Strategy, TelecomJanuary 23, 2019

Susan Takes a ‘Liquid’ Job
There is scene in Marvel Comics Avengers Infinity War when Iron Man and meets the Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time and Star lord and Iron ask each other questions. If a parody of the same scene had to rewritten, the line of questioning of Liquid Telecom Zambia’s newly appointed CEO would be […]

Banking, StandchartJanuary 20, 2019

Standard Chartered Bank 2017 Performance
The Zambian Banking sector in 2016 ended with Standard Chartered Bank at the helm of commercial banking and they cemented further their strategic position by being the first to introduce Visa Infinite Credit Cards on the Zambian market. The banking ‘gurus’ with over 110 years of experience in the Zambian market saw a growth in […]

Finance, ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcJanuary 17, 2019

The Rise of the Roan Antelope – ZCCM IH 2018 Performance
A company that earns income from the payment of dividends, rent or interest is called an Investment Holding Company. The investment holding company does not produce goods or offer services itself, and instead acts as a holding company by owning shares of other companies. One example of an investment holding company is a ZCCM IH. […]

Real Estate, Real Estate investments Zambia (REIZ)January 17, 2019

REIZ at Half year 2018
It may have been 6 months ago that Real Estates Investment Zambia Plc posted its half year performance on SENS, but it is important for us to prepare for the final year results as the real estate Group closed off what was a challenging year for companies in their sector. A glance at half year […]

Economy, Opinion, RetailJanuary 16, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Chinese Investment Helps Improve Zambia
The following article was published on Bloomberg as a response to Chinese investment concerns over Zambia.    Only 12 months ago, discussions on China centred around steel, a ballooning real estate bubble, and investment screening in Europe. Despite these issues still being unresolved, international scrutiny has pivoted to Western concerns over Chinese investment in Africa. […]

Mining, Real EstateJanuary 12, 2019

How Land and Minerals Stimulate The Zambian Economy
In 1950, the People’s Republic of China published a land reform law on June 30th, 1950. Land expropriation and reallocation was a pivotal tool to fight the unequal distribution of wealth. Land was redistributed among all the classes of the people. This paved the way for China’s rise to a industrialized super power. The reform […]

Beverage, Zambian BreweriesJanuary 10, 2019

A Coke Dividend
Psssst! That’s the sound that shareholders of Zambrew (Zambian Breweries Plc.) will be hearing when they hear the news that the board of directors for their company at their meeting on 27 December 2018, passed a resolution to declare a Special Dividend of 3.68 Kwacha per share for the financial year ended 31 December 2018 […]

Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc, TourismJanuary 8, 2019

Pamodzi Hotel Plc 2018 Financial Performance
It is unclear on whether or not annual reports are supposed to be glossy padded with long winding statements from Chairmen of the Board, Managing Directors and Chief Financial officers. When it comes to the Pamodzi Hotel Plc., their report comes as basic as they come. Needless to say, extracting the thought process of the […]

Finance, ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcJanuary 3, 2019

ZCCM IH 2018 Half Year Review
In their last act for 2018, ZCCM IH managed to deliver the SENS announcement (published on 28th December 2018) that would reveal the investment group’s half year performance. This was on the back of a big announcements made in the weeks following up to this moment when the company declared that it had increased interests […]

TourismJanuary 3, 2019

Zambia Airways Takes Off To Operationalisation
It was on the 28th December 2018 that Mr. Mateyo Kaluba, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Group Chief Executive Officer, announced the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of Zambia Airways, with immediate effect. This was the first assertive signal that the phoenix that was Zambia Airways was surely rising again from the ashes. […]