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4 weeks 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

4 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 ...

4 months ago | July 19, 2019

June inflation: The last barrage: The Last Word

The horrific month-on-month inflation of 39,3 percent for June was expected since we all knew what had happened to ...

5 months ago | June 28, 2019

Forex bubble bursts, as predicted

As we have been warning, a bubble was forming in the US dollar exchange rate, and this week the really big bubble in the ...

5 months ago | June 7, 2019

And now for the good news

Despite the continued build-up of retained export earnings in nostro accounts, enough US dollars are starting to flow to ...

6 months ago | May 3, 2019

Privatisation needs careful thought

Over the decades the Government has acquired ownership of a fair number of businesses and utilities, sometimes ...

7 months ago | April 17, 2019

New currency will get input and thought

Neither Minister of Finance and Economic Development Prof Mthuli Ncube nor Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Dr ...

7 months ago | April 12, 2019

Need to tackle all parts of reform

Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube is in Washington for the Spring Meetings of ...

8 months ago | March 29, 2019

New policies producing results for business

The last six months have been a stormy ride economically for Zimbabwe and operationally for Zimbabwean businesses, ...

8 months ago | March 22, 2019

We can fix Cylone Idai damage properly

The economic cost of Cylone Idai has yet to be quantified, the Government rightly at this point being more concerned ...