Economy, OpinionJanuary 20, 2019

A ‘New Face’ to the Zambian Education System
In concerted efforts the Ministry of General Education and Higher Education in partnership with various aligned Ministries, Agencies and Institutions; held the second National Education Conference and Exhibition that took place on the 15th of January to 17th January 2019, aimed at re-engineering the education system to one that meets the demand of the industry […]

Economy, OpinionJanuary 19, 2019

Week 3 Trading Update (14th to 18th January 2019)
Week 3 was the second full trading week on the Lusaka Securities and Exchange. Although the LuSE remains largely undervalued, there were notable trades in the following companies. REIZ Plc CEC Plc CEC Africa Plc (quoted tier) Zambrew Plc The following is a day by day summary of the week’s trades. Monday 14th January The LuSE […]

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. […]

Economy, OpinionJanuary 12, 2019

Week 2 Trading Update (7th to 11th January 2019)
Week 2 was the first full trading week on the Lusaka Securities and Exchange. Although the LuSE remains largely undervalued, there were notable trades in the following companies. CEC Plc Zambian Breweries Plc Madison Plc ZANACO Plc The following is a day by day summary of the week’s trades. 7 January The LuSE ASI closed at […]

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 […]

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

PRESS RELEASE: EAZ PRESIDENT SPEECH AT EAZ GALA DINNER 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 […]