Last Word

4 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

5 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 ...

5 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 ...

5 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 ...

6 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, ...

6 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 ...

6 months ago | March 15, 2019

Inflation slows benefits of devaluation

Zimbabwe’s economy at the moment should be benefiting from what could be considered a classic if not complex and uneven ...

6 months ago | March 8, 2019

Money supply slashed in real terms

Many businesses are still stumbling in their pricing policies and accounting procedures because they are not thinking ...

7 months ago | March 1, 2019

New thinking needed by business

The major changes in monetary policy made last week are taking time to work their way through the systems and into the ...

7 months ago | February 22, 2019

Fiscal measures must back forex policy

Zimbabwe’s last two attempts to switch the allocation of foreign currency from fiat decisions to market forces – ESAP in ...

7 months ago | February 8, 2019

Fiscal policy, not panic, must influence pricing

A lot of businesses are confused over pricing, and others are panicking, although so far as we can see neither confusion ...