Economy, OpinionAugust 18, 2019

Fitch Solutions anticipate 50 basis points increase by Central Bank
Fitch Solutions anticipates that Bank of Zambia to increase the monetary policy rate by 50 basis points, according to an email sent to subscribers of their premium service on 16th August 2019. In country, with Zambia’s inflation outside the target range of 6 to 8%, analysts are forecasting an increase in the policy rate when […]

EconomyAugust 16, 2019

Daily FiZ – Friday 16/08
Domestic President Edgar Lungu has encouraged Zambian businessmen and women to link up with their Indian contemporaries to enhance private sector participation. Read more: Zambia Daily Mail The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has urged companies within the Group to emulate Zamtel and embrace innovation to support growth and profitability of their respective businesses. Read more: [&hellip

Economy, Opinion, StrategyAugust 16, 2019

The Role of Islamic Finance in Achieving the SDGs
–The following is an extract from the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) World Bank program –Building Robust Financial Markets and Institutions in EMDEs presented by Zamir Iqbal Islamic development bank is a multi-lateral Development Bank established in it has fifty seven member countries predominantly Muslim countries members of OIC.

Economy, Opinion, StrategyAugust 15, 2019

2 Billion Adults Worldwide Do Not Have Access to Formal Financial Services
–The following is an extract from the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) World Bank program –Building Robust Financial Markets and Institutions in EMDEs presented by Douglas Pearce My name is Douglas Pearce and I am the Global Lead for financial inclusion. I work in the financial markets global practice. […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyAugust 15, 2019

Opportunities for Economic Transformation in Africa
–The following is an extract from the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) World Bank program —Building Robust Financial Markets and Institutions in EMDEs presented by  Dr. K.Y. Amoako You know that to me the SDGs it is imperative for Africa to maintain a sharp focus on economic transformation. By […]

EconomyAugust 15, 2019

Daily FiZ – Thursday 15/08
Domestic Huawei employees stationed in Uganda and Zambia have helped the Ugandan and Zambian governments spy on their political opponents, which has led to the opponents’ arrests in both countries, the Wall Street Journal reports. Read more: Business Insider The National Democratic Congress has appealed to the geological survey department to conduct a new exploration […]

EconomyAugust 14, 2019

Daily FiZ – Wednesday 14/08
Domestic Government will not continue to pump money in state-owned enterprises that do not provide value to the public. Finance Minister Bwalya Ng’andu says state-owned enterprises that fail to perform will face sanctions depending on the failure. Read more: ZNBC ZANACO has projected an end year inflation of 10.46 per cent this year premised on […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyAugust 14, 2019

The Investor Revolution
–The following is an extract from the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) World Bank program –Building Robust Financial Markets and Institutions in EMDEs presented by Svetlana Klimenko The role is changing rapidly as profound shifts in today politics technology demographics and climate have raised the stakes for policy makers. […

Economy, Opinion, StrategyAugust 13, 2019

A Survey of Global Institutional Investors
–-Building Robust Financial Markets and Institutions in EMDEs presented by  Eric Bouyé A high level investment forum took place on 20th November 2018 in Buenos Aires hosted by the president of Argentina check out of the G20 and co-organized with the World Bank group. The forum brought together leaders from the public sector and the […]

EconomyAugust 13, 2019

Daily FiZ – Tuesday 13/08
Domestic The Indian firm Nava Bharat Ventures Group operating the 300 Megawatt Maamba Coal Power Plant in Sinazongwe District says over $900 million has been invested to enable the plant run on full capacity. Read more: Lusaka Times The US Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Upepo Energy Zambia Limited, a Zambian […]