Thursday, July 19, 2018
Taurai Chinyamakobvu describes himself as "an innovation expert and enthusiast . . . with keen interest in blockchain, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies." The widely known public image of him comes from his work as a marketer and public relations practioner in the Zimbabwean financial sector. Now, Chinyamakobvu is among a handful...
Nixon Shingi Chekenya Industrial hemp is one of the most important fibre crops in the world. It has been cultivated much longer than any other fibre crop. There seems to be a never-ending list of benefits of the crop with products ranging from clothing and textile, to fibre and food stuffs....
There’s more to understanding a country’s poverty levels than merely calculating how much or how little individuals earn. That’s why a method called the multidimensional poverty index was introduced globally in 2011. The multidimensional poverty index reflects aggregate levels derived from a number of socioeconomic indicators. These include education, health,...
LONDON - World shares fell and were set to end the week in the red on Friday while the dollar climbed to a seven-month high, as investors braced for a list of Chinese goods targeted in a first round of announced tariffs by the United States. The MSCI All Country World index,...
Victor Bhoroma Rwanda is a small and landlocked country in East Africa. The country has total area of 26 338 square kilometres (half the size of Midlands in Zimbabwe). It borders the natural resources endowed Democratic Republic of Congo, trade hub Tanzania, Burundi and Uganda. It is hilly and fertile with a...
By Olorunjuwon Samuel Big companies operating in developing countries often use corporate social responsibility initiatives to position themselves as development agents and friends of the host communities. But in places like South Africa – and within the mining sector in particular – initiatives aren’t achieving the objectives they were designed to...
The country needs to do much more to lure investors My Two Cents It’s no wonder warm climate and weather were right at the top of reasons why people needed to move from Europe to settle in Rhodesia in the early 1900s. Europe can be cold particularly around this time when winter...
Opportunities abound for various stakeholders Chris Chenga Just before the Easter holidays, the Office of the President and Cabinet sent out a press release to announce a $1,5 billion agriculture focused deal with a British based entity called the Financial and Commodities Ecosystem (FinComEco). While details of the agreement portray very broad...
Clive Mphambela The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries hosted a very successful and interesting 2018 Economic Outlook Symposium this past Tuesday, were a number of economic issues were discussed. Suufice to say, many of the current economic challenges were articulated, with many interesting suggestions for potential solutions. In equal measure, some very...
Nixon Shingi Chekenya --- “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of foolishness…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…” wrote novelist Charles Dickens. This statement seems so befitting in describing the situation in Zimbabwe; with regard to...