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SUDHIR: Crane Bank sale was fraudulent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The agreement for the sale of Crane bank to DFCU was shoddy and fraudulent, Former Crane Bank owner, Sudhir Ruparelia has told the ongoing Bank of Uganda probe. According to Sudhir, the Purchase of Assets and Liabilities (P&A) agreement signed between BoU and DFCU …

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Private sector activities rise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s private sector activity increased for December 2018 signalling improved business environment. The Stanbic Bank Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) for manufacturing and services rose to 56.6 for December from 55.7 recorded in the previous month owed to increased demand for various products and services. Anything …

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COMMENT: Danger in Bank of Uganda probe

COSASE shouldn’t sacrifice economic stability at the altar of publicity as it could collapse the economy COMMENT | SIMON MUTUNGI | The Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) Abdu Katuntu (MP Bugweri County) rejected President Yoweri Museveni’s advice to hold the committee proceedings …

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Equity Bank sees 2019 as good year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Equity Bank is one of the 25 commercial banks offering financial services in Uganda. The Independent’s Julius Businge spoke to the Bank’s Executive Director, Anthony M. Kituuka on their strategy to deliver good growth in 2019 and beyond. What are your expectations in this New …

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Shilling loans grow by 18.5 percent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Credit in shillings to the private sector has grown significantly from about four percent to 18.5 percent in 2018, according to the Bank of Uganda. The executive director research and policy Adam Mugume says people are borrowing more shilling-denominated loans than dollar-denominated ones because of …

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Fall of the legends  

From Uganda’s celebrated bankers to 2018 bummers Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | In 1991, some of the most powerful people in business and public office In Uganda from western Uganda jointly opened a bank. They called it the Kigezi Bank of Commerce with a commence capitalization of US$20 million. They …

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Conflict of interest cited in Global Trust Bank sale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has cited possibility of conflict of interest in the sale of Global Trust Bank to DFCU. The committee in Friday continued its investigation into a decision by Bank of Uganda (BoU) to sale the Bank …

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BoU maintains lending rate at 10 percent

The Bank of Uganda has maintained the benchmark central bank rate at 10 percent. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Governor BoU Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile says that the 12-month inflation forecast has improved slightly relative to October 2018 forecast. The Consumer Price Index data by Uganda Bureau of Standards indicates that …

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