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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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Kampala markets abandon COVID-19 control measures

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Markets across Kampala have abandoned the standard operating procedures, that were set as a condition to allow them to operate amidst the COVID-19 threat.        Although city Markets had adapted to the guidelines, earlier during the lockdown, a number of them have abandoned …

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Stocks down on fears over second wave as lockdowns ease

Hong Kong, China | AFP |  Fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections in some parts of the world weighed on equities Tuesday, bringing a dose of hard reality to markets after weeks of rallies fuelled by the easing of lockdown measures and hopes for economic recovery. As some of …

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Weekly markets operational in Amuria district

Amuria, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Almost all weekly markets in Amuria district have remained operational despite a Presidential directive suspending all weekly markets nationwide to contain the spread of the Covid19. Almost all the weekly cattle markets have remained operational since March when Museveni suspended them. Our reporter visited Onyam- …

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Yemen’s qat markets flourish despite virus threat

Sanaa, Yemen | AFP |  While many of the world’s markets have closed to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, downtown districts selling qat — the ubiquitous mild narcotic — still bustle with people. Flouting social distancing rules, Yemenis jostle to select bunches of the chewable leaf from …

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Kalerwe markets get facelift as vendors push for re-opening

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  There is an ongoing improvement in the Markets at Kalerwe pending reopening by Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA. There are over ten markets at Kalerwe including Kajubi, Bivamuntuuyo, Freedom, Farmers, Ssemuguwa and Muluya Market among others. They host over 1000 vendors. On April 03rd,  the …

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Kalerwe markets adopt strict measures to have suspension lifted

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Markets in Kalerwe have adopted strict measures to be able to resume work few days after the Minister for Kampala Affair Betty Amongi ordered for their closure. On Friday Amongi ordered for the closure of the over 10 markets at  Kaleerwe which include Bivamuntuuyo, Akwata Empola, …

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