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Bank of Uganda cuts CBR to 9.5%

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, has October 03, announced a reduction in the Central Bank Rate (CBR) by 0.5 percentage points to 9.5% for the next three months. The CBR is the rate of interest which a central bank charges on loans and advances to commercial banks. The …

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Why Bank of Uganda has cut CBR to 10%

  Says revamping the economy will depend on government spending Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | The Central Bank has once again lowered its indicative lending rate, the Central Bank Rate, in a bid to push commercial bank rates down and spur private sector borrowing in the next three months. …

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Bank of Uganda reduces CBR to 10% for next three months

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  Bank of Uganda has today (June 19) announced a reduction of the Central Bank Rate (CBR) by 1 percentage point to 10%. Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile made the CBR announcment that sends a signal to the market on the direction of interest rates. This rate, that …

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BUSINESS: Declining interest rates

Bank managers explain recent cuts to 20% average   Effective this month most commercial banks started charging lower interest rates on flexible existing and new loans with analysis indicating about 20% is the new average industry rate compared to around 23% a period before. The move is expected to boost uptake …

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VIDEO: Why Central Bank has lowered Uganda’s CBR

VIDEO: The Central Bank has once again eased the Central Borrowing Rate by one percentage point to 12 percent. According to Professor Emmanuel Mutebile, the Central Bank governor, the reduction is aimed at keeping the domestic economic growth momentum and inflation in check. Inflation has slightly picked up in the past …

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BUSINESS: Workplace Saving schemes

The latest threat to commercial banking? At the end of November 2016, the Uganda Revenue Authority’s staff Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) held up to Shs12.6 billion on its account as the cumulative savings of its members.That amount is triple the minimum capital requirement to start a Tier II bank …

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ECONOMY: BOU reduces CBR to 14 percent.

Bank of Uganda Monday reduced the Central Bank Rate (CBR) by I percentage point to 14 percent. CBR is the rate of interest which a central bank charges on the loans and advances to a commercial bank. BOU governor Tumusiime Mutebile said that because inflation is forecast to stabilize around the policy target of …

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BOU: Fall in food prices lowers Uganda inflation

Bank of Uganda has reduced the Central bank Rate (CBR) to 16% to ease monetary policy for potential economic growth. BOU maintained the rediscount rate and bank rate at 20%and 21% respectively, the policy will also maintain the core inflation over the next quarters, so as to target 5% of the …

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