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2 weeks 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 ...

3 weeks 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

2 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

4 months ago | October 26, 2018

Right actions should bring calm not panic

It is extremely curious why Zimbabwe should be experiencing an unwarranted degree of economic turmoil ever since ...

4 months ago | October 12, 2018

Hysteria from people who cannot count

There has been a lot of hysteria since Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya formalised his ring-fencing of ...

7 months ago | July 20, 2018

Prepaid water policy needs proper planning

Plans by the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) to demand payment in advance from local authorities and other ...

7 months ago | July 13, 2018

Women’s and youth banks need to help more

The commissioning of the Women’s Bank and the Youth Bank in recent weeks marks a definite improvement in the lot of ...

9 months ago | June 1, 2018

A proper election is good for business

Zimbabweans vote on July 30, in about eight-and-a-half weeks for the President and Parliament who will run the ...

9 months ago | May 25, 2018

More cash and pay can help push or wreck economy

In all the discussions about greater availability of cash and pay rises for civil servants and everyone else, there ...

9 months ago | May 18, 2018

Multiple inflation indices might well be needed

Zimbabwe’s official inflation rate is both low and, despite a lot of comment to the contrary, accurately and competently ...

10 months ago | May 11, 2018

Try capitalising civil service benefits

Government is coming under increasing pressure from civil servants for pay rises, part of that crisis of expectations ...

10 months ago | April 13, 2018

How do we pay off the zero-value investor?

Alongside the legal changes required to make Zimbabwe more attractive to external investment, there are administrative ...

11 months ago | April 6, 2018

We must manage expectations of change

While the new Government makes determined efforts to turn the economy around, opening Zimbabwe up to the world, people ...

11 months ago | March 30, 2018

Lights on for investors

Zimbabwe’s well-oiled campaign to attract investment has to be backed by infrastructure and in particular by being able ...

12 months ago | March 2, 2018

Mining can power development and jobs

For a resource rich country such as Zimbabwe, mining is an obvious way to quickly move the country forward economically ...