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2 days ago | October 22, 2021

Falling auction rate makes bidding tricky

THE fall in the auction rate by 6.17 percent since the end of September, with more than half that decline seen last ...

1 week ago | October 15, 2021

Business must ride on Government efforts

World Expo 2020 in Dubai, moved to October this year until March 2022 because of Covid-19, offers a lot of opportunities ...

2 weeks ago | October 8, 2021

RBZ needs to act swifter against black market

The black market in foreign currency does, in normal circumstances, provide a living for the dealers who operate inside ...

3 weeks ago | October 1, 2021

LAST WORD: Chasing black market not an option

The black market is one of the most opaque and spread-out “so-called markets” in Zimbabwe with a very wide range of ...

4 weeks ago | September 24, 2021

LAST WORD: Business needs to help work out jab rules

Employers wanting safer work places and, if they play their cards right, probably gaining exemption from intensified ...

1 month ago | September 17, 2021

LAST WORD: Trade fairs can back online directories

The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair next week, even with Covid-19 restrictions, still has major relevance and ...

1 month ago | September 10, 2021

Mobilise more Zimbabwean investment

BusinessWeekly Last Word A major requirement in much of the Zimbabwean economy, and in particular the productive ...

2 months ago | September 3, 2021

LAST WORD: Action to clear auction bids needs to work

Action is being taken to clear the build-up in auction allotments that have yet to be converted to actual foreign ...

2 months ago | August 27, 2021

IMF SDRs to boost reserves, but . . .

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe  (RBZ) Governor John Mangudya was very careful this week when talking about the equivalent of ...

2 months ago | August 20, 2021

Business must work with State on vaccination

Business Weekly Last Word The costs, direct and indirect, of doing business in a Covid-19 environment are mounting for ...

2 months ago | August 13, 2021

Progress being made on auction strains

The oddities, complexities and symptoms of an incomplete market when we look at Zimbabwe’s foreign currency were ...

3 months ago | August 6, 2021

Bankers need to get back to basics

foreign currency auctions at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) have worked well and have done what was intended: ...

3 months ago | July 30, 2021

Zimbabwe doing rather well

After reading all the dire predictions and prognoses given out by some economists before the Mid-year Budget Review and ...

3 months ago | July 23, 2021

Building primary industry now vital

The downside, yet to be restored, of the economic reforms of the 1990s and the hyperinflation era in the 2000s was the ...

4 months ago | July 9, 2021

Lockdown rules make business harder

Zimbabwean business is coping with the Covid-19 waves of infection and the resulting intensifications of the lockdown, ...

4 months ago | July 2, 2021

MPC has stabilising, conservative agenda

Zimbabwe’s banking sector is now drifting close to real interest rates, once we look at annualised inflation rates ...

4 months ago | June 25, 2021

Kuvimba has shown the way

State-owned enterprises have a bad reputation in Zimbabwe, and often deservedly so, with even the best usually ...

4 months ago | June 18, 2021

Listing of auction abusers welcome

Business Weekly Last Word The listing of 18 alleged abusers of the Foreign Currency Auction System as the first batch of ...

4 months ago | June 11, 2021

Mining refining needs to be planned

Once again we have had meetings involving the mining industry, and one again we have discussion on the need to add value ...

5 months ago | May 28, 2021

S&P leaves SA’s credit rating unchanged

‘We’ve been given breathing space…and I think it’s now very much in our hands to demonstrate that the commitments we’ve ...