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Uganda shilling romps over regional peers, dollar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda shilling ended the year 2022 on a strong not having appreciated against the US dollar over the previous few months. According to the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the Ugandan shilling appreciated by 1.9 percent in December against the US Dollar, …

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Kenya moves to curb fast expansion of external debt as shilling falls

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya has moved to diversify the currency composition of its external debt to curb its faster expansion as the local currency, the shilling, fast loses ground against major international currencies, according to the National Treasury. The shilling has declined nearly 8 percent against the dollar year-to-date, …

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Shilling loans grow by 18.5 percent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Credit in shillings to the private sector has grown significantly from about four percent to 18.5 percent in 2018, according to the Bank of Uganda. The executive director research and policy Adam Mugume says people are borrowing more shilling-denominated loans than dollar-denominated ones because of …

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Uganda shilling gains as festive season sets in

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Shilling has strengthened against the dollar and other currencies as the festive season sets in. The Shilling has been trading in the range of 3,650/90 throughout the week, a marked gain compared to previous weeks. Money market watchers attribute the strengthening of the …

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Tough festive business

Food prices remain high as service companies offer cuts The end of year festive season is coming during tough times and businesses need to devise new ways of reaching out to old customers and attracting news ones, according to Charles Ocici, the executive director of Enterprise Uganda, a UNDP sponsored …

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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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