OpinionOctober 16, 2018

Policy Making, Blunders and Learning In a Dynamic World
The Zambian cabinet recently approved a flat tax of K0.30 per day for all WhatsApp internet calls and other voice over data services much to the displeasure of the general populace.  According to them, the justification for the tax was to protect jobs in the Zambian telecoms industry as the bypassing of traditional calls in […]

Opinion, StrategyJuly 27, 2018

Business Lessons From The Real CR7 Love Story!
It’s the summer of 2009 and the football world is witnessing the biggest transfer of its time. The sweet smiling boy from Madeira tipped for the biggest things in the world of football has just completed a switch from the “red devils” to the “white angels” in a record 80 million pound deal. Florentino Perez, […]

Banking, StandchartJune 24, 2018

A Sky Blue Wedding of The Banks In London?
It’s 19th May 2018 and millions of people across the globe are witnessing the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It was a historical occasion that happened at Windsor castle. A week later after this momentous occasion, financial observers around the world were treated to some more exciting news that filtered through on […]

BankingMay 12, 2018

Barclays Africa Moves On With A Big Smile
It’s December 2015 and Jes Staley, the veteran American banker who had spent almost three decades on Wall Street with JP Morgan Chase is appointed CEO of Barclays Bank PLC. Expectations are high among financial observers that they finally have the man to lead the firm to the top of the pile after being mired […]

StrategyMarch 21, 2018

The Deadly Obsession with the PAT
It’s the year 2008, several major banks have fallen and Richard Fuld looks on as his mighty reign comes to a crushing end. The mighty Lehman brothers, the sixth largest investment bank has fallen. Ben Bernanke, an astute ivy league trained Economist together with Timothy Geithner, New York Fed president and secretary to the Treasury […]

BankingFebruary 19, 2018

Decoding the future Banking Model
The banking industry has come a long way since the time Goldsmiths started keeping gold in vaults. It is an industry that has seen tremendous changes over the ages, from the highs to the crushing lows reminiscent of Lehman Brothers in 2008. It’s an industry that has almost seen it all, well “almost” is the […]