Economy, OpinionJanuary 23, 2019

2019 Economic Outlook – Zambian Case
Looking forward to how the economy will turn out in 2019, one has to wear economic vision gaggles that permit paranormal view, more or less be clairvoyant because the factors that will determine the economic outlook are hazy and ever changing. The International Monetary Fund forecast for economic growth for 2019, is sluggish, it is […]

Strategy, TelecomJanuary 23, 2019

Susan Takes a ‘Liquid’ Job
There is scene in Marvel Comics Avengers Infinity War when Iron Man and meets the Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time and Star lord and Iron ask each other questions. If a parody of the same scene had to rewritten, the line of questioning of Liquid Telecom Zambia’s newly appointed CEO would be […]

Economy, OpinionJanuary 22, 2019

Green Bonds, Bridging the Gap Between Sustainable Development and Financial Development
The Director of the Finance Institute of China’s Development Research Centre, Madam Zhang, was once asked whether it would be more productive for China to fervently pursue green finance once it had developed a sophisticated enough financial system. To my mind, this seems a fair question because green bonds (just like conventional bonds) require above […]

Banking, StandchartJanuary 20, 2019

Standard Chartered Bank 2017 Performance
The Zambian Banking sector in 2016 ended with Standard Chartered Bank at the helm of commercial banking and they cemented further their strategic position by being the first to introduce Visa Infinite Credit Cards on the Zambian market. The banking ‘gurus’ with over 110 years of experience in the Zambian market saw a growth in […]

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 […]

PodcastJanuary 20, 2019

Outside – in @ Money Ep#14 with Founder Financial Insights
Founder of Financial Insights Zambia discusses companies on the Lusaka Securities Exchange. ZCCM IH and REIZ’s performance.

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 […]

Finance, ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcJanuary 17, 2019

The Rise of the Roan Antelope – ZCCM IH 2018 Performance
A company that earns income from the payment of dividends, rent or interest is called an Investment Holding Company. The investment holding company does not produce goods or offer services itself, and instead acts as a holding company by owning shares of other companies. One example of an investment holding company is a ZCCM IH. […]

Real Estate, Real Estate investments Zambia (REIZ)January 17, 2019

REIZ at Half year 2018
It may have been 6 months ago that Real Estates Investment Zambia Plc posted its half year performance on SENS, but it is important for us to prepare for the final year results as the real estate Group closed off what was a challenging year for companies in their sector. A glance at half year […]

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. […]