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Uganda Hikes Rates First Time Since 2018 to Tame Inflation

  • MPC increases benchmark rate by 100 basis points to 7.5%
  • Inflation rate rose to highest level in five years last month
Kampala, Uganda.

Kampala, Uganda.

Photographer: Katumba Badru Sultan/Bloomberg
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Uganda increased interest rates for the first time since October 2018 to counter accelerating inflation and support the weakening shilling.

The monetary policy committee raised the benchmark rate to 7.5% from 6.5%, Deputy Governor Michael Atingi-Ego told reporters Thursday.