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Today’s Future markets

Today’s Future markets

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Americas NameTime (EDT)Future DateLastNet ChangeOpenHighLowDM1:IND Dow Jones mini4/16/2021Jun 202134,081.00+158.0033,940.0034,144.0033,880.00ES1:IND S&P 500 mini4/16/2021Jun 20214,176.30+13.804,162.754,183.504,154.25NQ1:IND NASDAQ 100 mini4/16/2021Jun 202114,029.50+15.5014,002.0014,059.5013,952.75IS1:IND Mexican IPC4/16/2021Jun 202148,564.00+189.0048,495.0048,830.0048,255.00SCT1:IND S&P/TSX Composite4/16/2021Jun 202119,280.00+30.00------PT1:IND S&P/TSX 604/16/2021Jun 20211,148.40+1.201,146.001,149.901,144.40BZ1:IND Ibovespa4/16/2021Jun 2021121,630.00+562.00121,205.00121,855.00120,620.00LB1:IND IBrX-504/16/2021Jun 202120,358.00+52.0020,335.0020,335.0020,325.00 Europe, Middle East & Africa NameTime (EDT)Future DateLastNet ChangeOpenHighLowVG1:IND Euro STOXX 504/16/2...
Today’s Currency markets

Today’s Currency markets

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CurrencyValueChangeNet ChangeTime (EDT)EUR-USD1.19830.0016+0.13%4/16/2021USD-JPY108.80000.0400+0.04%4/16/2021GBP-USD1.38320.0045+0.33%4/16/2021AUD-USD0.7734-0.0018-0.23%4/16/2021USD-CAD1.2508-0.0035-0.28%4/16/2021USD-CHF0.9201-0.0025-0.27%4/16/2021EUR-JPY130.36000.2100+0.16%4/16/2021EUR-GBP0.8658-0.0025-0.29%4/16/2021USD-HKD7.77130.0040+0.05%4/16/2021EUR-CHF1.1026-0.0011-0.10%4/16/2021USD-KRW1,116.1300-1.2700-0.11%4/16/2021
Today’s Rates & Bonds markets

Today’s Rates & Bonds markets

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Americas 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)United States »1.58%+0-6+944/16/2021Canada1.54%+6-5+904/16/2021Brazil9.25%-21+80--4/16/2021Mexico6.54%+5+5-344/16/2021 Europe, Middle East & Africa 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)Germany »-0.27%+3+3+214/16/2021United Kingdom »0.76%+3-7+464/16/2021France-0.01%+2+3-44/16/2021Italy0.74%+2+5-1044/16/2021Spain0.39%+2+2-424/16/2021Netherlands-0.13%+2+3+54/16/2021Portugal0.39%+1+14-564/16/2021Greece0.89%+0-7-1214/16/2021Switzerland-0.28%+2+1+244/16/2021 Asia Pacific 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)Japan »0.08%+0-1+74/16/2021Australia »1.73%-3+2+884/16/2021New Zealand1.61%-5-14+524/16/2021Hong Kong1.06%------4/16...
Today’s Stock markets

Today’s Stock markets

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Europe, Middle East & Africa NameValueNet Change% Change1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)SX5E:IND Euro Stoxx 50 Pr4,032.99+39.56+0.99%+5.11%+39.63%4/16/2021UKX:IND FTSE 100 INDEX7,019.53+36.03+0.52%+4.63%+21.30%4/16/2021DAX:IND DAX INDEX15,459.75+204.42+1.34%+5.74%+45.49%4/16/2021CAC:IND CAC 40 INDEX6,287.07+52.93+0.85%+4.82%+39.74%4/16/2021IBEX:IND IBEX 35 INDEX8,613.50+41.90+0.49%+1.42%+25.27%4/16/2021 Asia Pacific NameValueNet Change% Change1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)NKY:IND NIKKEI 22529,683.37+40.68+0.14%-0.36%+49.18%4/16/2021TPX:IND TOPIX INDEX (TOKYO)1,960.87+1.74+0.09%-2.55%+35.93%4/16/2021HSI:IND HANG SENG INDEX28,969.71+176.57+0.61%-0.07%+18.83%4/16/2021SHSZ300:IND CSI 300 INDEX4,966.18+17.21+0.35%-0.82%+29.34%4/16/2021AS51:IND S&P/ASX 200 INDEX7,063.45+4.83+0.07%+5.30%+28.72%...
Today’s Commodity Markets

