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Banks not heeding to my advice-BoU Governor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile has said that commercial banks have flatly refused to take his advice as regards to reducing interest rates. Mutebile, who was reading the February monetary policy statement on Thursday, said very few banks have taken his advice but …

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Economy to remain subdued

 Its managers must not focus on 2020 but on long term solutions, expert says Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s economy is projected to remain subdued in 2020, signaling another challenging economic environment ahead. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, the governor Bank of Uganda revealed that 2019’s projected growth of 5.5-6.0% is …

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BoU staff expect Kasekende’s contract to be renewed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Bank of Uganda staff expect the contract of the Deputy Governor Dr Louis Kasekende to be renewed in the coming days. Dr Kasekende’s contract will expire on 18 January 2020, completing a decade in the same position and making him the longest-serving deputy …

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2019 economy performs below expectations

Growth is projected to range between 5.5-6% compared to 6.2% in 2018 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s economy performed below expectations especially towards the end of the year, according to the latest Bank of Uganda Monitory Policy Report. In addition, an analysis of the different monetary policy reports, …

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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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