Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, Energy, TelecomOctober 16, 2018

CEC sheds fat
When we published “New Board Members at CEC? Interesting..“, we decoded the signal from the management team that they had brought on board an investments expert and a private equity specialists. When boards make decisions such as this one, it means that they are looking at improving the investment profile of the company. Many companies […]

Economy, OpinionOctober 13, 2018

Last of the Big 3 Downgrades Zambia
For the record, before we all lose our minds following the recent downgrading of Zambia’s credit rating by the last of the big 3 ratings agencies, let’s take a walk down memory lane to remind ourselves who these guys are and how, from a ratings perspective, we go here. According to an entry on wikipedia.org, […]

Economy, OpinionOctober 12, 2018

Trade War Threat to ‘EM’ Zambia
As the trade ward ensues between the United States and China, Zambia’s Central bank Governor Denny Kalyalya will be praying for copper and China. In a recent article attributed to the FT, in a recently published Global Outlook report, Barclays is reported to reaffirm its position of 6.7 per cent growth forecast for China in […]

Economy, OpinionOctober 8, 2018

Is MTN Zambia Reluctant to List on LuSE? Part 2
Following a recently published article on this website, a lawyer and finance expert engaged with the Founder of Financial Insight in an exchange that made memorable reading that we felt needed to be immortalized in an article. The following is their exchange and the views expressed are merely opinions of the respective authors. Paul Mulenga: […]

AEL Mining Services (Z) Plc, MiningOctober 7, 2018

AEL Zambia Plc at Half Year 2018
On 28th September 2018, two announcements came out of SENS LuSe. The first was the notice to shareholders from the board of the Mufulira based AEL Zambia Plc in compliance with requirements of the Securities Act No. 41 of 2016 and the Listing Rules of the Lusaka Securities Exchange. The announcement was given that a […]

Airtel Networks Plc, TelecomOctober 6, 2018

Airtel at Half Year 2018
In an industry that currently sees 76% market penetration, Airtel is proud to be one of the top 2 leading mobile communication providers in Zambia. With a customer base that now stands at 5.36 million, Airtel is seeing growth in market share on a year on year (YoY) basis. According to SENS announcement published on […]

Telecom, ZamtelOctober 6, 2018

ZAMTEL Counting Numbers
In a recent article attributed to Lusakatimes.com, Zamtel CEO Sydney Mupeta was quoted as saying “from 2016-2017, Zamtel recorded revenues of about K470 million to K670 million in 2017 that is above 50 % growth”. He was speaking during in an interview after the company commissioned two new communication towers in Ngabwe and Kapiri in […]

Marketing, Opinion, Personal FinanceOctober 6, 2018

Zoona Plus: Game Changer
We have been watching the evolution of Zoona for some time now. Deep in the heart of Fintech, Zoona made first mover when they revolutionized the money transfer game in Zambia. By understanding and exploiting Fintech, which is basically computer programs and other technology used to support or enable banking and financial services, Zoona open […]

Economy, OpinionOctober 2, 2018

When one of the “Big Four” hosts the Finance Minister
Whilst regulators in Britain continue to fight a battle of what to do with the “Big Four” auditing firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC) following several financial reporting scandals that included Tesco and British Telecom (BT), in another part of the “galaxy”, the big four were busy courting Zambia’s Minister of Finance Honourable Margaret Mwanakatwe […]

TelecomSeptember 24, 2018

Is MTN Zambia Reluctant to List on LuSE?
For some time, Financial Insight has been mulling at the prospects of an IPO (initial public offering) on the Lusaka Securities Exchange.  One name that often pops up is that of MTN Zambia. Aside from Airtel which is currently listed, MTN Zambia is the natural choice for a second mobile company IPO on LuSE. We […]