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Ease capital requirements for banks

  Why government must support the banking sector to keep credit flowing to stimulate economic growth COMMENT | SIMON MUTUNGI | Following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, many banks collapsed worldwide while others had to plow through public funds in the form of government bailouts in order to survive. To …

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Putin’s ‘national projects’: billions to boost the economy

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin is promising to invest tens of trillions of rubles in the country’s dilapidated infrastructure and other sectors over the next five years in a bid to kickstart anaemic economic growth. Russia’s new Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, who was appointed by Putin last …

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Uganda to host 4th industrial revolution meet

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Kafeero Foundation, a social enterprise organization will hold the inaugural annual Power the Next event at Kampala Serena Hotel on Nov 16. The event will showcase Uganda’s progress in implementing Africa’s fourth industrial revolution. The event organized under the theme “Connecting Business to Capital” will bring …

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How to deal with congestion and infrastructure gaps in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Timely completion of infrastructure projects is a key ingredient to economic growth. It should be prioritized. This was a shared view at the recently held ‘Innovation Series’, a thought leadership forum organized by Brainchild Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) at the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala. …

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Ugandan cities, municipalities to benefit from UN agency programme

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | “Urbanisation has become one of the most pressing development challenges of the 21 st century. It could be one of the biggest drivers of economic growth but can also become a driver of inequality and marginalization.” That rephrased quote is from one of the documents posted …

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Museveni challenges African countries on economic growth

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has called upon African countries to join efforts in fostering the economic growth and development of the region. The president said that through the economic unity of the continent, many countries will stop being bullied by the European giants and America’s, adding …

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