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Economic Contribution

The economy of contribution takes place, in the manner of a general economy, alongside the market, public and gift economies: Through regulation by prices, public decision making and by the principle of reciprocity, the economy of contribution replaces regulation by the interactions of participation (both quantitative and qualitative) within an activity.

Copper prices reached a seven-year peak on 1 December 2020, hitting $7,719 per metric tonne amid renewed demand, attributed to factors including China’s economic rebound, and a growing appetite globally for copper-intensive clean energy technology and Electric Vehicles.  When mining...
When a mining company that is still engaged in the early stages of an exploration venture in Northwestern Province initiates a project to benefit communities in the area where it hopes to do business, this shows real commitment to...
The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed or changed many aspects of the world as we know it, but the demand for copper that is being driven by clean energy isn't one of them. A greener, sustainable planet is as...
Following on from our Experts’ Round-Up, in which we asked the country's financial brains whether our economy is on the road to recovery, Mining For Zambia revisits the question on every Zambian’s mind: Can the mining sector be the...
Mopani Copper Mines has been in the news a fair bit recently. If you look beyond the headlines, you’ll discover that the Copperbelt-based miner joined the fight against COVID-19 early on, and is among the most proactive companies in...
Zambia’s “lack of fiscal flexibility” will greatly affect its long-term ability to recover from a COVID-19-induced economic fallout, according to new data from the Africa Risk-Reward Index, compiled by Control Risks, the renowned global risk consultancy. The more “fiscal...
In the two weeks following Finance Minister Hon. Bwalya Ng’andu’s 2021 National Budget proposal, much debate has centred on exactly how Zambia will achieve an economic recovery. With bondholders rejecting a debt repayment suspension deal, and talks with the...
Each year, the Africa Risk-Reward Index compiled by Control Risks, the renowned global risk consultancy, shows us where the country stands in terms of the rewards it offers prospective investors. This year, Zambia is at the very bottom of...
In his speech delivered last week at the opening of the current sitting of Parliament, Zambia’s President, His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, set out very clearly that delivering an economic recovery “is the number one goal of my Government”....
In his recently delivered speech at the official opening of Parliament, H.E. President Edgar Lungu stated that pursuing an economic recovery is the priority of his Government. There is therefore more anticipation than ever ahead of the 2021 National...

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