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5 days ago | July 30, 2021

Zimbabwe doing rather well

After reading all the dire predictions and prognoses given out by some economists before the Mid-year Budget Review and ...

2 weeks ago | July 23, 2021

Building primary industry now vital

The downside, yet to be restored, of the economic reforms of the 1990s and the hyperinflation era in the 2000s was the ...

4 weeks ago | July 9, 2021

Lockdown rules make business harder

Zimbabwean business is coping with the Covid-19 waves of infection and the resulting intensifications of the lockdown, ...

1 month ago | July 2, 2021

MPC has stabilising, conservative agenda

Zimbabwe’s banking sector is now drifting close to real interest rates, once we look at annualised inflation rates ...

1 month ago | June 25, 2021

Kuvimba has shown the way

State-owned enterprises have a bad reputation in Zimbabwe, and often deservedly so, with even the best usually ...

2 months ago | June 18, 2021

Listing of auction abusers welcome

Business Weekly Last Word The listing of 18 alleged abusers of the Foreign Currency Auction System as the first batch of ...

2 months ago | June 11, 2021

Mining refining needs to be planned

Once again we have had meetings involving the mining industry, and one again we have discussion on the need to add value ...

2 months ago | May 28, 2021

S&P leaves SA’s credit rating unchanged

‘We’ve been given breathing space…and I think it’s now very much in our hands to demonstrate that the commitments we’ve ...

Rural growth can lead development

Rural development in Zimbabwe needs to go far beyond the empowerment of small-scale farmers and their conversion to ...

2 months ago | May 21, 2021

RBZ auction list shows the opportunities

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is now becoming fanatical about transparency and providing information, with the latest ...

3 months ago | May 14, 2021

New bridge is node of new road network

There have been some doubts expressed over whether Zimbabwe’s late buy-in into the new Kazungula Bridge across the ...

3 months ago | May 7, 2021

Savings culture needs low inflation

One important element of any expanding economy is the mobilisation of domestic savings, money that individuals and ...

3 months ago | April 30, 2021

EIB facility sends a strong signal

The decision by the European Investment Bank, the European Union’s bank owned by its member states, to extend a 15 ...

3 months ago | April 23, 2021

Referees need their red cards

Over the next year Zimbabwean businesses and producers are going to have to think a great deal more seriously about ...

4 months ago | April 16, 2021

Local businesses can be created

Indigenisation as a policy received a bad reputation and the way it was set out was a major brake on much needed ...

4 months ago | April 9, 2021

What AfCFTA means for Zimbabwe

The African Continental Free Trade Area came into operation at the beginning of the year but this was just the start of ...

4 months ago | April 2, 2021

Small businesses need system change

Small businesses, especially new small businesses, face a myriad of problems from financing and marketing through ...

IUCN Red List deals fresh blow to ivory trade push

Business Writer Elephants on the African rangeland have been placed on the International Union for Conservation of ...

4 months ago | March 26, 2021

Auctions kill crony capitalism

Crony capitalism has been identified in many studies as a serious problem in many countries, hampering the entry of new ...

5 months ago | March 19, 2021

RBZ list fascinating reading

The list published by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe of the top hundred bidders on the foreign currency auctions has few ...