Zambia

In-depth country-focused analysis on Zambia's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Zambia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Zambia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Zambia's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Zambia before your competitors.

Zambia Country Risk

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Core Views: Zambia is facing several political challenges including a weakening currency, rumours of President Sata's ill-health and a main opposition party in disarray. The country must also...

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Zambia Industry Coverage (10)

Agribusiness

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BMI View:   We expect food security in South West Africa to improve over the short term , as we expect higher corn production from Zambia in 2014/15 . Over the medium term, we see downside...

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Autos

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Zambia's strong economic fundamentals, such as substantial investment inflows to the mining sector, improving productivity in the copper sector, expansionary fiscal policy and a rise in private...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: Continued sluggishness in the global commodity markets has weighed on the Zambian economy , and t he removal of government subsidies for fuel and maize is expected to drive...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: The rating for Zambia's construction sector suffers this quarter due to a revision of historical data that has downgraded estimates but the long term macro trends and growth rate...

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Mining

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News: The Indian Ministry of Shipping has been urged by the Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) to merge the Kamarajar Port with ChPT or bring it under ChPT's control. The merging is attributed to loss of...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View:   The disparity between urban and rural healthcare provision in Zambia is showing signs of being addressed, with the recent opening of the first ever hospital to serve the district of...

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Power

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BMI View: The outlook for Zambia ' s power sector is generally positive. After decades of underinvestment by the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO ) the government has responded to...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : BMI's Q 3 14 Southern Africa report analyses the latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments in the telecoms markets in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Mauritius,...

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Tourism

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BMI View: BMI's Zambia tourism report examines a range of key indicators in this fledgling market in Sub Saharan Africa. Though development is still in the early stages, with the hotel sector and...

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