Business on hold | The Times Group

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: Business came to a standstill in the country’s major cities Thursday as Malawians took to the streets, protesting May 21 Tripartite Elections results. Traditionally, businesses have not […]

Industry gears up for ICT expo

By Emmanuel Simpokolwe: BISIKA—The expo is very significant The government has expressed optimism that the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) international expo the country is set to host in August […]

Expert tips Malawi on fuel cost cutting

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: CHIKAONDA—This system is killing haulage capacity Logistics expert, Pascal Chikaonda, has said Malawi must quit the Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU) system of procuring fuel if it is […]

Despair, smiles as kwacha falls

By Taonga Sabola: Felix Thole Portfolio management and advisory firm, Nico Asset Managers, has said the fall in the value of the kwacha could bring both negative and positive effects […]

Fertiliser Policy awaits Cabinet | The Times Group

By Faith Kadzanja: MUNTHALI—We need this policy The Ministry of Agriculture has said it is waiting for the new cabinet to table the Fertiliser Policy. Among other things, the policy […]

Uneca to date private sector over AfCFTA

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: CHATIMA—There are a number of issues The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Uneca) is expected to engage local private sector players and other stakeholders from next […]

Inflation eases to 8.9 percent

By William Kumwembe: NGWIRA—It was expected Malawi’s headline inflation eased by 0.2 percentage points in May 2019 to 8.9 percent from 9.1 percent, figures from National Statistical Office (NSO) have […]

Experts bang heads on compact priorities

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: Stakeholders have identified macro-economic volatility, rural transport and access to land as three top challenges that Malawi’s second Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact should address. This follows […]

Improved seed varieties to increase productivity

By Audrey Kapalamula: Authorities have expressed optimism that 50 enhanced varieties of seeds, promoted through Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies (FtF MISST), would improve agricultural productivity in the country. […]

Malawi kwacha sinks to new low

By Taonga Sabola: Pressure is mounting on the country’s trading currency, the kwacha, with Malawians needing over K800 to buy the dollar from around K740 in March. This is the […]