US says reforms key to increased power supply

DUMBANI MZALE, A CONTRIBUTOR: The United States (US) Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer, says there are outstanding elements of power sector reforms that remain to be completed if Malawi is […]

JTI undecided on dumped tobacco

BY CHIMWEMWE MANGAZI: One of the country’s tobacco-buying companies, JTI Leaf Malawi, Monday failed to give government a solid commitment on whether it would buy the remaining tobacco from its […]

Bankers say 75% of Malawians unbanked

BY TAONGA SABOLA: The Institute of Bankers in Malawi (IOB) has said 75 percent of country’s population has no access to formal banking services. IOB Chairperson, Eric Ouattara, told reporters […]

Business slows down in first half

BY TAONGA SABOLA: The Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) has said performance of the business sector slowed down in the first six months of 2018 as […]

‘Financing critical in revamping farming’

BY ALICK PONJE: Farmers Organisation Limited (FOL) has said sufficiently financing the agriculture sector is essential for the realisation of farmers’ dreams of reaping maximum benefits from their toil. FOL […]

Neglecting girls’ education costly – World Bank report

BY TAONGA SABOLA: A recent report by the World Bank has revealed that limited education opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education cost countries between $15 […]

Malawi inches up on Global Innovation Index

BY TAONGA SABOLA: Malawi has inched up by one position on the 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII) from 115 last year to 114 out of 126 global economies this year. […]

FDH Bank intensifies its financial inclusion drive

BY WILLIAM KUMWEMBE: One of the country’s commercial banks, FDH Bank, has reiterated its commitment to contributing towards the national financial inclusion drive and extending its reach to the unbanked […]

CFTC engages ACB to curb anti-competitive practices

BY AUDREY KAPALAMULA: The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to fight anti-competitive business practices in the country. […]

Inflation falls to 8.6 percent

By William Kumwembe Food prices are going up Malawi’s headline inflation softened by 0.3 percentage points in June to hit 8.6 percent as food prices remained subdued. In its inflation […]