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4 days ago | May 13, 2022

Speculative liquidity drying up fast

The weekend measures announced by President Mnangagwa, after he fairly obviously put his economic team under a lot of ...

2 weeks ago | May 6, 2022

Big Bang the way to dedollarise?

Last Word Zimbabwe is a highly unusual country when it comes to currency, legally allowing people and businesses to use ...

4 weeks ago | April 22, 2022

Split Bulawayo Show from ZITF

Last Word The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) opens again next week, and while Covid-19 precautions need to be ...

1 month ago | April 15, 2022

PRAZ list could start long-needed database

One of the major problems in doing business in Zimbabwe is tracking down suppliers with tens of thousands of companies ...

1 month ago | April 8, 2022

$100 note replaces a coin

Last Word The imminent introduction of the $100 note is a sign of the times, that the value of the Zimbabwe dollar has ...

2 months ago | April 1, 2022

Farmers, civil servants may tame markets

The tobacco selling season opened this week and over the next few months farmers will be paid the equivalent of more ...

2 months ago | March 25, 2022

Last Word: Black market continues to defy reason

After remaining reasonably stable for a couple of months, the same months that have seen the auction rate drift to a ...

2 months ago | March 18, 2022

Care needed in energy to reduce carbon load

With the scientific evidence for worse global warming than previously predicted, it is obvious that everyone needs to ...

2 months ago | March 11, 2022

Rising fuel prices need careful management

Fast-rising prices of petrol and diesel in Zimbabwe, US$1,68 a litre for diesel and US$1,67 a litre for petrol are a ...

Inflation needs conventional fixing

The Monetary Policy Statement this week has bad news and good news, the bad news centring on the way the black-market ...

3 months ago | February 4, 2022

Decoding Reserve Bank signalling

For the first time since the beginning of November the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on this week’s auction rejected bids ...

4 months ago | January 28, 2022

Quality thrust needed to push industry

BusinessWeekly  Last Word The new policy being finalised to give priority to raising the quality and standards of ...

4 months ago | January 21, 2022

Time to sing from the same hymn sheet

The new year is well underway, all factories have reopened after their annual shutdown with the maintenance teams ...

4 months ago | January 14, 2022

Sustained growth will double economy

Zimbabwe’s economy is now growing fast, even if there is likely to be some minor argument over just how fast, and ...

4 months ago | January 7, 2022

LAST WORD: Investing rather than hoarding needed

AMONG the odd economic indicators in the Zimbabwean economy is the money supply, still a bit higher than it should be ...

5 months ago | December 31, 2021

Fear can generate self-fulfilling prophecy

Although there was a high level of price stability towards Christmas, the gloves have come off as new stock moves, with ...

5 months ago | December 17, 2021

New steel mills will allow heavy industry

Zimbabwean industrialists need to look at building proper heavy industrial sector as the giant steel mills in ...

5 months ago | December 10, 2021

Back on course, but we need to learn

Business Weekly Last Word While the economic indicators are now settling down, monthly inflation falling again after a ...

6 months ago | December 3, 2021

Care needed for farm producer subsidies

BusinessWeekly  Last Word By becoming intelligent over how it supports farming, and by formalising systems and cleaning ...

6 months ago | November 26, 2021

Budget opens door for honest business

When businesses look at yesterday’s National Budget, several points will strike them: no extra goodies for business, but ...