FinanceOctober 7, 2017

Zambia’s Medium Term Debt Management Strategy Part I
For the very first time in Zambian history the government of the republic of Zambia has issued a Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS) via the Ministry of Finance. Its more exciting than it sounds, I promise. This publication is meant to provide information to all market participants and stakeholders on the objectives of debt management […]

FinanceSeptember 28, 2017

TFHZPC Acid attacks Premier Companies
With lending rates gradually coming down in Zambia, Premier companies at the epilogue of their 2017 financial year will be asking themselves the question: Did we manage our short term and long term liabilities well? The importance of credit analysis can never be understated. It is the evaluation of a company from the perspective of […]

Finance, Madison Financial Services PlcSeptember 26, 2017

Madison Financial Services PLc at half year 2017
MFS are enjoying a good year so far. At half year, they have posted impressive results in a market that was starved of liquidity until this year’s deliberate actions by the central bank. However, for financial services companies, they can often be a barometer of the prevailing economic environment. For example, a closer look at […]

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 […]