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Begging for Infrastructure
President Lungu recently met FQM senior management officials as part of the tour of the open pit mine and copper smelter in Solwezi. He urged the mining company to partner with GRZ to “deliver local roads” and “light up Solwezi Airport” which is restricted ...
President Lungu recently met FQM senior management officials as part of the tour of the open pit mine and copper smelter in Solwezi. He urg...
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Fuel prices go up!
The price of fuel has gone up. ERB has released the following press statement : The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has adjusted the pump prices of petroleum products as follows by K1.14 for petrol; K1.00 for diesel; K0.71 for kerosene and K0.99 for low sulp...
The price of fuel has gone up. ERB has released the following press statement : The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has adjusted the pump ...
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Changing the Retiriment Age in Zambia
Editor's note : This is a guest post by Henry Kyambalesa, a resident contributor to Zambian Economist. He is a Zambian academic currently residing in Colorado, USA. The article makes some observations on the changes to the retirment age. In November 2014, A...
Editor's note : This is a guest post by Henry Kyambalesa, a resident contributor to Zambian Economist. He is a Zambian academic current...
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Election Musings
President Lungu this week delivered a blow to the opposition with three convincing parliamentary wins in his first electoral test as President. The PF won parliamentary by-elections in Chawama, Masaiti and Senga Hill and also picked a big chunk of ward vict...
President Lungu this week delivered a blow to the opposition with three convincing parliamentary wins in his first electoral test as Presid...
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Mining Tax Reversal, 2nd Edition
President Lungu is in the process of tabling a revised Budget as Cabinet abandons elements of the Sata mining fiscal regime following pressures from mining companies. Full press statement from the Lungu administration below : Cabinet has today approved chan...
President Lungu is in the process of tabling a revised Budget as Cabinet abandons elements of the Sata mining fiscal regime following press...
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Zambia Standard & Poor Rating
Editor's note: Standard and Poor a week ago affirmed Zambia's credit rating at 'B+', and kept its outlook on negative based on fiscal and external risks. Overview We continue to believe that Zambia’s institutional strengths and solid growth prospects remain...
Editor's note: Standard and Poor a week ago affirmed Zambia's credit rating at 'B+', and kept its outlook on negative based...
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Zampost Rising
Zampost Microfinance Limited (ZML), a subsidiary of the parastatal Zampost, is planning to issue its first tranche (K40 million) of the K100 million bond on the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE) by the end of this month to support expansion of its credit busines...
Zampost Microfinance Limited (ZML), a subsidiary of the parastatal Zampost, is planning to issue its first tranche (K40 million) of the K10...
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Zambia Monetary Policy Statement (May 2015)
Editor's note : The Bank of Zambia released its quarterly monetary policy statement this week. It notes that lower than programmed revenue is putting pressure on the financing requirements for the Budget from the domestic market which is causing yield rates...
Editor's note : The Bank of Zambia released its quarterly monetary policy statement this week. It notes that lower than programmed re...
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When the party equals the government
A couple of months ago, a long time ally of the Zambian Economist, asked us an important question : ‘Why do you always refer to government as the “PF government?’ We suspected she felt we were inadvertently promoting a one party state. We explained that we ...
A couple of months ago, a long time ally of the Zambian Economist, asked us an important question : ‘Why do you always refer to government a...
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Mining Tax Reversal, 3rd Edition
Reports are emerging that Government has indeed reverted to the 2014 two-tier mining tax regime which was abolished in the 2015 Budget. However, the mineral royalties will now be set at at 9 percent for both open-pit and underground mines. Reuters are quoti...
Reports are emerging that Government has indeed reverted to the 2014 two-tier mining tax regime which was abolished in the 2015 Budget. Howe...
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Justice in Zambia (Prisons, Police, Legal Aid)
The Legal and Justice Sector Reform Commission set up by former Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba is still seating and continues to receive some interesting submissions. Bishop Davies Malulu (Kabwe) recently told the Commission that “there is need to abandon ...
The Legal and Justice Sector Reform Commission set up by former Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba is still seating and continues to receive s...
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Social Cash Transfer (Progress Update)
Editor's note : The following is statement from the Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Emerine Kabanshi MP on the scaling up of the social cash transfer programme. We have made minor edits to ease reading. I would like to thank you ...
Editor's note : The following is statement from the Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Emerine Kabanshi MP on ...
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