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Stable DRC good for trade in West Nile, say leaders

  Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A peaceful, stable and thriving eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would generate lots of dividends for Uganda. According to business leaders from West Nile, the region and Uganda in general will benefit a lot if stability and peace reigns in the DRC, …

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African SMEs get US$30million boost

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed an agreement with the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) for a US$30 million re-guarantee facility to support African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the trade value chain to access funds for their activities. Gwen Mwaba, the director for …

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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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Intra-African Trade Fair records $32.6 bn in concluded deals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deals valued at US $32.6 billion were recorded at the inaugural week-long Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) which ended in Cairo on December 17, 2018, according to preliminary figures released by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). Afreximbank, which organized the trade fair in collaboration with the …

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