Opinion, StrategyFebruary 14, 2020

Why emotional intelligence should be an employers’ best ally in the 21st Century
Maya Angelou once said and I quote – “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. Over the years, human resource management has become more and more complex because just like technology, people are evolving at an […]

Opinion, StrategyFebruary 11, 2020

Impact of Digitalisation on the Audit Process   
  Technology has brought about significant changes in the lives of human beings. Human intelligence has been influenced by emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Blockchain, Cloud Computing and Connected devices as in the Internet of Things (IoT). We can now operate like one global village enabled by the […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyFebruary 4, 2020

Day One at the Mining Indaba – Cape Town South Africa
Mining commerce is alive! This is part of what the annual Mining Indaba, currently going on at the illustrious Cape Town International Convention Center seeks out to achieve. Now in its 26th year, this year’s event has found the South African economy at crossroads. The big talking point is energy for South Africa. They, like […]

Opinion, StrategyJanuary 25, 2020

Zambia’s first football bond may have to wait a little longer
Zambia’s football governing body’s hopes of making history as the first executive to use the capital markets to raise capital for infrastructure and operations may have to wait a little longer, according to sources close to the matter. “The Football Association of Zambia has for some months been working on the mechanics of football bond […]

Opinion, StrategyJanuary 12, 2020

Phil Daka exits LuSE
The Lusaka Securities and Exchange Business Development Manager, Phil Daka has left the bourse after over five years of service. “Yes I have left the LuSE following the end of my contract which was subsequently not renewed”, said Phil in a telephone interview with the founder of Financial Insight on Wednesday 8th January 2020. He […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyDecember 7, 2019

Investing In Zambian Capital Markets
The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive assessment of Zambia’s capital markets. Its main objectives are to (i) suggest products characteristics suitable for Zambian investors such as Government-regulated, professionally managed, easy transfer of ownership, unlimited Life and Continuous existence and sticking to a Solid Strategy.  Suggest product characteristics that will help

Economy, Opinion, StrategyDecember 6, 2019

Impact of Mobile Money Services on Financial Institutions
The introduction of Mobile Money Services by various mobile money service providers to customers has become a way of gaining competitive advantage through diversification, maintaining customer loyalty and increasing the market share in order to grow their profitability and improve their financial position. The main purpose of this article is to assess the impact of […]

Opinion, StrategyDecember 4, 2019

Business unusual with Climate Change
In the bid to achieve the 2030 agenda, the Zambian government has overwhelmingly, welcomed the 160 million euros worth in funding from the Dutch Government through Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) working with the private sector to catalyse over 500 million euros in additional funding for sustainable bankable projects across the world. The […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyNovember 11, 2019

The Impact of Attracting Foreign Direct Investment On The Host Country
Inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the effects it has on the host country has been the subject of debate over the years, producing a wide range of empirical results in academic literature with little convergence whereas policymakers generally accept that inward Forward Direct Investment is valuable to their economy[1]. According to Lall and Streeten […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyOctober 21, 2019

Should Leveraged Buyouts be used as an alternative Business Rescue Strategy? Is this an answer for the Zambian Market?
As a result of the fluctuations in the Zambian economy and the volatility of the financial performance of industries caused by aggregate shocks from macroeconomic policies, there have been many businesses in distress. High-interest rates and the weakening of the kwacha have made it difficult for Zambian businesses to stay above water as opposed to […]