Economy

Zambia’s Copper Production Decreased in 2011

After reaching its highest levels since 1973 just two years ago, last year copper production in Zambia slightly decreased at the end of the year following the presidential elections. According...

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Zambia’s Fuel Shortage Persists

The Zambian government has directed the management of Tanzania Zambia Mafuta pipelines, or Tazama, to step up crude oil pumping to the country’s sole oil refinery on the Copperbelt province...

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Labour Minister Says Employers Must Apply for Permission to Fire Workers

Labour and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda has said that employers who will lay off workers as a result of the increase in the minimum wage without the approval of...

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Zambia, Ethiopia Sign Two Bilateral Agreements

Zambia and Ethiopia have today signed two agreements on economic, scientific and technical corporations and the draft protocol on establishment of bilateral consultations in multilateral affairs. QFM’s David Bweupe reports...

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Energy Minister Blames Fuel Shortage on Opposition

Energy Minister Christopher Yaluma says fuel shortages in some parts of the country is a political ploy by some individuals who want to undermine the government. Yaluma told Chmabishi residents...

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UK Intelligence Unit Predicts Minor Unrests in Zambia

The Economic Intelligence Unit of the United Kingdom has predicted that Zambia may be marred by occasional social and labour unrest for the period running 2012 to 2016. The latest...

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Unions Argue Shamenda Passed Minimum Wage without Consultation

The Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE) is shocked that Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda has gone ahead to announce minimum wages for domestic workers before consultation with stakeholders are concluded. The...

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Under Pressure PF Revise Minimum Wage

In the wake of growing dissent arising from frustrations by the majority of Patriotic Front supporters, government has revised the minimum wage for low-income earners in an attempt to revive...

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Times of Zambia Journalists Worried over Shamenda’s Bankruptcy Statement

Following an announcement by Zambia’s Minister of Information Fackson Shamenda that the Times Printpak, owner of the state newspaper Times of Zambia, was bankrupt and likely unable to continue operations,...

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Kwacha Expected to Make Gains on Dollar

Currency market analysts are predicting a strengthening of the Zambian kwacha against the U.S. dollar in the short term, indicating that the local currency is likely to trade below K5,100...

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