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Stanbic extends longest banking hours to the Copperbelt

Stanbic extends longest banking hours to the Copperbelt

Stanbic Bank customers in the Copperbelt Province are now able to enjoy the added benefits of the longest banking hours in the country, as the bank has extended hours of operation to its branches located at shopping malls in the province’s major towns. Customers in Ndola and Kitwe can now conduct banking business from 08:15 […]

Business conditions in private sector still improving – Stanbic

The latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey data from Stanbic Bank and IHS Markit has signalled a further upturn in commercial dealings in the Zambian private sector in October 2017. According to the report, higher underlying demand caused both output and new business to expand, though at slightly lesser rates than observed in September. Firms […]

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Zambeef Joint CEO Carl Irwin to retire in March 2018

Dr Irwin, along with Francis Grogan, founded the company in 1994, growing the company from a small butchery business into a multi-national conglomerate that is one of the largest and most successful companies listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange, with a secondary listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. Dr […]

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While the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Africa historically has been concentrated in Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt and Libya, the prospects for gas in the rest of Africa have steadily increased in recent years. This development not only has opened the door to opportunities for export, but also for supporting the demand for reliable […]

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Oxfam’s take on the Paradise papers

The Paradise Papers like the Panama Papers have yet again exposed the iniquities of tax havens. Zambia like several other African countries has not been spared the injustices and harmful impacts of tax dodging. A media sweep on broader issues of transparency and accountability in Zambia shows that mismanagement and corruption are hardwired in the […]

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FQM’s Kalumbila Minerals awarded for maintaining outstanding ecological standards

First Quantum Minerals’ subsidiary Kalumbila Minerals Limited has dug deep to win the Zambia Chamber of Mines’ Best Performer in Environmental Management award for 2015/16 after it demonstrated the finest sustainable environmental management practices and approval rate by host communities and the relevant regulatory body. The mining firm was recognised for developing an effective implementation […]

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AWEP awards Stanbic for supporting women

Stanbic Bank Zambia has received a top award from the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) for its programme to support female business leaders. The Anakazi Banking initiative was launched earlier this year to increase access for women to finance and capacity-building activities. It includes training, mentoring and networking events to build knowledge in management and […]

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The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) says it anticipates a continued increase in the volumes of import inspections following the introduction of the single window online clearance system of goods coming into the country. ZABS Head of Marketing & Public Relations Hazel Zulu says the online system which was initially piloted at Chirundu, but has […]

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Top businesswomen roar at Lionesses of Africa network session

Dozens of Zambian female entrepreneurs today lit up the Lionesses of Africa Lean In Breakfast, an event that aims to empower African women by sharing useful and relevant information regarding business and entrepreneurship. The event took place at Lusaka’s Taj Pamodzi Hotel. Sponsored by Stanbic Bank Zambia, the occasion brought together inspiring and successful women […]

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Zambian cuisine takes off with Emirates

Emirates Airline has delighted passengers from Zambia with a taste of home by serving nshima and other locally-inspired meals on its flights from Lusaka. In addition to the local staple, the world’s largest international airline, which flies daily direct from Lusaka to Dubai, is also offering locally sourced sweet potatoes, beef and cabbage on its […]

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