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Bankers urged to maintain ethics amid economic downturn

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Practitioners in the banking and financial services industry have been urged to maintain their ethics amid the current slowdown in economic activity, the Executive Director for Supervision at the Bank of Uganda – Dr Twinemanzi Tumubweine – has said. While addressing bankers during …

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Parliament directs gov’t on Islamic banking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has given the government two weeks to present before the House a Bill seeking to give commercial banks power to regulate Islamic banking. This was during the plenary sitting on Wednesday in which Members of Parliament queried the delayed …

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Further borrowing will constrain development efforts: BOU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda, Michael Atingi-Ego has told parliament that the country’s public debt has now hit 80 trillion Shillings. He says that Uganda’s debt servicing in the current financial year 2022/2023, is at a ratio of tax revenue estimated at …

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Financial industry regulation bodies push for harmony

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Statutory authorities involved in the financial sector regulation have admitted that some of the business cooperators find it a burden to comply with the requirements of the different regulators. With new businesses coming up, including cryptocurrency trade, collective investment schemes and use of trading agencies, as …

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No shine in Uganda’s gold

Vanishing mineral exports dent economic recovery Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s non-formal export sector has maintained a downward trajectory year-on-year, according to the latest July 2022 figures from Bank of Uganda (BoU). The effect has been a dent on the otherwise emerging signs of recovery in exports buoyed …

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