jun 2014

    KAMPALA, June 12 (Reuters) - For highlights of budgets announced by east African finance ministers for the 2014/15 fiscal year, click on (Reporting by Elias Biryabarema in Kampala; editing by Drazen Jorgic)

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