Taking Stock

4 weeks ago | January 29, 2021

ZSE enjoying best of times

Just like last year, the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange has had a blistering start to the year. 

1 month ago | January 22, 2021

We need to, we can reduce our import bill

After a three-week break, the foreign currency auction trading system resumed, in earnest, on January 12. 

3 months ago | December 4, 2020

Capital markets: Zim striking right chords

Capital markets are a general category of markets that facilitate the buying and selling of securities with medium-term ...

3 months 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 ...

8 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

2 years 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 ...

2 years 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 ...

2 years 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 ...