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See who is profiting from the Depreciating Shilling, Issue #001
July 20, 2011

Market Summary

So, lets find out who is gaining from the depreciating Uganda Shilling!

Upon the settling of political dust in first and second quarter of 2011, Uganda has wakened to serious economic turbulence that has left businessman and legislator alike blaming each other and wondering who the trouble causer is.

I have witnessed prices steadily rise to record heights, Petrol by almost 30% to a hopping UGX3700 a liter, and a Kilo of G. nuts, popular among Ugandan homes for the bad financial times, rising by 100% to UGX6000. Kikuubo traders closed shop for 2 grueling days in protest ,as we watched the Uganda shilling tumble to its all time lows against the US Dollar. All has happened in just weeks after the swearing in of the new government. What a welcome for our new administrators.

Be that as it may, some Goldman Sachs of Uganda are raking in profit as the Uganda Economic turmoil sweeps the man on the street. Foreign companies have repatriated profits to shareholders in dollars, Thermal power generators have ripped billions and we have continued to see significant foreign investments being sunk into the country from the World Bank, Foreign Venture Capitalists and remittances; Uganda coffee exports are also projected to increase by 20 percent for the month of July.

Meanwhile commercial Banks have had to raise their interest rates following Bank of Uganda's tight monetary stance, and consequently, we begun seeing the Shilling stabilize against the Greenback. At the Bourse, we saw less demand last week with only four companies trading.

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