FinanceMay 12, 2017

Why the Dividend is an important signal
After the economic depression of 2014 to 2015 and the exogenous macro environment of the same period, some companies on LuSE were at pains to pay dividends. A review of annual reports from most listed companies indicate that the discussion of dividend policy is an important issue at the annual general meeting. For those companies […]

Banking, Finance, Lafarge, Taj Pamodzi Hotels PlcMay 12, 2017

The Role of the Auditor in the Corporate Governance of Zambian Premier Companies
This year’s Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) elections were the most exciting albeit much anticipated in the financial sector. The elections ushered in a seasoned bean counter in Jason Kazilimani as its new president, and we believe that he and his KPMG team will be an exemplar in the game “auditing and compliance” in […]

FinanceMay 10, 2017

Financial Insight Zambia is Born
Last night at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka, I delivered what I believe was the speech of a life time. As a founder of Financial Insight, I am proud of the work we are doing for the financial sector in Zambia. More so, I am encouraged by the readership and support we have received. I […]

Banking, FinanceMay 8, 2017

The currency revolution we call Bitcoin
What is Bitcoin? The simple answer is a cryptocurrency that trades at around $1200 per bitcoin. However, complex journey the currency has gone which has allowed me to write the original sentence is much more interesting. In this article I will summarise what I believe most people greatest questions on the currency may be. Who […]

FinanceApril 6, 2017

Respect One Two Three
In Zambia, we are big on numbers. Whether its vote tallies in the last general election, to the amount we are currently paying for fuel to the general perception of how much money it will take to develop our country. But ever wonder why some numbers are often taken for granted when looking at the […]

FinanceApril 6, 2017

No Systemic Risk for Zambia’s Financial System
We have seen some of the headlines coming from popular publications and we are dismayed by the some of the social media sentiments on the stability of the financial system that supports premier companies in Zambia. For the record, we are not experts on the Zambian banking system, however, we do know what systemic risk […]

FinanceApril 6, 2017

The Macro Environment Explained
For a while now, we have brought you blogs about the fundamentals that make premier companies in Zambia special. We have talked about how the macro environment has influenced some of the success and failure of these companies. But whilst drinking a glass of wine at an exclusive pub in Lusaka, a native asked the […]

FinanceApril 6, 2017

Superior Competitive Advantage: The key to survival in 2017
At the close of every year, we all have that moment when we think about the past year and what we would have done better. We also consider what we learned from the past year that will enable us make positive strides in the coming New Year. Resolutions, many would call them. For premier companies […]

Finance, LafargeApril 6, 2017

Hello 2017! But Wait. Why a Stoppage of Trade on Lafarge Security?
After enjoying a brief hiatus over the festive season that was laden of copulas amounts of all manner of hedonistic treats, we clicked on the Lusaka Stock Exchange’s lead story of a trade suspension ergo “SUSPENSION OF TRADING IN LAFARGE, ISIN ZM0000000011”. Now before all the Christmas pudding you eat starts to dissolve quickly due […]

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FinanceApril 6, 2017

Aide Memoire of Industries Participating on LUSE.
The stock market is not for everyone. Our opinion is that it should be. However, we understand that ubiquitous information asymmetry render many potential would be investors ill equipped to make decisions of what stock can build up a value creating portfolio. TFHZPC seeks to provide some insight into the decision making process because we […]