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Economy

We are forecasting a decline in Zambia's fiscal deficit in the medium term, from 2.9% of GDP in 2010 to 1.4% in 2011. With high levels of foreign direct investment flowing into the... 2010-08-25


Economy

Foreign investors, particularly Chinese companies, continue to dump money into Zambia's economy. In H110, the country received investment pledges worth US$2.4bn, with pledged employment... 2010-08-25


Political Risk

The first ever visit of Zambia's President, Rupiah Banda, to Turkey is yet another effort by the current government to build new economic partnerships with large emerging market countries.... 2010-07-26


Economy

We expect Zambia's trade surplus to widen in 2010 as billions of US dollars of investment in copper mines from the previous five years to begin to bear fruit. In H110, several of... 2010-07-26


Economy

We expect to see an appreciation of the Zambian kwacha against the US dollar to about ZMK4,500 by the end of H210. A number of infrastructure, power and mining projects funded by foreign... 2010-06-29


Economy

Chinese foreign direct investment is reaching a number of sectors in Zambia. While the bulk (89%) of FDI is still channelled into the mining sector, the dollar value and job creation... 2010-06-29


Economy

China's new focus on developing a range of sectors in Zambia, rather than just extractive industries, will help the Zambian government to justify such a deep partnership instead of... 2010-06-07


Economy

High mineral prices that are fuelling the economic boom in Zambia must also be seen as a political risk. With copper at selling at US$7,000/tonne, more than double its price at the... 2010-06-01


Economy

President Andry Rajoelina's interim administration has accused former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano - a key mediator - of siding with Marc Ravalomanana amid the ongoing political... 2010-06-01


Economy

BMI View: Headline inflation fell to 9.1% y-o-y in May 2010 from 9.2% in April, according to the Central Statistical Office. We believe that inflation will head higher over H210, ending... 2010-06-01

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