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Uganda’s workforce continues to fall-PMI

   But private sector players are optimistic about the future | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s private sector activity continues to improve as the economy slowly recovers from COVID-19 pandemic hit but workforce continues to fall. The latest Stanbic Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) released on Nov.03 indicates that Uganda’s private sector …

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Business picking up faster, as schools reopen-private sector

The imminent re-opening of schools to take in non-candidate classes has ignited business confidence and supported a return to growth in employment Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The private sector has become more optimistic about its businesses for the next few months following a troubled period between December and January. …

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UN says private sector key to realize sustainability agenda in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African governments should leverage capital, technology and manpower from industry to hasten realization of sustainability agenda and pandemic recovery in the continent, a senior UN official said on Thursday. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy secretary-general, said that targeted investments from Africa’s indigenous businesses are required to …

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The private sector steps up

While some companies will need government assistance others are becoming part of the solution COMMENT | DAMBISA MOYO | If the 2008 global financial crisis laid bare the worst of capitalism, the private sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is already showcasing the very best. COVID-19 cases have now surpassed …

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Private sector activities rise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s private sector activity increased for December 2018 signalling improved business environment. The Stanbic Bank Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) for manufacturing and services rose to 56.6 for December from 55.7 recorded in the previous month owed to increased demand for various products and services. Anything …

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How to bring women, youth to formal economy

Closing the financial inclusion gap will require government, private sector and development partners. Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | How can women and youth population participate in the country’s formal economic activities?  This is what formed part of the discussion at a breakfast meeting organised by Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) …

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