Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Joseph Mverecha There is an interesting debate on currency, in terms of way forward or more precisely a continuation of the debate, which has been going on over the past several months, in respect of currency. The Hon. Minister of Finance and Economic development last week highlighted that “Zimbabwe was considering...
Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin spoke at the British Foreign Policy Group about the future of the UK's partnership with Africa. Thank you, and thank you all for being here today, to consider the future of British and African partnerships. I look around the room and I see that some of...
We briefly reviewed three political party manifestos with respect to their small business or small to medium enterprises manifestos. Today we look at another three —the Alliance for the People’s Agenda (APA), the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T). Like we did with the first three, we highlight the salient matters...
Situated in six acres of scrubby farmland at the end of a dirt track, the Makueni Fruit Processing Plant does not look particularly special. Production has stopped until later this month when a new crop of mangoes is expected. In the meantime, construction workers are busy building a storage shed. But...
 By Cecilia Jamasmie While gold production generates more greenhouse (GHG) emissions per tonne of finished product than many other bulk metals, the relatively small volumes produced each year mean total emissions from newly-mined gold are significantly lower than those generated by other metals, a new study shows. Gold production does generate...
By James Arvanitakis, Andrew Francis & Oliver Obst If the recent Cambridge Analytica data scandal has taught us anything, it’s that the ethical cultures of our largest tech firms need tougher scrutiny. But moral questions about what data should be collected and how it should be used are only the beginning....
The middle classes in the Global South gained growing attention since the turn of the century, mainly through their rapid ascendancy in the Asian emerging economies. A side effect of the economic growth during these ‘fat years’ was a relative increase of monetary income for a growing number of...
 By Richard Paul Your hair can say a lot about you. It doesn’t just give people clues about your personality or your taste in music. It can also record evidence of how much you drink, whether you smoke or take drugs, and perhaps even how stressed you are. My colleagues...
 It’s been nearly 80 years since British economists James Meade and Richard Stone devised a method of national income accounting that would become the global standard. Today, we call it a country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Their method was intended to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of an entire...
 Mining and metals stocks came in for more punishment on Tuesday as the trade spat between the US and China escalated amid a war of words between Washington and Beijing. On Tuesday, Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10% tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods in retaliation for what the US president...