Economy, OpinionDecember 13, 2018

I wish to start by thanking most sincerely his excellency the president of the republic of Zambia Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, for accepting our invitation to come and officiate at this first ever gala dinner of the Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ). Your excellency, we feel greatly honoured that you took time off your very […]

Economy, OpinionDecember 8, 2018

Dutch Disease, The pros and cons from a Zambian Perspective
Dutch Disease According to Investopedia, the Dutch disease is an economic term that refers to the negative consequences arising from large increases in the value of a country’s currency. It is primarily associated with a natural resource discovery but can result from any large influx of foreign currency into a country, including foreign direct investment […]

Economy, OpinionNovember 30, 2018

A Synopsis on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE)
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE  In developed financial markets such the Americas, Europe and Asia from October 2018 there has been a massive sell off of shares (stocks) with 5 – 20% value being whipped off their market price because of fears of the trade war between China and the United States of America. With escalating tariffs imposed […]

Economy, OpinionNovember 29, 2018

MPC @ Q4 – Denny Signals Reversal
Dr. Denny Kalyalya and his team of economists held the final Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting for the year 2018 on November 19 to 20th. Judging from the statement he issued following the deliberations of his high council, Denny will have a lot on his mind when he sits down for Christmas dinner at the […]

Economy, OpinionNovember 22, 2018

Africa Procurement & Enterprise Development Summit 2018
The procurement and supply function is critical to the value creation process of any businesses. The recently held Summit on Procurement and Enterprise Development sought to achieve harmony in understanding what role each stakeholder plays in the procurement process. What was unique about this first ever event is the bringing together experts from 5 countries […]

Economy, OpinionNovember 16, 2018

IDC’s Sophomore Annual Group Conference
Mateyo Kaluba, the IDC Supremo under the mandate of the board Chairman, is working hard to bring balance to his portfolio of companies. Overseeing 30+ State Owned Enterprises that operate in almost every major economic sector in Zambia is not a small feat. That is why Mateyo and his team came up with the annual […]

Economy, FIOctober 26, 2018

Debt, Debt…Debt? Why The Issue of Debt Wont Stop Making Waves?
Why do we keep talking about debt? Why is it SUCH a big deal that we keep coming back to the topic? Why isn’t the evidence of road projects enough to settle the debate? Why is the issue of an IMF package still coming up and not being put to bed? Why is there so […]

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 […]

Economy, PodcastOctober 13, 2018

Outside – in @ Money Ep#01
  The Host Chilufya Mulundu discusses companies on the Lusaka Stock Exchange with Mwelwa Chibesakunda of Financial Insights Zambia.

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, […]