Category: Weekly Column

LEVERAGING MANGANESE AND GOLD MINING FOR ZAMBIA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOB CREATION.

In this week’s Monday Opinion, we look at the potential of Zambia’s mining sector, specifically focusing on the viability of manganese and gold mining to drive economic growth and job…
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BRICS INFLUENCE IN SHAPING THE FINANCIAL GLOBAL LANDSCAPE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING ECONOMIES LIKE ZAMBIA.

Last week, we explored the BRICS economy—an alliance of emerging market economies comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Now, we shift our focus to examine BRICS’ potential impact…
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THE BRICS ECONOMY: UNDERSTANDING THE ORIGINS AND IMPACT ON THE WORLD ECONOMY.

In this week’s edition of the Monday Opinion, we will delve into the BRICS economy, focusing on its origin, expansion, and transformative impact on the global economic landscape.

Achieving Sustainable Mining in Zambia: The Role of Technology, Innovation, and Government Regulation

Technology and innovation are key drivers of this transition towards sustainable mining. Some countries have leveraged technology to improve efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of resource extraction.

Understanding Zambia’s Beneficial Ownership Transparency Law: A Crucial Step Towards Transparency in the Mining Sector – Part II

In this week’s Monday Opinion, we introduced the topic of understanding Zambia’s benenficial ownership laws as a crucial step towards transparency in the mining sector. This week, we continue the…
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Understanding Zambia’s Beneficial Ownership Law: A Crucial Step Towards Transparency in the Mining Sector – Part I

Zambia’s mining sector serves as a critical pillar of its economy, offering immense potential for growth and development. However, the sector has been plagued by challenges such as opacity, corruption,…
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Zambia’s Path on the IMF-Supported Program: Reviewing Performance and Progress on Structural Benchmarks.

On 31st August 2022, Zambia was granted a 36-month Extended Credit Facility (ECF) International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported programme marking a crucial step in the country’s quest to restructure its…
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Repositioning Zambia’s Mining Sector for Energy Transition Benefits.

In last week’s column, we introduced the concept of energy transition and explored its potential impact on Zambia’s mining sector. Additionally, we emphasized how Zambia could strategically position itself to…
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THE ENERGY TRANSITION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ZAMBIA’s MINING SECTOR?

In this week’s column, we explore the concept of energy transition and its potential impact on Zambia’s mining sector. We discuss how Zambia can strategically position itself to capitalize on…
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DEBT RESTRUCTURING IN ZAMBIA:Exploring the G20 Common Framework and Insights from Argentina, Greece, and Ecuador

In last week’s column, we examined the adverse consequences of delayed debt restructuring in Zambia, ranging from hindrances to investment and currency depreciation to delayed access to crucial IMF financing.