March 2014 archive

Demystifying the East African Community (Part-I)

Looking back to my A’ Level days as someone keen on understanding the way an economy works, I never imagined (then) that politics and economics are so similar yet so different in their theories and practices that I knew I needed to do a BA(Economics) to rectify all my misgivings on the issues then and …

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Investing on the Capital Markets

If you missed them, our previous two articles were talking about the capital markets. The first one was a peep into the CM and the next one was a brief into the good and bad side of the stock markets. Today, we are taking the discussion deeper to share with you on the key aspects …

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The Good & Bad side of the Securities Exchange/ Stock Market

As a continuation from our previous article that shared the basics of the capital markets, we would like to give you an insight of the advantages and disadvantages of raising capital from the capital markets. As you will find here below, financing decisions will differ from company to company and from owner to owner, depending …

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A peep into Capital Markets

Whereas many people have heard about capital markets, not many are familiar with the way these markets operate. To start with, a capital market is a financial market for buying and selling financial instruments also called securities such bonds, notes, shares/stocks. Capital markets channel funds raised from savings and investments from the different suppliers of capital such as …

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Doing the hard parts first ~ when setting up your business

As a country always seen and mentioned to be as one of those in the emerging economies, it is imperative that the private sector of our lovely Uganda be recognised as a clear engine of growth. With the resultant reduction of the government’s current spend on business activities and a re-direction of said spending being …

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Insurance ~ Your spare card in business

In business, we always hope for better times and do much to plan for success. We do set goals and work hard to meet them. After a while, not many do take time to look back and assess their performance and even when it’s done, fewer people do take time to analyse the factors for …

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PE (Private Equity) as a source of capital

Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) simply means the provision of capital by the investor or investment fund manager and the entrepreneur, with the aim of developing the business and creating value. The process that is often characterized by lengthy negotiations between the different parties seeks to raise capital for businesses while offering an …

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