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5 months ago | May 29, 2020

Gold shift not start of redollarisation

Black markets are notoriously difficult to deal with, and the Zimbabwean black market is one of the huge burdens on the ...

5 months ago | May 22, 2020

Seven disciplines of peak performance ( Discipline 3)

Arthur Marara “All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in ...

City Centre accelerates to being giant market

For the last three decades Harare city centre has been undergoing a fundamental change that continues to accelerate and ...

5 months ago | May 15, 2020

Adopt to the new normal

“I cannot wait for things to be normal” is something I keep hearing from some people in the business circles. It worries ...

Revamp business groups for all

The need for effective representative bodies in all economic sectors, formal and informal, has been highlighted by the ...

6 months ago | May 1, 2020

Tobacco sales crucial to restart economy

The opening of the tobacco sales is a crucial step for Zimbabwe and could not be delayed any longer if there is to be ...

Importance of taking the market to farmers

Following the extension of the lockdown period by a further 14 days which ends this Sunday the 3rd of May 2020, ...

6 months ago | April 17, 2020

Bezos gains US$24bn while world’s rich reap lockdown rewards

The world’s richest person is getting richer, even in a pandemic, and perhaps because of it. With consumers stuck at ...

Trust ourselves to find the solutions

One of the most interesting remarks made by President Mnangagwa last week was that the Covid-19 pandemic and the ...

7 months ago | March 27, 2020

Full co-operation can avert a lockdown

Covid-19 has already seriously disrupted large swathes of the global economy, and Zimbabwe has not been spared, but in ...

8 months ago | March 13, 2020

Next steps in reform need to work well

The biggest single problem of treating dedollarisation as a process, taken a step at a time, is that at times events ...

8 months ago | February 21, 2020

More active policy needed to change perceptions

Monetary Policy Statements have now returned to the levels of conservative ideals not seen for a quarter century as ...

9 months ago | February 14, 2020

Direct payments rather than subsidies

The Government in general, and Minister of Finance and Economic Development Mthuli Ncube in particular, have been ...

9 months ago | February 7, 2020

Exchange rate stability can be achieved

Continuing stability in the Zimbabwe dollar exchange rate has moved up the economic and social agendas as perhaps the ...

9 months ago | January 24, 2020

Welcome to the real world and economy

Manufacturers wanting to raise production have a set of options, all of which require them in the short term to do ...

9 months ago | January 17, 2020

PPPs needed, but with care and thought

As the Second Republic drags Zimbabwe out of the inherited economic morass, there is the serious problem of how to raise ...

10 months ago | January 10, 2020

We all need to unite to push ahead this year

Businesses will be joining the eternal farmers’ chorus — “This year will be better” as they re-open factories and ...

10 months ago | December 20, 2019

The hard lessons learned in 2019

As 2019 draws to its close, many in the business world will be feeling that this year they really earned their pay as ...

11 months ago | December 13, 2019

Exports rise fast as reforms create real economy

Business Weekly Last Word Zimbabwe had a positive balance of trade in October this year, and that was due to a sustained ...

11 months ago | December 6, 2019

Corporate governance rules must be followed

Zimbabwe’s State Enterprises and parastatals have generally had a bad time in recent decades with most being a near ...