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Cryptocurrency bitcoin marks 10 years

London, United Kingdom | AFP | October 31, 2008 marked the birth of bitcoin. Ten years on, the world’s first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors. From its first evocation amid a global financial crisis, in a white paper written …

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Scrap MM tax to promote financial inclusion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government should work towards scrapping the 1% mobile money and Shs200 social media taxes in a bid to promote financial inclusion. This is the view of the Principle of Makerere University Business School, Prof. Waswa Balunywa. Balunywa, who was on Oct.08 speaking at a …

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Women face uphill wage battle in British finance sector

London, United Kingdom | AFP | There had never been much doubt that in London’s testosterone-fuelled financial sector female workers’ salaries lagged far behind those of their mostly male colleagues. Now this has been confirmed in black and white after the British government forced UK-based banks to publish their own so-called …

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COMMENT: New ways to finance infrastructure

To increase emerging markets’ share of infrastructure investment, the world needs more `patient capital’ COMMENT | JUSTIN YIFU, HAVARD HALLAND & YAN WANG | Lawmakers in the United States have introduced legislation that, if enacted, would create a new development finance institution (DFI) to replace the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Unlike …

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Opportunity Bank wants to become One Stop Shop

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | In a bid to offer a wide range of products to its clientele, Opportunity Bank, which is currently categorized under a tier II category of banks, is engaging the regulator, the Bank of Uganda (BoU) on elevating its status to tier I to serve …

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Bdf- Women’s bridge to accessing finance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | BDF is an independent company that was created in collaboration of the Government of Rwanda and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD). The fund is one of the implementing institutions of the National SME Development Policy and has been mandated to implement the “Access …

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MPs challenge Kasaija request for Sh736b domestic loan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Committee on the National Economy has rejected the approval of a Sh736b domestic loan by the government for statutory payments, including salaries and wages. Last month minister of state for finance in charge of planning, David Bahati tabled before parliament a notice …

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