Personal FinanceJanuary 5, 2019

Understanding ‘Crypto’ currency without getting burnt
More complex information technology mixed with the finance jargon Crypto currency took the world by storm in 2017/18, with promises of financial freedom, security, self reliance and the new type of money which will destroy by demolition fiat money (paper money). Well to some extent that has happened, free flow of money and a cheaper way […]

Finance, ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcJanuary 3, 2019

ZCCM IH 2018 Half Year Review
In their last act for 2018, ZCCM IH managed to deliver the SENS announcement (published on 28th December 2018) that would reveal the investment group’s half year performance. This was on the back of a big announcements made in the weeks following up to this moment when the company declared that it had increased interests […]

TourismJanuary 3, 2019

Zambia Airways Takes Off To Operationalisation
It was on the 28th December 2018 that Mr. Mateyo Kaluba, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Group Chief Executive Officer, announced the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of Zambia Airways, with immediate effect. This was the first assertive signal that the phoenix that was Zambia Airways was surely rising again from the ashes. […]

Personal FinanceJanuary 3, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions – A View from Behavioural Economics
“January is always a good month for behavioural economics: Few things illustrate self-control as vividly as New Year’s resolutions. February is even better, though, because it lets us study why so many of those resolutions are broken.” Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University. January is normally the time when we look for areas where we can make […]

ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcJanuary 2, 2019

ZCCM IH Posts 476% higher EPS
PRESS RELEASE In   accordance   with Section   3.4(b) Lusaka Securities Exchange  (“LuSE”)  Listings Requirements, the Board of Directors of ZCCM – Investments Holdings PLC (the “Company” or “ZCCM-IH”) hereby advises the Shareholders of the Company that the Earnings Per Share (“EPS”) for the six-month period ended 30 September 2018 is expected to be approximately 476%

Manufacturing, ZAMEFA PlcJanuary 1, 2019

ZAMEFA – In depth Analysis of 2018 Performance
Following our publication of “Metal Fabricators Plc. at Full Year 2018 – Delinquent Receivables” in December 2018, we felt it prudent to further analyse the value creation prospects of the company. Our analysis looked at their latest annual report following their AGM in Q4. Profitability In a year that saw the company record negative earnings […]

BankingJanuary 1, 2019

Zambian Banks in 2019 – How will value be created?
The Zambian banking landscape is highly competitive. At their core, banks are known to create value or make money by lending money at rates higher than the cost of the money they lend. More specifically, banks collect interest on loans and interest payments from the debt securities they own, and pay interest on deposits and […]

Economy, OpinionDecember 28, 2018

2018 Stock Market Review
Before the year closes, it’s always important to have a look at how the stock exchange performed. For some of us who have invested in the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE), the performance of the All Share Index is a clear indicator of how our overall stock portfolio performed over the year. But first, having a […]

PodcastDecember 26, 2018

Outside – in @ Money Ep#10
The Host Chilufya Mulundu discusses companies on the Lusaka Securities Exchange with Mwelwa Chibesakunda of Financial Insights Zambia. In the show, we have Mary Longolongo who covered the ZiCA Q4 event Part 1 Part 2

PodcastDecember 20, 2018

Outside – in @ Money Ep#09
The Host Chilufya Mulundu discusses companies on the Lusaka Securities Exchange with Mwelwa Chibesakunda of Financial Insights Zambia.