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AIG is back

  Will American firm regain its top position? Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | The American Insurance Group (AIG) has re-entered the Ugandan market, exactly two years after its exit, citing a re-alignment of its global business strategy. Local industry players have naturally warmed up to AIG’s re-entry into Uganda saying …

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Afreximbank seeks to recruit 700 banks as agents

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Cairo-based African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is seeking to recruit at least 700 commercial banks as agents across the continent to extend financial services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Amr Kamel, the Bank’s Executive Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Banking, said the multi-lateral lender …

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Uganda’s banking sector looks brighter

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | The country’s banking industry recorded a sluggish profit growth in 2017 but it projects a positive outlook a head. Fabian Kasi, the managing director of Centenary Bank spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa about the industry’s growth prospects. Ashead of one of the country’s …

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Uganda’s ease of doing business worsens

Trade Ministry says the Ease of Doing business does not reflect true picture on the ground Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda slide its ranking on the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ report for the second consecutive year, dropping five places to the 127 position owed to increase in …

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KQ opens E. African skies to United States

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA & AGENCIES | The newly unveiled Kenya Airways non-stop daily flights between Nairobi and New York is set to open up the East African skies to the United States, making a milestone development in travel and tourism business in the region. The carrier’s long-awaited inaugural flight …

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SME’s need partners, not just banks

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are the engines of many economies including Uganda and therefore need bank’s help to thrive and grow, according to Prof. Chris Ogbechie, a strategic management don at Lagos Business School and former Chairman of the Nigerian-based Diamond Bank Plc. Prof …

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Ugandan’s participate in TEF forum

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | At least 126 Ugandan entrepreneurs were among 5,000 African upcoming entrepreneurs, private and public sector leaders and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem that convened in Lagos on October 25 for the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum. The event which is the largest gathering of …

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