Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Abbreviations & Acronyms Used In My Posts

Thanks to an excellents suggestion by a reader...

To ease the strain on my fingers as well as keep track with my thoughts I will continue using acronyms but I hope this helps the uninitiated!

I will often use abbreviations/acronyms for NSE (see below) firms e.g. HFCK is Housing Finance Company of Kenya.

Some of these are unique to my blog!

1H - First Half e.g. 1H 2005 means First Half of 2005
1Q - First Quarter e.g. 1Q 2005 means First Quarter of 2005

BBK - Barclays Bank of Kenya
BSE - Botswana Stock Exchange
BTW - By The Way

CDC - Commonwelath Development Corporation (now Actis)
CFC - CFC Bank (formerly Credit Finance Corporation)
CFCFS - CFC Financial Services
CMA - Capital Markets Authority
CT - City Trust

FD - Francis Drummond & Co

HFCK - Housing Finance Company of Kenya

ICDC - Investment & Commercial Development Company (Govt owned)
ICDCI - ICDC Investment Company (Private & listed - don't confuse with ICDC)
I&M - I&M Bank (previously Investments & Mortgages Ltd)

KCB - Kenya Commercial Bank
KQ - Kenya Airways (KQ is the "call sign" since KA was already taken!)

NBK - National Bank of Kenya
NSE - Nairobi Stock Exchange

OCC - Olympia Capital Corporation (a OCH subsidiary listed on the BSE)
OCH - Olympia Capital Holdings

PAT - Profit After Tax
PBT - Profit Before Tax

Q - Quarter (Q is also one of my favourite Star Trek characters!)

Rea - see RVP
RVP - Rea Vipingo Plantations (aka Rea)

STC - Sasini Tea & Coffee

UTL - Unilever Tea Ltd (formerly Brooke Bond)

ZSE - Zimbabwe Stock Exchange