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Services, wholesale and retail sectors gain

As COVID-19 lockdown measures hit agriculture, construction and industry Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | For the first time since February, the headline Stanbic Bank Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) crossed into positive territory recording a reading of 50.3 during July, up from 46.5 in June. This is a significant recovery …

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MPs task gov’t on opening remaining sectors of economy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want some sectors of the economy still under lockdown to re-open. They argue that the sectors are prepared to meet the standard operating procedures and adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines. Ever since the economy was locked in March 2020, some sectors …

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Business confidence surges after ease in lockdown restrictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Confidence in the country’s business activities surged in July with business owners experiencing more demand for their goods after the country lifted much of the coronavirus restrictions, a survey has said. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) published monthly by Stanbic bank recorded a 50.3 …

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More children likely to suffer from malnutrition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More children under the age of five are likely to suffer from wasting and become dangerously undernourished. Wasting is a life-threatening form of malnutrition which makes children too thin and weak and puts them at greater risk of dying poor due to growth, development, …

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