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Kenya Looks Beyond China for New Sources of Development Finance

Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Since the new year, Kenya has taken some rather bold steps to reduce its borrowing costs and ensure that new loans are “fairly priced.” The Treasury is seeking to refinance large portions of its current debt that’s priced at commercial rates into more affordable concessionary loans. Separately, the government is also looking to secure new sources of development financing that would be cheaper than borrowing from international capital markets or market-rate Chinese loans.

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