Today’s Commodity Markets

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Energy IndexUnitsPriceChange%ChangeContractTime (EDT)CL1:COM WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)USD/bbl.63.13-0.33-0.52%May 20214/16/2021CO1:COM Brent Crude (ICE)USD/bbl.66.77-0.17-0.25%Jun 20214/16/2021XB1:COM RBOB Gasoline (Nymex)USd/gal.203.99-1.19-0.58%May 20214/16/2021NG1:COM Natural Gas (Nymex)USD/MMBtu2.68+0.02+0.83%May 20214/16/2021HO1:COM Heating Oil (Nymex)USd/gal.189.57-0.32-0.17%May 20214/16/2021 Precious and Industrial Metals IndexUnitsPriceChange%ChangeContractTime (EDT)GC1:COM Gold (Comex)USD/t oz.1,780.20+13.40+0.76%Jun 20214/16/2021XAUUSD:CUR Gold SpotUSD/t oz.1,776.51+12.56+0.71%N/A4/16/2021SI1:COM Silver (Comex)USD/t oz.26.11+0.14+0.54%May 20214/16/2021HG1:COM Copper (Comex)USd/lb.417.30-5.20-1.23%Jul 20214/16/2021XPTUSD:CUR Platinum SpotUSD/t oz.1,205.72+7.91+0.66%N/A4/16/2...
MTN Uganda & Salam TV hold special Ramadan Dinner for the Muslim Fraternity

MTN Uganda & Salam TV hold special Ramadan Dinner for the Muslim Fraternity

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At the dinner, MTN Uganda and Salam TV once again  launched their joint campaign to reach out to the Muslim Covid-19 frontline workers during the holy month of Ramadan Outgoing Member Of Parliament Hon.Hajji  Latif Sebagala and Wim Vanhelleputte at the MTN Ramadan Launch Dinner that was held at Hotel Africana MTN Uganda through Salam TV will distribute alms to the Muslim Covid-19 Frontline workers who have been at the forefront of rendering critical services to the country throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. MTN Uganda has a long-standing relationship with the Muslim community in Uganda which spans many years. Thursday 15th April 2021- Kampala, Uganda: MTN Uganda in partnership with Salam TV Uganda has once again held a Ramadan dinner for the Muslim community to commemora...
U.S. imposes wide array of sanctions on Russia for ‘malign’ actions

U.S. imposes wide array of sanctions on Russia for ‘malign’ actions

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The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year’s U.S. election, cyber hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged malign actions. The U.S. government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and barred U.S. banks from buying sovereign bonds from Russia's central bank, national wealth fund and Finance Ministry. The United States warned Russia that more penalties were possible but said it did not want to escalate. The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted angrily, summoning the U.S. ambassador for a diplomatic dressing-down to tell him "a series of retaliatory measures will follow soon." A ministry spokeswoman also said a possible summit could be imperiled. ...
Carrefour Uganda Wins Maiden Consumer Choice Award – Best Shopping Supermarket Category

Carrefour Uganda Wins Maiden Consumer Choice Award – Best Shopping Supermarket Category

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Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Uganda, received the Gold Award for Best Shopping Supermarket at this year’s Consumers Choice Awards. The Consumers Choice Awards 2020/2021, which took place on March 31, 2021, recognize business excellence annually by conducting comprehensive and objective independent market research survey, to determine brand reputation, customer satisfaction and business excellence for the quality of their service. In a statement released by the retail giant, Carrefour thanked the Consumer Choice Awards for the prestigious award. “This award is a testament to the hard work of our colleagues and recognizes our efforts to deliver exceptional value for our Ugandan customers through more convenient and modernized shopping experiences,” the s...
Myanmar protesters throw red paint on streets as death toll mounts

