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8 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 ...

9 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 ...

9 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 ...

9 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 ...

10 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 ...

11 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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.

2 years 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 ...

2 years 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 ...

2 years 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 ...