OpinionJanuary 5, 2019

The Team Building Frenzy
The setting is Tiffany’s, an exotic, beautiful gateway family resort 20 minutes’ drive from the heart of Lusaka. Now, Tiffany’s is the stuff made of dreams; it’s got an uncanny ability to take away personal problems even if it’s just for a day. It really is a beautiful place. So when executives from one of the […]

Personal FinanceJanuary 5, 2019

Understanding ‘Crypto’ currency without getting burnt
More complex information technology mixed with the finance jargon Crypto currency took the world by storm in 2017/18, with promises of financial freedom, security, self reliance and the new type of money which will destroy by demolition fiat money (paper money). Well to some extent that has happened, free flow of money and a cheaper way […]

Personal FinanceJanuary 3, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions – A View from Behavioural Economics
“January is always a good month for behavioural economics: Few things illustrate self-control as vividly as New Year’s resolutions. February is even better, though, because it lets us study why so many of those resolutions are broken.” Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University. January is normally the time when we look for areas where we can make […]

Economy, OpinionDecember 28, 2018

2018 Stock Market Review
Before the year closes, it’s always important to have a look at how the stock exchange performed. For some of us who have invested in the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE), the performance of the All Share Index is a clear indicator of how our overall stock portfolio performed over the year. But first, having a […]

OpinionDecember 20, 2018

Globalization has been spoken about by big organizations like International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations (UN), African Union (AU) and Governments alike. But what does this 12 letter word really mean for the African continent especially for Zambia in particular? Well globalization is the increasing influence of businesses, organizations, governments and people’s ability to interact [&helli

Economy, OpinionDecember 19, 2018

Zambia’s Economic Standing into 2019
A ZiCA Perspective @ Q4 It is with constant concern that the Zambia Institute of Standard Chartered Accountants ZICA body raises matters that have fallen on the deaf ear, or rather, have had the ‘tortoise race’ to amendment or operationalization. At the 4th Quarter Media briefing held at ZiCA’s head office on the morning of 18th […]

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 […]