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Exchange rate qualms in October

The first week of October has not been smooth sailing for the Uganda shilling.  By close of the trading week that ended Oct. 07, the local currency had run down from Shs 3,385/3,395 on Sept.30 to Shs 3,405/3,415 to the US dollar, representing a loss of Shs 20. This is …

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NSSF interest rate down to 12.3%

Unfavourable economy forces NSSF to cut interest rate for first time in six years For every Shs 1 million you have saved with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Shs 123,000 has already been credited to your account as interest payment. Of course this is lower than the Shs 130,000 …

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Crane Bank courts ‘strategic investor’

There were ripples in the financial services sector recently when reports emerged that Crane Bank is in negotiations with a buyer. This is the second biggest indigenous bank and the country’s fourth largest bank by assets. ‘It’s owner and founder, Sudhir Ruparelia, is arguably the region’s richest man. Why would …

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Umeme profits slide

UMEME: NSSF to reap Shs 2.5 billion in dividend payment for first half of 2016 Utility company Umeme has released their 2016 half year results, which indicate that there was a significant revenue growth but an attendant rise in cost of sales means that there will be less profits for …

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Uganda Clays eyes Rwanda

  Ugandan clay products manufacturer to partner Rwandan market leader in bid to be real regional player Kajjansi-based Uganda Clays Limited is in plans to enter the Rwanda clay products markets in a bid to position itself as a leading regional clay products manufacturer. The company, which from July 27-August …

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