Analysis

2 months ago | June 28, 2019

What stabilises a currency?

“I have come to see the President, and I am going to stay here until I see him”. That was John Pierpont Morgan at the ...

Necessity of negotiating skills

As far as the matter of negotiation is concerned, Zimbabweans share a lot with other Africans. Historically, they are ...

2 months ago | June 27, 2019

Why credit rating agencies are still getting away with bad behaviour

International credit rating agencies have had their fair share of controversies over the years. They have been at the ...

2 months ago | June 26, 2019

How giving young people basic financial skills helps them find jobs

The picture in South Africa is a bleak one for the average 15 – 24 year old. Many have finished their schooling with a ...

2 months ago | June 25, 2019

Cautionary tale of tax incentives for cigarette makers from Zambia

Tobacco companies are zeroing in on one of the last global markets still ripe for exploitation: the African continent. ...

2 months ago | June 24, 2019

Ramaphosa’s critical choices to get South Africa back on track

Sean Gossel South Africa’s economy is in dire straits. Unemployment has reached a 15-year high of 27.6%. And in the ...

2 months ago | June 21, 2019

What does the Trump administration want from Iran?

Noah Weisbord Two oil tankers were attacked on June 13 off the coast of Oman, forcing the crew members of one burning ...

2 months ago | June 19, 2019

More work lies ahead to make Africa’s new free trade area succeed

Frank Mattheis At a time when the global trade regime is under attack, the African Union (AU) is celebrating the ...

2 months ago | June 18, 2019

Can social media help anti-corruption drives? A Nigerian case study

Tolu Olarewaju Corruption can have a crippling effect on a country’s economy. This is why African businesses have ...

2 months ago | June 17, 2019

European lithium projects gain attention amid push toward ...

European lithium projects are making a fresh push for capital, eager to supply the white metal to a burgeoning network ...

2 months ago | June 14, 2019

Inflation is healthy for the economy – but too much can trigger a ...

Richard S. Warr In a healthy economy, prices tend to go up – a process called inflation. While you might not like that ...

3 months ago | June 7, 2019

When will US$ exchange rate stabilise?

The month of May 2019 was a very eventful month indeed in as far financial markets in Zimbabwe are concerned. Top among ...

Fiscal surplus: Let Ncube harp away

Living in Zimbabwe can be really frustrating especially when one has to contend with galloping prices and shortage of ...

3 months ago | June 4, 2019

Three lessons for leadership from the Brexit mess

Ben Laker & Thomas Roulet Remember David Cameron? He’s the prime minister who gambled his career – and the stability ...

3 months ago | May 31, 2019

The confidence deficit

Many have suggested that Zimbabwe should emulate policies that transformed the Singapore of the mid-1960s to what it is ...

Big Data: New frontier of finance?

Many economists and Information Scientists are claiming that Big Data is now the new oil for the financial services. ...

3 months ago | May 22, 2019

Turkey’s currency collapse shows just how vulnerable its economy ...

Can Erbil If you happen to be a tourist in Turkey right now, consider yourself lucky. Otherwise, things look grim. The ...

3 months ago | May 21, 2019

Facebook’s ‘transparency’ efforts hide key reasons for showing ads

Oana Goga Facebook’s advertising platform was not built to help social media users understand who was targeting them ...

3 months ago | May 14, 2019

How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after ...

Fiona Anciano & Laurence Piper Recent devastating flooding in parts of South Africa as well as the second massive ...

3 months ago | May 13, 2019

Why political meddling with central banks is a terrible idea – ...

Andreas Kern Central bank independence is increasingly at risk around the world. In the U.S., President Donald Trump ...