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4 days ago | January 17, 2020

PPPs needed, but with care and thought

As the Second Republic drags Zimbabwe out of the inherited economic morass, there is the serious problem of how to raise ...

2 weeks ago | January 10, 2020

We all need to unite to push ahead this year

Businesses will be joining the eternal farmers’ chorus — “This year will be better” as they re-open factories and ...

1 month ago | December 20, 2019

The hard lessons learned in 2019

As 2019 draws to its close, many in the business world will be feeling that this year they really earned their pay as ...

1 month ago | December 13, 2019

Exports rise fast as reforms create real economy

Business Weekly Last Word Zimbabwe had a positive balance of trade in October this year, and that was due to a sustained ...

2 months ago | December 6, 2019

Corporate governance rules must be followed

Zimbabwe’s State Enterprises and parastatals have generally had a bad time in recent decades with most being a near ...

2 months ago | November 29, 2019

The devil lurks in the details

The foul-up over the implementation of a rational change in how subsidies on basic food items need to be applied shows ...

2 months ago | November 22, 2019

Cassava’s avoidable PR disaster

When it comes to public relations, Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe and its EcoCash operation showed this week exactly what not ...

2 months ago | November 15, 2019

Budget: sober, pro-business, pro-people

Business people should be grateful that Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube went for a ...

3 months ago | October 18, 2019

Farmers need financing now

With rains soon to fall and soils wet enough for planting in about a month’s time, it is essential that Zimbabwean ...

3 months ago | October 11, 2019

RBZ must fight rumours with facts

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, and to a lesser extent the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, need to be far ...

4 months ago | October 4, 2019

Industries must seize supply chains

As farmers and electricity consumers start gazing at the sky waiting for rain, farmers are also seeking inputs and after ...

4 months ago | September 27, 2019

Black market bubbles need early pricking

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe finally stepped in a week ago to take resolute action against those who had created the ...

4 months ago | September 20, 2019

Return to decisive action on real facts

Zimbabwe’s monetary and fiscal authorities seem to be good at strategy but bad at tactics as they continue tackling the ...

4 months ago | September 13, 2019

IPEC needs to crack the whip on lost pensions

There was a time when a worker’s pension fund was one of their most valuable assets, guaranteed to provide at least a ...

5 months ago | September 6, 2019

Xenophobia harms trade and business

The xenophobic attacks in South Africa are more than a human tragedy: they are also damaging business and trade across ...

5 months ago | August 30, 2019

Who pays for subsidies?

Among the many economic reforms being tackled by the new dispensation is the emotive issue of subsidies, direct and ...

5 months ago | August 16, 2019

Innovation and research needed

Zimbabwean industry is starting to become more innovative but generally has a long way to go before it approaches even ...

5 months ago | August 9, 2019

Zesa needs fixing so Zimbabwe copes

Zimbabwe’s electricity supply is in a dreadful mess after more than a quarter century of misplanning and mismanagement ...

6 months ago | August 2, 2019

Clear and accurate account of progress

Minister of Finance and Economic Development Prof Mthuli Ncube yesterday presented a workmanlike supplementary budget ...

6 months ago | July 26, 2019

Pricing formulas needed for viability

The two fuel price increases in the last fortnight are an example of rigid adherence to a pricing formula that uses the ...