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Surging interest rates could slow economic recovery

Lending to be directed to sectors crucial to socio-economic development including SMEs, trade, industry and agri-business Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Interest rates have risen over the past two quarters this year but commercial bank executives say current levels are still fair to both lenders and borrowers. The latest …

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2020/2021 election economy

Tough times ahead as miscalculated spending, political activities and coronavirus threaten fast recovery of economic activities  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s economy has been on a recovery path following the easing of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions, but the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming general elections is the latest concern, economists …

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Civil society proposals for revamping the economy

Reforms cover public debt, interest rates, taxation and public spending Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | A group of civil society organisations under their umbrella organization Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) have presented a list of budget proposals to government that they think can jumpstart the economy that has …

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Ham vs DTB court ruling

Experts warn of dire consequences for the private sector, government in relation to access to capital Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Capital inflow in form of loans is big business in Uganda. In both the private and public sectors, loans secured from foreign investors boost service delivery, improve people’s …

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Interest rate cap could hit commercial banks

Central bank’s move could reduce the industry’s profitability | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s central bank has threatened to cap interest that commercial banks can charge borrowers following the industry’s failure to lower interest rates in response to the cuts in the Central Bank Rate, according to its governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile. …

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