Taking Stock

3 months ago | July 10, 2020

Auction system a positive development

How long will we have to wait for foreign currency stability? It’s now three weeks into Zimbabwe’s new foreign currency ...

7 months ago | February 21, 2020

To de-dollarise or re-dollarise, that is the question

There are serious debates taking place among economists, policymakers and Zimbabweans in general on whether the economy ...

7 months ago | February 14, 2020

Zim economy: Are we clouded in our judgment?

This week I had a chance to interview the new CBZ Holdings chairman Marc Holtzman. This was probably one of the first ...

8 months ago | January 31, 2020

Why MPC kept interest rates unchanged

The Monetary Policy Committee appeared more confident in its stance on interest rates at the last policy meeting, with ...

8 months ago | January 24, 2020

Closing social mobility gap

The Global Social Mobility Index 2020 report is out and it shows most economies are failing to provide the conditions in ...

8 months ago | January 17, 2020

Inflation slowdown: Rate stability cited

Taking Stock Kudzanai Sharara This week, Zimstat released the last set of inflation figures for the 2019 calendar year ...

10 months ago | December 13, 2019

SME led growth strategy: Zim must unify dual economies

In a discussion with one banking executive one day, his candid question to me was where do you foresee growth coming ...

10 months ago | November 29, 2019

Interrogating Pepkor’s investment in Zim

The recently announced planned exit of Pepkor Holdings Limited from Zimbabwe where it is operating a non-grocery ...

11 months ago | November 15, 2019

Importance of competition for growth in sub-Saharan Africa

Business Weekly interviewed Patrick Imam, IMF Resident Representative based in Harare, on the importance of competition ...

ZSE envision a positive uptake of traded funds

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) says it will this month conduct an Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) training in Harare to ...

1 year ago | September 13, 2019

Monetary Policy Committee: Why we need one

Why give the power to decide interest rates to a committee? This is the first question former deputy governor of the ...

1 year ago | August 30, 2019

Earnings season: The outlook is challenging

The earnings season has started in earnest with several listed entities having reported results for the period ended 30 ...

1 year ago | August 2, 2019

Let’s up the ante on corruption

In 2018, Zimbabwe was ranked number 160 on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by Transparency International. The ...

1 year ago | July 26, 2019

Understanding economic cost of power shortages

Zimbabwe is currently experiencing crippling power shortages. As of yesterday, most parts of the country, including ...

1 year ago | June 7, 2019

Fiscal surplus: Let Ncube harp away

Living in Zimbabwe can be really frustrating especially when one has to contend with galloping prices and shortage of ...

1 year ago | April 17, 2019

Inflation could hamper real GDP growth

Nobody cared much about this week’s inflation figures for the month of March released by ZimStat as the outcome was ...

1 year ago | April 12, 2019

IMF forecasts GDP contraction, here is why

The International Monetary Fund this week released economic growth forecast for the world including a negative Gross ...

Rand firmer ahead of Moody’s rating decision

JOHANNESBURG – The South African rand firmed against the globally hobbled dollar early on Friday ahead of the ...

2 years ago | July 27, 2018

Fintech ventures: Disrupting the norm

Kudzanai Sharara Real disruption!” Is how a senior executive in the short-term insurance sector responded to the coming ...

Byo garners for tourism growth

Oliver Kazunga Players in Bulawayo’s tourism industry in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) have ...