Myanmar protesters throw red paint on streets as death toll mounts

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Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar sloshed red paint in the streets on Wednesday, symbolising the blood spilled and more than 700 lives lost in the brutal military crackdown. The country is barely functioning and the economy has stalled since the military seized power from civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb 1. The military junta has sought to quell mass protests with lethal force and a local monitoring group has verified at least 714 civilian deaths but warns the toll is likely to be even higher. This week is Myanmar's New Year festival of Thingyan holiday but normal festivities such as public water fights have been cancelled. Instead, protesters have been using Thingyan as a rallying point -- as bus shelters and pavements were sprayed red on Wednesday in cities and towns na...
Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

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Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) while receiving the MTNi-Ug Forest Development Plan For Rukungiri District For the Period of 2019 to 2029. MTNi-Ug is abroad based Organization that also improve Household income, Food Security and Agro-industrialization by donating short term plants like Vegetable seeds, Organic fertilizers and pesticides to peasants, Fruit plant Seedlings for Agroforestry in Uganda. District leaders lead by Chief Administrative Officer Mr Byamungu Elias, Ass. RDC, Production Officer, all in place for the launch Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) growing a Fruit tree at Rukungiri District Headquarters. Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) ...
JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA (AU, EU, IGAD and UN)

JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA (AU, EU, IGAD and UN)

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) The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU); Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) are highly concerned by the situation in Somalia. In this regard, a virtual meeting was held on 9th April 2021, with participation of Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary of IGAD; H.E. Amb. Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; H.E. Amb. Rita Laranjinha, European Union, Managing Director for Africa; and H.E. Rosemary DiCarlo, United Nations Undersecretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. 2) The meeting was convened in light of the gravity of the ongoing political stalemate in Somalia over the holding of delayed elections, and the continuing impasse in dialogue between the Federal Government a...
Lacazette’s double helps Arsenal return to top half Sheffield0:3Arsenal

Lacazette’s double helps Arsenal return to top half Sheffield0:3Arsenal

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Striker's brace and Gabriel Martinelli finish gives the Gunners a 3-0 win over Sheff Utd Alexandre Lacazette's brace either side of a Gabriel Martinelli strike gave Arsenal a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United which lifts the Gunners into the top half of the Premier League table. Arsenal had the better of the first-half chances, Martinelli finding the side-netting and later forcing goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale into a smart save. And they took the lead when Bukayo Saka and Dani Ceballos exchanged passes before the latter produced an exquisite flick for Lacazette to round off a fine team move on 33 minutes. Ramsdale then parried Nicolas Pepe's shot into Martinelli's path for a tap-in before Lacazette completed the scoring late on when played through on goal.  ...
The latest from President Cyril Ramaphosa

The latest from President Cyril Ramaphosa

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Dear Fellow South African, I have often said that our economic recovery plan is not about a return to what was, but about transformation to what is next. We have to both recover the ground that we have lost due to the coronavirus pandemic, and to gain new ground by placing our economy on a fundamentally different growth trajectory. In short, we have to use this moment to forge a new economy in a new global reality. One of the concrete ways that we can do this is by harnessing the job creating potential of the digital economy, whose growth has only been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, South Africa was ranked first in the world as a destination for global business services – often called business process outsourcing – in a survey of over 600 executives fro...
JOINT COMMUNIQUE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EAST AFRICAN CRUDE OIL PIPELINE (EACOP) PROJECT ON THE 11TH APRIL, 2021 AT THE STATE HOUSE ENTEBBE,

JOINT COMMUNIQUE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EAST AFRICAN CRUDE OIL PIPELINE (EACOP) PROJECT ON THE 11TH APRIL, 2021 AT THE STATE HOUSE ENTEBBE,

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UGANDA Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signs the Oil deal agreement.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. NOTING that on 31st March, 2021, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda invited Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania to attend and witness the signing ceremony of the Host Government Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Uganda and the EACOP Company on 11th April 2021 at State House, Entebbe Uganda; Tanzania's leader Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, signs the Oil deal agreement.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. NOTING that the two Heads of State held bilateral talks on a wide range of issues of mutual interest and expressed their satisfaction with the excellent relations and cooperation t...
KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka makes a tour on the City Projects, not impressed with construction sites that are untidy.

KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka makes a tour on the City Projects, not impressed with construction sites that are untidy.

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Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka today made an inspection of a number of roads in the City. She was first impressed by the the work on the first site which is John Babiha road now known as Acacia. Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. However,later,she found out that drainage channels were left open, something dangerous to pedestrians. She blasted the Contractors of this work and City Engineers for not supervising well."This site is near a School.I can not be a proud parent of a child of Kabojja Junior School with the surrounds are dirty" Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. ."Yes, you are doing a great job but this does not mean you ke...
President Samia Suluhu is seen wearing a mask in first official visit to Uganda

President Samia Suluhu is seen wearing a mask in first official visit to Uganda

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Tanzania's head of State Samia Suluhu being received by her Ugandan Counterpart H.E Yoweri Museveni in first official visit to Uganda.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. Tanzania's head of State Samia Suluhu being received by her Ugandan Counterpart H.E Yoweri Museveni in first official visit to Uganda.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. Tanzania's head of State Samia Suluhu being received by her Ugandan Counterpart H.E Yoweri Museveni in first official visit to Uganda.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. Tanzania's Samia Suluhu has made her first trip as President to Uganda, where she is visiting for a day. Uganda President Yoweri Museveni shared pictures of Suluhu’s arrival on Twitter. She is believed to be visiting for bilateral trade talks that will culminate in the signing of the crude oil pipe...
Pulisic double returns Chelsea to fourth

Pulisic double returns Chelsea to fourth

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American's brace and goals by Havertz and Zouma lift Blues back up to top four Christian Pulisic scored twice as Chelsea recorded their biggest win under Thomas Tuchel by beating Crystal Palace 4-1 at Selhurst Park. Kai Havertz put Chelsea ahead in the ninth minute, firing in his second Premier League goal. The German turned provider two minutes later, playing in Pulisic, who finished into the roof of the net. Kurt Zouma headed in a third on the half-hour to take his season's tally to five goals, making him the highest-scoring defender. It was almost 4-0 on 34 minutes, but Antonio Rudiger's header was cleared off the line by Patrick van Aanholt. Christian Benteke pulled a goal back on 63 minutes, but any hopes of a Palace fightback were dashed by Pulisic's se...
Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

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Stuart Dallas's stoppage-time winner earned 10-man Leeds United a shock 2-1 victory at leaders Manchester City. City dominated early possession, with Raheem Sterling missing the best chance when he shot wide. Against the run of play, Leeds led on 42 minutes through Dallas's low shot. But they were reduced to 10 men just 280 seconds later, as Liam Cooper was shown a red card after a VAR review for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Jesus. City bossed the second half, with Leeds having just 22 per cent possession, and Ferran Torres equalised with 14 minutes remaining. But in the first minute of stoppage time, Ezgjan Alioski's through-ball found Dallas, who slotted past Ederson. Leeds rise to ninth, with 45 points. City's fourth defeat of the season leaves them on ...
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today.

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today.

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Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today for talks that should culminate into the signing of the deals on Sunday 11, a top official from Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed "The Tanzanian president will be on her journey in a few hours for talks, which will climax with the signing ceremony on Sunday,” the official said. This will be President Samia’s first state visit since she replaced the late John Pombe Magufuli who died on March 17. "Something major is expected to happen this weekend, regarding Uganda's oil," confirmed Herbert Ssempogo, Senior Corporate Affairs Officer at the Uganda National Oil Company, without giving details. The late Magufuli was due in Kampala on March 22 for the three-way signing of the crude oil export ...