Economy, FinanceSeptember 4, 2017

Africa: Most expensive continent to send money in the world
Martin Namasaka (@Martinnamasaka) is an International Development Specialist with experience working with a wide range of organisations drawn from Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda. He holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where he was a member of the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL).      At […]

Economy, FI, FinanceAugust 31, 2017

Plunging Money Markets…What Does it mean for the Investors and Borrowers?
I have been waiting for this coming Friday with much anticipation. There has been so much buzz around the 1st of September! Multichoice announced reduced DStv prices across all its bouquets effective 1st September (great news for the subscribers and a possible indication of the effectiveness of competition in any industry but that’s a subject […]

FinanceAugust 12, 2017

Should We Question The Loyalty Of Hedge Funds Investing In Emerging Markets?
In his recent MPC statement of August 2017, Dr. Danny Kalyaya stated that during the quarter under review, the exchange rate of the Kwacha against the U.S. dollar remained relatively stable. He further stated that there was an appreciation of 4.5% against the green back. This he indicated was largely supported by improved supply of […]

Economy, FinanceAugust 11, 2017

MPC goes further south after winter
This week, two significant things happened. Episode 4 of Game of Thrones finally shifted into high gear whilst the Central Bank of Zambia lowered the policy rate by 150 basis points (1.5%). Although premier companies will not be focused on the leadership of John Snow, the Governor Danny Kalyaya was clearly in the spotlight as […]

FinanceAugust 8, 2017

Project Ekaris: When Dividends begin to role in
During the launch of Financial Insight Zambia, we made the bold statement that we would be investing a sum of 2000 pound sterling into the Lusaka Stock Exchange. We also indicated that we have a benefactor who expressed confidence in our project and continues to breathe life into the humble work my team and I […]

Economy, FinanceAugust 4, 2017

Is The Global Economy Tittering On The Brink Of Collapse?
Next to weather, I have been tracking the global financial markets with keen interest this year. Whilst matters of weather and financial markets have consumed a fair chunk of my private time, I cannot quite recall why it is specifically these two topical and complex issues that have overwhelmingly peaked my curiosity in 2017. The […]

FinanceJuly 31, 2017

Lessons from Diaspora: TFHZPC breaks bread with expatriate Zambians
I was recently on a graduation pilgrimage to Manchester mid July 2017. I was keen to meet with many of my country folk in order to get an idea of the impact that Financial Insight Zambia had on them. However, little did I know that I was destined to learn much from our fellow natives […]

Finance, Strategy, ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcJuly 12, 2017

Project Ekaris: A Dare to Gate Crash a Premier Company’s AGM
When announcements of AGMs are published on SENS ANNOUNCEMENTs, TFHZPC is always keen to be a part of proceedings. It’s not just the coffee and muffins that get served (for premier companies that host at exotic hotels) but the agenda of the meetings that wets the appetite of any investor who wants to understand how […]

FinanceJune 20, 2017

Project Ekaris: A Day with My Stockbroker
When our broker from Stockbrokers Zambia Limited called us to advise that the improved offer on our bid for the final shares that would complete our portfolio was concluded, she extended an offer to us to visit their new offices and witness how brokers earned their keep. We were absolutely excited by the invitation for […]

FinanceJune 18, 2017

Competition: The battle of Opex vs Capex in Zambian Premier Companies
Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, once said that “control your expenses better than your competition. This is where you can always find the competitive advantage” (10 rules of building a business). For premier companies in Zambia that are in competitive waters (red oceans) this cannot be further from the truth. In a nutshell, competitive companies […]