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How SMEs can tap into oil and gas as first oil nears

Local firms need to enhance their capital base and strengthen corporate governance to benefit from the nascent sector Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Small and medium-sized enterprises need to enhance their capital base, embrace partnerships and adhere to high corporate governance standards to reap from the upcoming oil and …

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Stanbic Bank profits fall as COVID-19 hit

The lender recorded a 4.9% drop in net profit to Shs127.4billion Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Stanbic Bank has suffered a 4.9% drop in pre-tax profit in the first half of the year as credit impairment charge and coronavirus disruption takes toll on the country’s largest commercial lender. The …

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Stanbic Bank, GIZ to upscale SME skilling in Uganda

Small businesses are plagued with numerous challenges including limited financial support, inadequate entrepreneurial skills and low corporate governance Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stanbic Bank in partnership with the GIZ Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa Programme (E4D/SOGA) will support Small and Medium Enterprises trainings ahead of oil and …

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Commercial banks embrace agency banking for financial inclusion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The banking sector has had a rapid expansion in Agency Banking hardly a year since Bank of Uganda issued Agency banking regulations. The sector according to Uganda Banker’s Association now has over two thousand agency banking agency compared to the existing three hundred bank …

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