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Disastrous U.S. policies weigh on world economy

Beijing, China | Xinhua | The U.S. Federal Reserve announced earlier this month the fourth consecutive three-quarter point interest rate hike to cool record levels of inflation, another aggressive move leaving economists fearing a recession ahead. The Fed has committed to hawkish rate hikes to fight inflation while standing by as …

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Ugandans survived the COVID-19 lockdown but might not live through the current financial one

COMMENT | Alfred Geresom Musamali | It was tough going through the two years of lockdown resulting from the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Uganda. But some households that survived the lockdown may not live through the prevailing financial one in the country. During some of that time, movement …

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Opposition maintains concern on economy, demands answers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has proposed a meeting between the Leader of the Opposition (LoP), Mathias Mpuuga, and Finance State Minister (Privatisation and Investment) Evelyn Anite, after an unsatisfactory response to the LoP’s concerns on government’s failure to meet its financial obligations. In a …

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Further borrowing will constrain development efforts: BOU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda, Michael Atingi-Ego has told parliament that the country’s public debt has now hit 80 trillion Shillings. He says that Uganda’s debt servicing in the current financial year 2022/2023, is at a ratio of tax revenue estimated at …

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EU officials warn of economic slowdown

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European economy is slowing down and a contraction is predicted at least for the winter months due to the energy crisis and high inflation, European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni warned on Monday. “If we look at high-frequency indicators and the economic sentiment, we see …

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Oil prices drop as OPEC cuts forecasts for demand growth

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | Oil prices fell on Wednesday after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) lowered its global oil demand growth estimates for both 2022 and 2023. The West Texas Intermediate for November delivery decreased 2.08 U.S. dollars, or 2.3 percent, to settle at 87.27 dollars …

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