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IMF hails Uganda on infrastructure development, inflation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has hailed Uganda on infrastructure development as well as efforts to contain inflation amidst challenges of high exchange rates and fluctuating  prices. In its latest report “Recent development’s and prospects, Uganda’s Economic Buffers”, the IMF says Uganda is relatively high on growth, low on inflation,  …

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Stanbic nets Shs 150 bn profit

Slightly over a year ago, Patrick Mweheire was appointed CEO of Stanbic Bank Uganda, to become the first Ugandan to head the bank since Standard Bank, a South African financial services giant, took it over 15 years ago. On April 14, Mweheire, who presided over the presentation of the bank’s …

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BOU: Fall in food prices lowers Uganda inflation

Bank of Uganda has reduced the Central bank Rate (CBR) to 16% to ease monetary policy for potential economic growth. BOU maintained the rediscount rate and bank rate at 20%and 21% respectively, the policy will also maintain the core inflation over the next quarters, so as to target 5% of the …

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Providing cheap development finance

By The Independent team The Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDB) recently unveiled its new corporate identity. CEO Patricia Ojangole talked to The Independent about the milestone, their operations, as well as other pertinent issues in the banking industry. What were the reasons behind UDB’s rebranding? Corporate rebranding was one of …

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Finance experts debate impact of global crisis

By Patrick Kagenda On November 28 the National Planning Authority organized a one day National public dialogue on the impact of the global financial crisis on Uganda. Dr. Abebe Aemro Selassie the IMF senior resident representative to Uganda was the presenter and Dr Emmanuel Tumusime Mutebile Uganda’s Central Bank governor …

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