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6 days 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 ...

2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 months ago | March 5, 2021

State projects good for business

Amid the pressures on many businesses, with recovery from the two-month Level Four national lockdown leading the pack, ...

3 months ago | February 26, 2021

Choose to finish what you start

Arthur Marara The difference between winners and losers is that winners finish what they start while losers don’t. This ...

Problem of accidental monopolies

There has been concern in Zimbabwe that monopolies, near monopolies and market dominance can lead to price distortions ...

3 months ago | February 19, 2021

Businesses must continue leadership

The easing of the Level Four national lockdown, and in particular the modest relaxation of curfew and the introduction ...

3 months ago | February 5, 2021

Crop pricing needs careful thought

There is a lot of debate over guaranteed producer prices for farmers growing crops under Government-funded programmes, ...

3 months ago | January 29, 2021

New signals in the auction market

The foreign currency auctions run by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe set the exchange rate through a market mechanism ...

4 months ago | January 22, 2021

Businesses need to plan and innovate

While the infection rates for Covid-19 appear to be going down very slowly, the death figures, which measure the ...

4 months ago | January 15, 2021

The promise of AfCFTA

On January 1, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into force.

4 months ago | January 8, 2021

Business needs good ideas on lockdown

Most businesses would have seen the major challenge to the new year being the return to Level Four national lockdown and ...

4 months ago | January 1, 2021

Consumer protection can help business

The Consumer Protection Act, passed into law in mid-year, did not cause much of a splash when it was gazetted, but it is ...

5 months ago | December 28, 2020

‘Next year will be better’

Businesspeople are a bit like farmers at year end, saying to themselves that “next year will be better”, except that ...