New vessels to ply on Lake Malawi

BY CHIMWEMWE MANGAZI, IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA: Malawian business operators have been urged to make full use of two new Tanzanian vessels when transporting cargo between the two countries. […]

Contract tobacco growers hit jackpot

BY CYPRIAN NDAU, A CONTRIBUTOR: Somewhere in Chilaza Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kalolo, in Lilongwe lives one tobacco farmer, Madalitso Gibson Nkhwekwe, who has just had preliminary sales of his […]

MPC maintains policy rate at 16%

BY TAONGA SABOLA: The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) yesterday resolved to maintain the indicative price of money, technically known as policy rate, […]

Illovo says H1 good for business

BY SHARON JUMBE: Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE)-listed Illovo Sugar Malawi has said the first half of 2018 has been fruitful for the company. Illovo Head of Domestic Sales, Walter Nyamilandu, […]

Tobacco rakes in $ 204.1 million

BY WILLIAM KUMWEMBE: Malawi has so far realised a total of $204.15 million from sales of top export crop, tobacco, figures from regulator, the Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) have shown. […]

FDH splashes prizes in Digi Save promotion

BY TAONGA SABOLA: One of the country’s commercial banks, FDH Bank, on Monday splashed various prizes during the first draw of its Digi Save promotion. The draw, held at the […]

Malawi in $98.9 million BoP deficit in Q1

BY TAONGA SABOLA: Malawi recorded a Balance of Payments (BoP) deficit of US$98.9 million (K71.7 billion) in the first quarter of 2018, statistics from the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) […]

Bam to host agri-business indaba

BY Mc DONALD CHAPALAPATA, A CONTRIBUTOR: All is set for a two-day agri-business conference organised by the Bankers Association of Malawi (Bam) in Lilongwe mid July. The indaba will offer […]

UK for improved trade with Africa

BY CHIMWEMWE MANGAZI: The newly-appointed United Kingdom’s (UK) Trade Commissioner for Africa, Emma Wade-Smith, has reiterated her country’s commitment to boost its trade and investment relationship with African countries. Wade-Smith, […]

Rewarding toil of tobacco farming

BY ALICK PONJE: STOP IT— A depiction of child labour in a play He wakes up at 4am, tends to his tobacco field, and then goes to the grass -thatched […]