Banking, ZANACO plcDecember 2, 2017

Identity of “Bank Here”Exposed
Marketing pundits in several banks have been teetering their teeth wonder who the identity of “Bank Here” was over the last couple of weeks. There have been numerous theories such as “It must be Atlas Mara, Bb Diamond secure the Fairfax deal so they are awash with cash”. But not it was not Atlas Mara […]


Insurance, Real EstateDecember 2, 2017

Pension Funds Property Investments: Is it a House of cards?
In the past, when one fathomed the thought of retirement in Zambia it was inevitable to recite the idiom from American poet Robert Frost, who once wrote, ‘some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. From what I have tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire.’ The life […]

EconomyDecember 2, 2017

An “Italian Job” for HLB Reliance Zambia
In a recent article published by the legacy Zambia Daily Mail of 24th November 2017, Kalonde Nyati reported on a business forum in Rome that was organized by Victoria Mushibwe (Charge d’Affaires at the Zambian mission in Roma) in conjunction with the Confindustria Assafrica Mediterraneo an umbrella body of business associations in Italy. The Confindustria […]

EconomyDecember 2, 2017

Bitcoin for Zambia: Are we there yet?
Covering the performance of companies listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE) is always a pleasure. However, there have been interesting discussions regarding a topic we touched on many moons ago. The rise of Bitcoin. We believe Bitcoin should have been a topic of discussion in Zambia from the very beginning. Why? It’s disruptive and […]

FinanceNovember 25, 2017

Misozi Mkandawire new MD for ZOONA
Earlier this month, ZOONA announced their newest Managing Director, Miss Misozi Mkandawire who has made MD at only 27 years old!! Such an amazing feat for such a young lady but on speaking to her, its easy to see how determined she is. Having invested her own money to open her first booth on Cairo […]


FinanceNovember 24, 2017

What Venture Capital looks for in a Zambian Company
 Attending the SensxAfrica Venture Capital conference hosted at Government complex was a refreshing experience. The conference attracted several high net worth individuals who gave insights into the investment cycle of venture capital and private equity. Of concern for Zambian startups is the former. FiZ had a front row seat at the various plenary sessions and […]

Agriculture, Zambeef Products PlcNovember 23, 2017

ZAMBEEF 2017 Analysis  
In a year that was marred with numerous endogenous and exogenous forces, Zambeef weathered a storm that ultimately came to bear as the company only saw revenues increase by 2.48%. Sentimental performance shows that retail sales revenue increased by 27.3%. The Zambeef Macro and Outlet stores saw 18.2% growth in sales. CCFP volumes increased by […]

Telecom, ZamtelNovember 22, 2017

Zamtel’s US$300 million investment dubbed to double numbers by 2020
State-owned Telecoms Company, Zamtel, disclosed on 14th November 2017 that it intends to invest $300 million over the next three years to improve its network coverage. Few will remember that Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Brian Mushimba, had made the announcement earlier the year regarding the multiple phased project. However, this reboot announcement comes at […]

Economy, FinanceNovember 22, 2017

WHU Sensxafrica Masterclass inspires
Professor Serden Ozcan of the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management from Germany is passionate about Venture Capital in Africa. Attending his master class was not only insightful but inspiring. The executive education class not only put context to what venture capital was but also provided ways in which African countries such as ours can […]

Banking, Standchart, ZANACO plcNovember 18, 2017

The Bankers Royal Rumble
The end of the third quarter is always an interesting time of year for the financial sector. From a bankers perspective in particular, the third quarter is when you seriously assess your strategies and your execution of that strategy. Are you on target? How well are your competition doing? What can we do differently? These […]