Economy, OpinionJuly 21, 2019

Weekly Capital Markets Update (15th to 19th July 2019)
Week 2 continues to stand out for equities out-performance in July as week 3 saw a slip to the level of trading that was seen in week 1 of July. The bond market on the other hand has enjoyed continued growth in sales on a week by week basis signalling more appetite by investors for […]

Economy, OpinionJuly 19, 2019

When Monetary Policy Converges with Fiscal
The economic space in Zambia was set alight following the announcement of Dr. Bwalya Ngandu as the new Finance Minister of Zambia. For months, the fiscal side of the economy had grappled with echoes of economic frustration that ranged from lowering Country Credit ratings due to the performance of our Eurobonds (considered now as the […]

Economy, OpinionJuly 19, 2019

Concessional Financing for Development: The Role of Multilateral Institutions and Global Thematic Funds
-The following is an extract from the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) World Bank program with Cecile Fruman Here I will be talking about the role of concessional finance delivered by multilateral development banks referred to as MDB’s and global thematic funds in achieving the ambitious twenty thirty agenda […]

Economy, OpinionJuly 18, 2019

What are the Integrated National Financing Frameworks and How do they Support SDGs Implementation
The following is an extract from the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) World Bank program with Shari Spiegel -Public Finance Strategies to Unlock Finance and Investment in EMDEs So there’s been an increase in interest in national planning by many governments planning went out of sight was popular in […]

Economy, OpinionJuly 17, 2019

West African Tax Officials Work to Meet Basic Needs, Improve Equity With The World Bank Group
–Public Finance Strategies to Unlock Finance and Investment in EMDEs The following is an extract from the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) World Bank program   Many countries in West Africa struggle to collect the amount of tax revenues necessary to provide basic services to citizens. Education, electricity and clean […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyJuly 16, 2019

Investment trends in Sustainable Fixed Income Investing
Article is an extract from Heike Reichelt’s video for the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) It’s great to be part of this training on mobilizing finance for development I had the investor relations a new products team in the World Bank treasures capital markets department and I’ll be sharing […]

Agriculture, Beverage, Zambia Sugar Plc, Zambian BreweriesJuly 16, 2019

Monica gets the Zambrew Plc nod as Board Chair; ‘Tweet’
The market’s wait for a signal from Monica Musonda regarding what her next move was following her resignation from the Zambia Sugar Board was finally answered in a tweet on her twitter page on 11 July 2019. Monica, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Java Foods, a food processing company based in Zambia, takes […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyJuly 15, 2019

Institutional Investing: A New Investor Forum and Growing Interest in Sustainable Emerging Markets Investments
Article is an extract from John Gandolfo’s video for the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) In November 2018, on the eve of the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, leaders from the public and private sectors gathered for a global investor forum to agree on a joint action needed […]

Economy, OpinionJuly 14, 2019

Weekly Capital Markets Update (8th to 12th July 2019)
Week two of July joins June and February in the highest performing weeks on the equities market thus far. Both June and July sales turnover was north of K13 million. The Bond market also edged up in the second week of trading. Total sales for week 2 were distributed 27% in favor of equities and […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyJuly 12, 2019

The Principles of Impact Investing
Article is an extract from Neil Gregory’s video for the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) Over the past ten years investors have shown increasing interest that the impact of that investment is no longer enough just to earn a financial return investors want to know how the investments make […]