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State House Anti-Corruption unit confirms raid on BOU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State House Anti-Corruption Unit has confirmed they grilling several Bank of Uganda officials in relation to an investigation of a dubious recent procurement. Media in Kampala are reporting the investigation is about a recent procurement of new currency notes. Reports indicate there was extra …

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Opposition welcomes EALA Bill on common currency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has welcomed the passing of the East African Monetary Institute Bill 2017, which will pave way for a single currency in East Africa. The East African Monetary Institute Bill sought to set up the agency to perform the role of a …

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Behind Bitcoin’s collapse

The real cost of the digital cryptocurrency’s fall from grace Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bitcoin hit its highest valuation a year ago, reaching above £15,000 on some exchanges. Since then, a unit of the cryptocurrency has dropped 80% and is valued at less than £3,000. According to Sky …

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Govt. tables bill to stop rent in dollars

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has presented a proposal prohibiting landlords from charging rent in foreign currency for residential and business premises. The proposal is one of the several contained in the Landlord and Tenant Bill, 2018, which seeks to regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants; and to …

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Russia seeks to dump dollar as new US sanctions loom

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Moscow is intensifying efforts to wean its economy off the dollar as Washington considers tough new sanctions that could deny Russia access to foreign debt markets and cut its banks from the greenback. President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly slammed the US unit’s dominance on the …

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Bitcoin drops below $6,200 for first time in three months

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Bitcoin plunged 20 percent to a three-month low on Tuesday, its latest sharp loss following a series of setbacks for the cryptocurrency that, with a collapse across global mainstream markets adding to the selling. The virtual currency fell to $6,190 for the first time since mid-November, …

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Facebook bans ads for cryptocurrencies

Washington, United States | AFP | Facebook says it is banning all ads related to cryptocurrencies in an effort to fight scams. The social media giant said it is barring ads for “financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, …

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‘I want to see a strong dollar,’ says Trump

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump waded into the uproar over the US currency Thursday, saying he wants to see “a strong dollar,” after comments by his Treasury secretary appeared to signal the opposite and sent the dollar plunging to three-year lows. In comments to CNBC, Trump said …

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