Banking, Investrust Bank PlcJuly 1, 2016

When Trust is Tested: InvestTrust in Transition
In 2015, there was a change of leadership in the midst of a very difficult year for Investrust Bank Plc. Dr Jacob Mwanza (Chairman) said farewell to Friday Ndhlovu who retired as MD and was replaced by Dr. Chembe who unfortunately was taken ill on Christmas day 2015 leaving the board to appoint Mr Isaiah […]

MiningJuly 1, 2016

“OUR FOCUS IS CLEAR” screamed the First Quantum Mining (FQM) 2015 Annual Report. From the onset, with the paradox of tumbling commodity prices from the New York stock exchange to the London metal exchange, it’s very clear that the management team want to convey a message of focus and strength at the mining conglomerate. They […]

Banking, Finance, StandchartJune 1, 2016

Why They Are Top of the Heap. Standard Chartered Bank Storms with Excellence
It is always refreshing to hear titans of the banking industry reassure stakeholders that “we are here for good”. This statement is attributed to Michael Mundashi, chairman of the global bank that has been resident in Zambia for the past 110 years – Standard Chartered Bank. Investing and innovating was their strategy going into 2015 […]

MiningJune 1, 2016

Explosive Value from AEL Mining Services
Boom! That’s how I would like to imagine the 2015 annual report of AEL mining landing on the desk of shareholders laced with value. This formidable company traversed the turmoil of the 2015 macro environment in the mining sector that saw many of the mines in Zambia scaling back on production with some ease in […]