Firm partners Ecobank to finance agri-businesses

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: MOYO—We are targeting agribusiness One of the country’s commercial banks, Ecobank, has partnered Global Communities Malawi to enhance access to finance for small and medium agri-businesses. The […]

Tobacco demand could plummet | The Times Group

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: SADALA—We need more buyers Demand for Malawi tobacco could plummet in the 2018/19 season following a prolonged market and bloated volumes that characterised the sale of Malawi’s […]

Pressure on kwacha | The Times Group

By Taonga Sabola: Pressure has started mounting on the local trading unit, the kwacha, as the country passes through the lean foreign exchange period, investment management and advisory firm Alliance […]

Study unveils gaps in agri-supply chain

By Faith Kamtambe: KUWALI—There are various challenges A recent study has shown that poor infrastructure and lack of structured markets continue stifling growth of small and medium agri-businesses in the […]

New property firm launched | The Times Group

By Taonga Sabola: A property ownership firm, Icon Properties, was on Tuesday launched on the market with promises to take Malawi’s real estate business to another level. The firm has […]

Sadc prioritises Malawi’s interconnection | The Times Group

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) Senior Programme Officer for the Energy Sector, Moses Ntlamelle, has said the regional bloc is prioritising Malawi’s interconnectivity to the Southern African […]

Malawi up 3 steps on competitiveness index

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: Malawi has moved three steps up on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI)—the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide—issued by the World Economic Forum. The country has […]

Producers challenged on consumer needs

By Patience Lunda, Contributor: COMPETITIVE—Some local products Food Producers have been urged to consider consumer feedback to satisfy market demands. The call comes amid concerns among consumers over poor quality […]

Government to open SMEs bank

By Watipaso Mzungu, Contributor: GONDWE— The idea is to promote SMEs The government has said it would soon open a bank offering comprehensive services to small and medium enterprises SMEs. […]

Malawi hosts regional energy meet

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: MAGALASI—We have scrutinized inputs Malawi is from Tuesday hosting a four-day Regional Electricity Regulatory Association of Southern Africa (Rera) summit in Lilongwe. Delegates from at least 11 […]