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2 weeks ago | March 27, 2020

Full co-operation can avert a lockdown

Covid-19 has already seriously disrupted large swathes of the global economy, and Zimbabwe has not been spared, but in ...

4 weeks ago | March 13, 2020

Next steps in reform need to work well

The biggest single problem of treating dedollarisation as a process, taken a step at a time, is that at times events ...

2 months ago | February 21, 2020

More active policy needed to change perceptions

Monetary Policy Statements have now returned to the levels of conservative ideals not seen for a quarter century as ...

2 months ago | February 14, 2020

Direct payments rather than subsidies

The Government in general, and Minister of Finance and Economic Development Mthuli Ncube in particular, have been ...

2 months ago | February 7, 2020

Exchange rate stability can be achieved

Continuing stability in the Zimbabwe dollar exchange rate has moved up the economic and social agendas as perhaps the ...

3 months ago | January 24, 2020

Welcome to the real world and economy

Manufacturers wanting to raise production have a set of options, all of which require them in the short term to do ...

3 months 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 ...

3 months 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 ...

4 months 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 ...

4 months 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 ...

4 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 ...

4 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 ...

5 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 ...

5 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 ...

6 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 ...

6 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 ...

6 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 ...

6 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 ...

7 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 ...

7 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 ...