Copper Prices To Remain High In Next 12 Months

The price of copper is likely to remain high over the next 12 months even as commodity prices fall on worries of a global economic slowdown, First Quantum Minerals president Clive Newall has said. Newall told Reuters by email that due to a fragile world economy, all commodity prices would be volatile over the next […]

Government Signs $650 Million Power Project Deal

The Ministry of Energy and Water Development has signed a 650 million dollars project agreement with Lunzua Power Authority (LPA) to carry out the development of hydro-power projects in the country. The project will involve the construction of a 93 Mega Watts Power plant at Kabwelume, a 151 Mega watts Power plant at Kundabwika and […]

Chinese Firm To Set Up Plastic Recycling Plant In Zambia

A Chinese Firm is to set up a Plastic recycling plant in Zambia. H.Y Investments Director, Huang Xianggao says his firm expects to produce 100 tonnes of recycled plastics per month. Meanwhile, some small and medium entrepreneurs are set to capitalise on this venture by sourcing used plastic materials at no cost. Theresa Kalebaila, a […]

ZB Appoints First Zambian MD

ZAMBIAN Brewerise Plc has appointed its first-ever Zambian-born and educated managing director ever since SAB Miller took over the country’s biggest brewer. Anele Malumo, a chartered accountant and holder of South African passport, joins Zambian Breweries Plc from South African Breweries (SAB) Limited where he had been regional manager for Central African region. Zambian Breweries […]

BOZ : Zambia’s Re-Classification Economic Status will Take Time To Manifest

The Bank of Zambia (BOZ) has said the benefits of Zambia’s re-classification as a lower middle income status country will take time to manifest into better lives for the people on the grassroots. BOZ deputy governor Austin Mwape says the indicators of poverty in the economy in the present time in comparison to the 1990s […]

Dangote Kicks-Off U.S.$400 Million Zambia Cement Plant Construction

Nigerian Conglomerate, Dangote Industries Limited, has extended the frontier of its businesses in Africa with the launch, last weekend, of a new $400million dollar cement manufacturing plant in Zambia. According to a statement made available to THISDAY, the ground-breaking ceremony in Masaiti near Ndola, Zambia’s manufacturing hub, witnessed by top government officials, ministers, and business […]

Mopani Confirms Arrival Of A US$26m Converter At Mufulira Site

The 26 million US dollar worth 132 tonne convertor owned by Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) arrived safely at its Mufulira site on Saturday morning. The converter arrived at Richards Bay, South Africa, from India on 21st June and crossed into Zambia on Saturday 16th July at the Kazungula Border post. According to a statement released  […]

Financing Scheme For Small Businesses Launched

A 5 million dollars financing facility, for micro, small and medium businesses, has been set up. This is under the initiative of the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) and the Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ). ZDA Director of MSMEs, Windu Matoka has confirmed the setting up of the Zambia Enterprise Development Fund. Mr Matoka has observed […]

Foreign and Local Money Market Update

Market liquidity was recorded at K558.6Bn on Thursday, dipping by K148.7Bn from the previous session K272.1Bn was traded on the interbank market at an average rate of 4.36%. On Wednesday, K269.5Bn had been traded at a weighted average rate of 4.26%. K250Bn was on offer in the weeks Treasury bill tender. Bids totalled K203.5Bn and […]

ZRA To Acquire An Integrated Tax Administration System

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has disclosed that it is in the process of acquiring an integrated tax administration system with E-payment and E- filling Interface Solutions as part of its on going modernization process. ZRA assistant director Medium Tax office Northern Region Jevson Phiri disclosed this during the first ever national stakeholder engagement workshop […]