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Uganda improves in the Absa index

But it must promote exports, manage debt and collect more tax Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The 2019 Absa Africa Financial Market Index Report for Uganda released on Jan.28 in Kampala has some good news. The index, which evaluates financial market development in 20 countries, shows that Uganda remains …

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Uganda’s public debt reaches sh46 trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s public debt has grown to Uganda shillings 46 trillion (USD12.5bn) as at the end of June 2019 up from Shs 39 trillion (USD10.7bn) in June 2018, according to the latest Ministry of Finance report. This raises the share public debt from 34.8% of …

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Economy to remain subdued

 Its managers must not focus on 2020 but on long term solutions, expert says Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s economy is projected to remain subdued in 2020, signaling another challenging economic environment ahead. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, the governor Bank of Uganda revealed that 2019’s projected growth of 5.5-6.0% is …

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Ugandans hold sh16 trillion in bank savings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans hold as much as Sh7.8 trillion on time deposit accounts, a figure which, according to the central bank implies confidence in the banking system. A time or term deposit is an interest-bearing bank deposit account that has a specified date of maturity, where …

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Gov’t moves to regulate financial technologies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The government is mooting to regulate electronic payment services and products offered mainly under new Financial Technologies also referred to as Fintech. Fintech refers to the integration of technology to allow companies provide digital financial solutions that ease transactions with just a tap of …

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BOU Governor Mutebile decries low private sector credit uptake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Uganda Governor Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile has said Uganda’s private sector credit remains low at 12% of country’s Gross Domestic Product, an issue that has led to slow business growth. Private sector credit challenges According to Mutebile, in most cases it’s only large corporate …

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