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Banking industry to develop long term export credit facility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan borrowing public will continue enduring a high cost of credit for as long as the current inflation and foreign exchange rates continue skyrocketing, according to the Bank of Uganda. This is in response to calls by the private sector, especially the manufacturers, that …

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U.S. dollar advances amid rising safe haven demand

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | The U.S. dollar gained ground in late trading on Monday amid heightened demand for safe haven. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, grew 0.28 percent to 95.9100. “The U.S. Dollar is stronger this morning as markets tumble ahead of a …

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20 years on, euro has yet to tap its int’l potential

Frankfurt, Germany | Xinhua | The euro, a currency shared by 19 European countries, has won overwhelming support among the 340 million Europeans since it went into circulation 20 years ago. The idea of a single currency for Europe, which originated in 1970 when policy makers in Europe hoped to achieve …

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Ugandan shilling tumbles

By Julius Businge The Uganda shilling tumbled 2.2% against the dollar touching 2670/80 in the week ending Nov. 23 from the previous close of 2605/15. The central bank intervened in the early morning session on Friday-Nov. 23 to halt the slide as demand for dollar surged. Denis Mashanyu, the forex trader …

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Ugandan shilling falling further

By Julius Businge The Ugandan shilling fell against foreign currencies notably the dollar on Wednesday, dealers said. Commercial banks quoted the currency of Africa’s largest coffee exporter at 2,587/2,597, weaker than Tuesday’s close of 2,575/2,585. “There is some depreciation of the local currency as a result of better liquidity conditions …

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