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RVR fails rail sector

By The Independent Reporter Mr. Roy Puffet, was replaced as RVR`s CEO by Mr. Kevin White, an Australian under a new deal that a Kenyan-led management team claimed would turn around the ailing concession. Under the deal announced on August 7, RVR entered a Technical Service Agreement (TSA) with PDL …

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CRB and Financial Card system Launched

By Independent Reporter The long awaited Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) and Financial Card System were on December 3 officially launched by Uganda’s Central Bank Governor Tumusime Mutebile and the Germany Ambassador to Uganda, Buchholz Reinhard. The new financial card will carry borrowers biodata and once swiped though a card reader …

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EAC bourse integrate minus Tanzania

By The Independent Team Despite Tanzania’s resistance to cross-border investment, a position that contradicts the East African Community Customs Management Act, plans are going ahead to integrate the three major bourses within the region, namely the Dar es Salaam stock exchange, the Nairobi stock exchange and the Uganda securities exchange, …

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Finance experts debate impact of global crisis

By Patrick Kagenda On November 28 the National Planning Authority organized a one day National public dialogue on the impact of the global financial crisis on Uganda. Dr. Abebe Aemro Selassie the IMF senior resident representative to Uganda was the presenter and Dr Emmanuel Tumusime Mutebile Uganda’s Central Bank governor …

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Single EAC visa excites London tourist fair

By Our Reporters Uganda scores major successes On November 10, Uganda’s Trade minister Janat Mukwaya, Kenya’s Najib Balala, Shamsa Mangunga of Tanzania, and Monique Nsanzabaganwa, the Rwanda chairperson addressed a press conference on the fringes of the 2008 World Travel Market (WTM), to announce their decision to make the EAC …

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RVR rears ugly head in inland port saga

By Patrick Kagenda Building of an inland dry port for Uganda, already bogged down by court battles over the tendering process and location, now faces challenges over allegations that it could create an inefficient monopoly and favour Kenya. M/s Tumusime, Kabege & Co. Advocates acting on behalf of Uganda Inland …

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Global crisis: How world leaders want to fix it

By The Independent Reporter FRANCE French President Nicolas Sarkozy, holder of the European Union’s rotating presidency, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown are pushing for reforms to the world’s financial architecture and leading on European measures to stabilize banks and restore confidence to markets. But France’s foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, …

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