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Uganda’s shadow state

Revealing the networks of people with power Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In the April 30-07 issue of The Independent, Andrew Mwenda; in his column, wrote an article entitled “Paved with good intentions: How Western interventions in African affairs, even when well intentioned, produce bad results.” In that article, …

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BOU withdraws appeal against Sudhir

  BOU Governor Tumusiime Mutebile (left) and former Cranes Bank boss Sudhir Ruparelia (right). Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Uganda has withdrawn an appeal in their case – Crane Bank (In Receivership) against Sudhir Ruparelia and Meera Investments Limited. “Take notice that the appellant does not intend …

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Go slow on IMF financing, gov’t tells civil society

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The recent allocation of special drawing rights by the International Monetary Fund to its members has triggered fears of misuse, since the resource had been described as free, and not a loan. Special Drawing Rights are an international reserve asset, created by the IMF to …

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New capital requirements for banks

Proposal is good for the industry but a headache to investors, small players | THE INDEPENDENT | The central bank’s proposal to raise capital requirements for commercial banks is commendable but could threaten survival of small players, according to industry players and experts. Wilbrod Owor, the executive director at the …

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Absa: Economy is struggling but outlook is positive

Oil, agriculture and BoU to determine the recovery path, executives say Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Economic recovery in the coming years will largely depend on oil and gas, agriculture and Bank of Uganda’s monetary policy decisions, according to Absa Bank Uganda executives. Speaking via a recent virtual conference …

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More borrowers seek credit from banks

The second wave of the pandemic pose downside risks to credit growth Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Banks have recently received more loan applications and extended more credit to borrowers amidst the coronavirus pandemic. This is good for jumpstarting the economy that has been hit by COVID-19 lockdowns. Till …

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