Taking Stock

6 days ago | November 20, 2020

NDS1: Where will funding come from, and how much?

Kudzanai Sharara Taking Stock Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube, through the National Development ...

5 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 ...

9 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 ...

10 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 ...

10 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 ...

10 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 ...

10 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 ...

12 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 ...

12 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

2 years 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 ...

2 years 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 ...