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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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Ugandan shilling tumbles

By Julius Businge The Uganda shilling tumbled 2.2% against the dollar touching 2670/80 in the week ending Nov. 23 from the previous close of 2605/15. The central bank intervened in the early morning session on Friday-Nov. 23 to halt the slide as demand for dollar surged. Denis Mashanyu, the forex trader …

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Ugandan shilling falling further

By Julius Businge The Ugandan shilling fell against foreign currencies notably the dollar on Wednesday, dealers said. Commercial banks quoted the currency of Africa’s largest coffee exporter at 2,587/2,597, weaker than Tuesday’s close of 2,575/2,585. “There is some depreciation of the local currency as a result of better liquidity conditions …

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