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2 days 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 ...

1 week 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 weeks 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, ...

4 weeks 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

1 month ago | January 15, 2021

The promise of AfCFTA

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

2 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 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 ...

3 months ago | December 11, 2020

2021 opens opportunities for smart companies

The year is fast drawing to a close and for most businesses in Zimbabwe, 2020 has been the end of one era and the start ...

3 months ago | December 4, 2020

Two roads for growing Zimbabwean industry

The percentage of Zimbabwe’s gross national product coming from manufacturing has been steadily falling while that for ...

3 months ago | November 27, 2020

NatPharm shows how to cope with emergencies

Among the many welcome reforms in the Ministry of Health and Child Care over the last few months has been the remarkable ...

3 months ago | November 20, 2020

Sober Treasury manages pay rises

As anyone at Alcoholics Anonymous will tell you, there is no such thing as “one little drink” for an alcoholic: they ...

Walk through the storm

Arthur Marara “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass . . . It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” (Vivian ...

4 months ago | November 13, 2020

The time to start a business is now

The economic stability Zimbabwe is now enjoying — having Covid-19 under control and the efforts of first the private ...

4 months ago | November 6, 2020

We got carried away in demergers

Many people don’t like Mathematics. Maths phobia, if that’s the right term, has forced some gifted students to drop the ...

Good staff health is good business

The dramatic rises in Covid-19 infections in Europe and the United States highlight the dangers of complacency and, a ...

4 months ago | October 30, 2020

Quality, pricing need to be fixed

The pro-business attitude of the Government was stressed this week when President Mnangagwa, in the ceremony activating ...

4 months ago | October 16, 2020

Win in your family

Arthur Marara “No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and ...