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Copper prices soar to 14- month high, Hichilema vows to end corruption; see our top 10 stories of the week


In case you missed them, here are our top 10 stories of the week:

1. President Hakainde Hichilema, says never again will the country find itself in such a crisis where debt levels become so unsustainable and burden the treasury.Read more….

2. Copper has risen by 0.7 percent to $9,329 a tonne on the London Metal Exchange( LME ) as aluminum advanced 0.8 percent. Read more….

3. The Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE)’s performance has remained positive in the first quarter of this year with market capitalisation standing at K97.7 billion, up by 10.2 percent. Read more….

4. Zambia is reportedly in talks to restructure US$3.3 billion of commercial debt, after reaching a deal with overseas holders of its sovereign bonds last week.Read more….

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5. Zambia’s Central Bank has announced the takeover of Investrust Bank PLC effective April 2 due to its insolvency. Read more…

6. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative, Eric Lautier, says it is not yet the end of the road for Zambia in terms of debt restructuring as more work still needs to be done. Read more…

7. The Energy Regulations Board (ERB) has maintained the fuel pump prices for the month of April. Read more…

8. Socialist Party president, Fred M’membe, was on Tuesday committed to the High Court for trial on allegations of espionage. Read more…

9. The ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) has accused the opposition political parties of deliberately trying to misinform citizens over the debt agreement. Read more….

10. The Atas Lionesses of Morocco silenced the Copper Queens with a shock 2-1 first leg victory at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, moving them a step closer to the Paris 2024 Olympics. Read more…

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