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Stock market boost as MTN listing takes shape

 Uganda Securities Exchange CEO says number of investors could triple Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Executives at the Uganda Securities Exchange are optimistic about increased activity and shareholder numbers at the bourse as MTN Uganda’s listing takes shape. Paul Bwiso, chief executive officer said on the sidelines of the …

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Stanbic Bank targets lawyers with special financial services pack

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Stanbic Bank Uganda has unveiled a special financial services package targeting members of the legal fraternity, climaxing the 4th annual law conference held this week in Kampala, on an exciting note for legal professionals. Sam Mwogeza, Stanbic Bank Uganda’s Head of Consumer and High Net Worth banking …

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NBL economic forum exposes opportunities, tax risks

Minister Kasaija promises more government support to boost private sector growth Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Nile Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of the Belgium based ABInBev, on Aug. 18 held a virtual Economic Forum to highlight the company’s contribution to  Uganda’s economy,  bringing to light the effect of the …

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Mutebile keeps central bank rate at 6.5%

Says private sector credit growth remains subdued driven largely by low demand Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Bank of Uganda’s decision to keep the central bank rate unchanged at 6.5% in the next three months has sent a signal to the market that Covid-19 containment measures are still a …

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Business activities still slow in July – Survey

But players expect recovery due to easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Business captains are optimistic that activity will rebound once lockdown restrictions are lifted by government, according to the July Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). Experts expect opportunities in form of new jobs and economic …

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More borrowers seek credit from banks

The second wave of the pandemic pose downside risks to credit growth Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Banks have recently received more loan applications and extended more credit to borrowers amidst the coronavirus pandemic. This is good for jumpstarting the economy that has been hit by COVID-19 lockdowns. Till …

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Umeme, Stanbic dominate Uganda bourse trading

Future performance remains uncertain due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Stock turnover at the Uganda Securities Exchange recorded a 74% growth in the second quarter of this year to Shs5.9bn compared to the previous session as energy and banking dominated trading. Electricity distributor, Umeme, …

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