Kenya has a central role in East Africa as the largest economy and a gateway into the region. The economy is diversified and the financial sector strong, with deep and developed domestic debt markets. Opportunities for UK businesses exist largely in the services sector (tourism, banking, telecommunications, wholesale and retail trade, and business process outsourcing). Kenya envisages a massive upgrading and extension of the country's infrastructure. In this regard, the country has highlighted a number of infrastructure projects that present significant opportunities for UK businesses in the coming years.