Taking Stock

4 days 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 month 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 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 ...

4 months 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 ...

5 months 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 ...

6 months 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 ...

6 months 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 ...

8 months 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 ...

9 months 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 ...

9 months 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

2 years ago | July 20, 2018

Trade deficit not bad but not permanently sustainable

Kudzanai Sharara The country’s trade deficit continued on an upward trend for the half year to June and is now ...

2 years ago | June 29, 2018

Old Mutual’s Africa home coming: The future is waiting

… Focused on unlocking shareholder value… Decision-making will be more decentralised Kudzanai Sharara The ...

Meikles Hotel: Winner of many accolades

Meikles has consistently been voted as one of the best hotels in Zimbabwe and has a rich pedigree of distinction. Since ...

2 years ago | April 13, 2018

Coal investments going against the tide

Kudzanai Sharara Taking Stock So, Aliko Dangote’s people, geologists in particular, are back in the country to renew the ...

2 years ago | April 6, 2018

Robin Vela: the bigger picture

Kudzanai Sharara Taking Stock The dismissal of NSSA board chairperson Robin Vela came as no surprise as this is the norm ...