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Central bank maintains benchmark rate at 10 percent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bank of Uganda (BoU), Uganda’s central bank, on Monday left the Central Bank Rate (CBR) at 10 percent for the second time, saying it is still effective to control the rise in inflation, bring stability in lending rate, exchange rate and drive economic growth. …

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ILO notes “striking fall” in real wages worldwide

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The severe inflationary crisis combined with a global slowdown in economic growth are causing a striking fall in real monthly wages in many countries, reducing the purchasing power of the middle classes and hitting low-income households particularly hard, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. …

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Uganda’s inflation a fetish

Why government policy to control inflation at 5% under whatever circumstances is misguided THE LAST WORD | ANDREW M. MWENDA | A fetish is an inanimate object (like a small stone or wood curving of something like an animal) that is worshipped for its supposed magical powers. That is what …

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Kenyan president Ruto vows to cut borrowing

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday pledged to contain large domestic and foreign borrowing by the government within three years to help spur economic growth. Ruto who officially opened the 13th Parliament said the very large government borrowing requirement has undermined the business sector’s contribution to …

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Euro falls below parity against U.S. dollar

Frankfurt, Germany | Xinhua | The Euro on Wednesday briefly slipped below parity against the U.S. dollar in intraday trading after data released by the U.S. Department of Labor showed that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) surged 9.1 percent from a year ago in June. The exchange rate on Wednesday plunged …

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Euro nearing five-year low stoking recession fears

The euro is within reach of five-year lows and seems increasingly will approach dollar-euro parity Rome, Italy | Xinhua | The euro has continued to weaken against the U.S. dollar, approaching its lowest level in five years, due mainly to the crisis in Ukraine and the sluggish economic growth in Europe. …

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Britain’s economic confidence falters due to Ukraine crisis

London, UK | Xinhua | While prices in Britain already rose at a pace never seen for decades this winter, a flare-up of the Russia-Ukraine conflict is expected to push the inflation even higher, with millions of households feeling the pinch. Many have slashed the forecasts for the country’s economic growth …

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