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Rethinking Rwanda’s town

Kampala, Uganda |  AGENCIES | World Bank says growth higher than stated Large scale urbanisation has already taken place in Rwanda, with the pace of it much faster than official records suggest because the definition of urban areas needs refining. Urbanisation appears to have had a positive impact on structural …

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COMMENT: Satellite broadband power

Unlocking economic growth by breaking through both cost and planning barriers of physical infrastructure COMMENT | FARHAD KHAN | The African Development Bank projects that Uganda’s GDP will grow from 5.1% in 2017 to 5.8% in 2018. Among other factors, the government has highlighted the role of information communications technology (ICT) as …

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Good news on economy

But experts wonder if economy can survive local and regional political turmoil Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is some good news for Uganda’s economy finally. The Central Bank’s latest annual report shows a sharper GDP growth in 2016/17 than had earlier been estimated. The FY2016/2017 growth figures released on …

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China’s economy slows in second quarter: AFP survey

Beijing, China | AFP | China’s economy lost momentum in the second quarter, a survey shows, as Beijing’s efforts to curb risky lending and investment took a toll on the Asian powerhouse. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.8 percent in the April-June period, compared with a year ago, according …

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IMF revises Uganda GDP growth from 5% to 3.5%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Uganda’s gross domestic product growth to record anywhere between 3.5%-4% in FY2016/17, lower than 5% that had earlier been projected. This was announced on Tuesday by Axel Schimmelpfennig, the head of IMF mission that visited Kampala, Uganda from May 2-15, 2017 to conduct the …

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