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 […]

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, […]

Economy, OpinionOctober 12, 2018

Trade War Threat to ‘EM’ Zambia
As the trade ward ensues between the United States and China, Zambia’s Central bank Governor Denny Kalyalya will be praying for copper and China. In a recent article attributed to the FT, in a recently published Global Outlook report, Barclays is reported to reaffirm its position of 6.7 per cent growth forecast for China in […]

Economy, OpinionOctober 8, 2018

Is MTN Zambia Reluctant to List on LuSE? Part 2
Following a recently published article on this website, a lawyer and finance expert engaged with the Founder of Financial Insight in an exchange that made memorable reading that we felt needed to be immortalized in an article. The following is their exchange and the views expressed are merely opinions of the respective authors. Paul Mulenga: […]

Economy, OpinionOctober 2, 2018

#KPMGBudgetBreakfast 2018
On Monday 1st October, 2018, KPMG held a 2019 Budget discussion programme over hot breakfast at Hotel Intercontinental in Lusaka. It brought together and ensemble of delegates from different sectors of the economy. The discussion which attracted delegates from different organisational backgrounds and honorable ministers was aimed at discussing and understanding the National budget which was rec

Economy, OpinionOctober 2, 2018

When one of the “Big Four” hosts the Finance Minister
Whilst regulators in Britain continue to fight a battle of what to do with the “Big Four” auditing firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC) following several financial reporting scandals that included Tesco and British Telecom (BT), in another part of the “galaxy”, the big four were busy courting Zambia’s Minister of Finance Honourable Margaret Mwanakatwe […]

Economy, OpinionSeptember 17, 2018

Maggie ‘Schools’ Us on Project Finance
When London based Africa Confidential (AC) began publishing a series of articles that highlighted the extent and repercussions of Zambia’s contracted debt, we read with interest where all of this was going. We also took note of the lethargy that came out of the Ministry of Finance in rebutting some of the assertions that were […]