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11 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 ...

12 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year ago | February 23, 2018

Good progress on shovelling our mess

President Mnangagwa has almost completed his first 100 days in office and has shown that serious change is possible.

1 year ago | February 16, 2018

Diamond deal with Botswana makes sense

The impending deal between Zimbabwe and Botswana for Zimbabwean diamonds to be processed, cleaned and polished by the ...

1 year ago | February 9, 2018

Export growth good news

The Monetary Policy Statement this week from Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya contained some good news ...

1 year ago | February 2, 2018

ZSE bubble was not driven by fundamentals

One of the more amusing tendencies of those who sometimes comment on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange is the desperate desire ...

1 year ago | January 26, 2018

Inflation dispute about lifestyles

There have been some who dispute the 3,46 percent inflation rate of the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency, with these ...

1 year ago | January 5, 2018

Beware of simple staff cost percentages

There is an obsession in those monitoring Government, local government and private sector accounts with the percentage ...

1 year ago | December 29, 2017

New economic order needs actions to back words

We are about to start a new year, and if we want to look forward rather than back we need to ensure we build on what we ...

2 years ago | December 1, 2017

Production and jobs the priority for support

There are high expectations of economic improvement in Zimbabwe, and while everyone needs to continually remind ...

2 years ago | November 14, 2017

Manufacturers must set prices

There has been a fair amount of good economic news recently as Zimbabwean businesses start looking at their business ...