Last Word

3 days 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 weeks 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 ...

2 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

4 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, ...

4 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 ...

4 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 ...

5 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 ...

5 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 ...

5 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 ...

5 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 ...

6 months ago | February 1, 2019

Solar, gas needed quickly in energy mix

Zimbabweans are now waking up to the opportunities of alternative energy sources and are not just waiting for the ...

6 months ago | January 18, 2019

Allowances and rebates solve fuel prices

Many businesses were caught by surprise on Monday by the organised political action to try and close down the economy ...

6 months ago | January 11, 2019

Fuel can be managed better

Erratic fuel deliveries coupled with a tight supply have created fuel queues that must have a serious economic impact on ...

7 months ago | December 14, 2018

All win if Govt, business work together

The relationship between the Government and the private sector, especially the major companies, has often been bad to ...

8 months ago | December 7, 2018

Let’s start thinking about rationing fuel

Zimbabwe spends more than US$1 billion a year on importing petrol and diesel, the largest single drain on scarce foreign ...

8 months ago | November 30, 2018

Lithium powering Zimbabwe’s future

Zimbabwe needs new sources of export earnings to fix the foreign currency imbalances, needs new jobs for its people and ...

8 months ago | November 23, 2018

Procurement can create new industries

The Government is easily the largest procurement entity in Zimbabwe, buying more goods and services than any private ...