Is the US Economy Recovering or Overheating?
Opinions

Is the US Economy Recovering or Overheating?

J. Bradford DeLong, BERKELEY – The financial and economic news in the United States lately has been dominated by concerns about inflation. “Runaway inflation is the biggest risk facing investors, Leuthold’s Jim Paulsen warns,” according to the cable news channel CNBC. As a potential hedge against inflation, “Bitcoin’s time to shine is fast approaching,” reports Fortune’s Robert Hackett. […]

America First, Biden-Style
Opinions

America First, Biden-Style

Melvyn B. Krauss, STANFORD – If America’s allies were concerned by President Joe Biden’s remarks on foreign policy in his address to Congress on April 28, they had every right to be. Although Biden’s domestic economic agenda could not have been less Trumpian – higher taxes on the wealthy and a substantial expansion of the social safety […]

Airtel Uganda Empowers Hoima Franchise
Africa Industry

Airtel Uganda Empowers Hoima Franchise

Airtel Uganda, The Smartphone Network with the widest 4G internet coverage across the country, has today awarded 34 Franchise Partners with certificates upon completing a 3-day business training at the Inaugural Airtel Franchise Partner Development Programme. The Airtel Franchise Partner Development Programme is part of Airtel’s strategic corporate social responsibility initiative aimed to equip Franchise […]

President Museveni Commissions Six Industries
Africa Industry

President Museveni Commissions Six Industries

KAMPALA, May 5, 2021 – President Yoweri Museveni has today commissioned six industries (or companies) in Kampala Industrial and Business Park, Namanve, operated by Uganda Investment Authority (UIA). The six, Mada Holdings Limited, Crown Packaging Industries, Picfare Industries Limited and Tian Tang Group with subsidiaries Tiang Tang Mixing Plant, Yaya Children’s Products Manufacturing Company Limited […]

Agribusiness Support Partnership by AGRA and Aceli
Africa Agribusiness

Agribusiness Support Partnership by AGRA and Aceli

AGRA has announced a partnership with Aceli Africa to enhance capital flows to SMEs in the agriculture sector and support a financially inclusive agricultural transformation across Africa. AGRA and Aceli have signed a letter of intent committing to jointly work together to test and scale up innovations that substantially drive down the cost and risk of financing SMEs in the agriculture space.  Aceli Africa is a market incentive facility that offers financial incentives to […]

Business Activities Continue to Rise-Uganda
Africa Markets

Business Activities Continue to Rise-Uganda

Uganda’s private sector continues to recover in April with business conditions, employment and purchasing orders consistently improving since February securing greater volumes of new orders amidst normal operating conditions. The headline Stanbic Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 57.8 in April from 53.2 in March, signaling a third successive monthly improvement in business conditions since […]

 Partnership to stop hunger in Africa-AfDB, IFAD 
Africa Agribusiness Social

 Partnership to stop hunger in Africa-AfDB, IFAD 

The African Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR System Organization, today pledged to work closely with African leaders to address rising hunger on the continent and shore up adequate financing to transform and modernize Africa’s food production.  […]