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Banks rollout agent banking

The new banking model is expected to deepen financial inclusion Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s commercial banks have started rolling out agent banking following Kenya and Rwanda’s footsteps in an effort to grow deposits and customer base. This follows the coming into force of the Financial Institutions Act …

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Man City top financial firepower list

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League leaders Manchester City have more financial muscle than any other club in world football, according to a study that sees English clubs dominate the top 10. The Soccerex Football Finance 100, which ranks the world’s top teams based on both their playing and …

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YEAR ENDER REVIEW: Budget-reading month

YEAR IN REVIEW: June 2017 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | June 8: This is traditionally the budget-reading month and Matia Kasaija, the Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development read a Shs29trillion National Budget. The government increased budgetary allocations to the Science and Information Technology sectors. Earlier on June 6, …

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JOBS: Finance and Operations Manager IRC-Uganda

JOBS: Finance and Operations Manager IRC Uganda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Finance and Operations Manager to be responsible for overseeing financial management for IRC in Uganda. JOB: Maintaining reliable records and books of accounts reflecting the true financial state of IRC Uganda at all times. As well as ensuring …

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World champion Hamilton dismisses tax ‘dodge’ row

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday dismissed a row over his avoidance of taxes on a luxury jet, saying he’s only thinking about this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix. “I’m just solely focused on trying to win this race this weekend. I still have …

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Financial inclusion optimism

What the 2017 –2022 government strategy means to Uganda Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s central bank in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has unveiled a five-year financial inclusion strategy to enable more individuals and business access affordable financial products and services. The Uganda National …

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Trump administration rejects World Bank capital increase

Washington, United States | AFP | The Trump administration on Friday rejected a capital increase by the World Bank, which the Bank says is necessary to expand its global anti-poverty mission. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the huge Washington-based institution is inefficient and can be more effective in the nearly $60 …

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