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New kids in banking

  Industry experts foresee a competitive, innovative and technology driven sector   Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Rivalry in Uganda’s banking sector is expected to tighten following the central bank’s decision to grant two entities licenses to start banking business. These are Afriland First Bank Uganda Limited, a Cameroonian …

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Bank of Uganda cuts interest rate to boost growth

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Uganda has cut interest rates, a move expected to boost businesses’ borrowing and consequently lift growth. BoU Governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile announced on Monday that he was cutting the Central Bank Rate (CBR), which signals the direction of interest rates, from 10% …

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Mutebile speaks out on ‘Ugandan oil curse’

Borrowing against future oil revenue pushes Uganda to Resource Curse – Mutebile Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Uganda (BoU) Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile has said the expectation of oil revenues has pushed Uganda to go for more expensive loans to finance infrastructure projects, a precursor for a resource …

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BOU Governor Mutebile decries low private sector credit uptake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Uganda Governor Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile has said Uganda’s private sector credit remains low at 12% of country’s Gross Domestic Product, an issue that has led to slow business growth. Private sector credit challenges According to Mutebile, in most cases it’s only large corporate …

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Era of low skill jobs might be over, Ugandans cautioned

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans might have to acquire more skills especially in the technology sector if they are to sustain their jobs or find employment in high paying sectors, the CEO of the European Organisation for Sustainable Development (EOSD) Arshad Rab, has said. Arshad Rad said that …

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Behind Sudhir win

Plan to have BOU pay heavily Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE AND ISAAC KHISA | Real estate tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia has won a major case in the High Court in Kampala that could see the Bank of Uganda pay him billions of shillings in costs and compensation for lost business …

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Private sector lending up

But who is benefiting? Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Latest statistics from Bank of Uganda shows that private sector lending has gone up. But, a section of the private sector mainly traders, manufacturers, economic experts are saying that they are yet to benefit. Issa Sekitto, for instance, an importer …

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