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Pensions sector prepares for entry of Public Service Scheme

   Retirement benefits sector marks improved efficiency, reduced operational costs Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The retirements benefits sector is set to get a boost of close to 400,000 new members once the proposed Public Service Pension Scheme starts operating. The Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA) is optimistic the …

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Japan suffers worst economic slump in five years

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Japan has suffered its worst quarterly GDP contraction in more than five years, with a tax hike and a deadly typhoon taking a toll on the world’s third-largest economy. The nation’s gross domestic product in the three months to December shrank 1.6 percent from the …

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Ugandans are much richer-UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan economy is bigger than previously estimated, with new numbers showing Ugandans are much richer than had been thought, according to Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). According to UBOS, they rebased the economy using the prices of 2015/16 financial year. This saw Uganda’s size …

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