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Multiple registration, borrowing frustrates growth of SACCOs in Sembabule

Sembabule, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Multiple registration and borrowing are frustrating the growth of Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies-SACCO’s in Sembabule district, according to the authorities.  SACCO’s are member-founded microfinance institutions established to promote the saving culture and address the financial needs of members in terms of extending credit. However, …

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Investors cautioned against mortgaging gov’t land for loans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has directed that no investors should use government land leased to them as a security to acquire loans in any financial institution. In a letter to heads of three agencies – Uganda Investment Authority, Uganda Land Commission, and the Uganda Free Zones Authority – …

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Agriculture tops Uganda’s January loan portfolio

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture might be finally catching financiers’ eye, with money disbursed to farmers topping all other sectors in January, according to official figures. Statistics from the Finance and Economic Development Ministry show that agriculture received 28% (Sh 283bn) of all loans disbursed in January up …

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Shilling loans grow by 18.5 percent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Credit in shillings to the private sector has grown significantly from about four percent to 18.5 percent in 2018, according to the Bank of Uganda. The executive director research and policy Adam Mugume says people are borrowing more shilling-denominated loans than dollar-denominated ones because of …

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World Bank shareholders approve $13 bln capital increase

Washington, United States | AFP | World Bank shareholders approved a “historic” increase in the bank’s lending capacity Saturday after the United States backed a reform package that curbs loans and charges more for higher income countries like China. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said neither China nor any …

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IMF releases additional $257 mn for Tunisia

Washington, United States | AFP | The International Monetary Fund on Friday released an additional $257 million in funds for Tunisia as part of its four-year, $3 billion loan agreement. The IMF board approved the second review of the country’s economic performance under the financial aid package that was initially …

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