Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Leif Wenar Donald Trump tweeted something true recently. Responding to the protests in Iran, the US president stated that “The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered.” Trump’s point is correct: what vice-president Mike Pence called Iran’s “unelected dictators”...
Gold may be considered to be a bet against the U.S. dollar. The depreciation of the greenback supported the yellow metal in 2017. The price of gold managed to rise last year in rather unpleasant macroeconomic environment mainly thanks to the weakness of the U.S. dollar. Now, the key...
Kudzanai Sharara Since November 24, 2017 the most talked about name in the country has been that of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Rightly so, as he has recently taken over from former president Robert Mugabe, the country’s only ruler for 37 years. The way he came into office was also dramatic as...
Victor Bhoroma The growth of FDI inflows into Zimbabwe is one of the fundamental aspects required to turn around the local economy. The positive connection between increase in FDI and GDP is what motivates most bilateral engagements world over. xThe recent invitation of the Zimbabwean delegation to Davos, Switzerland can be...
The past week was full of excitement and fascination due to the attendance of a Zimbabwean delegation to the World Economic Forum and the prospect of re-engaging with the rest of the world on the economy. The President indicated in a session there that the nation of Zimbabwe is open...
By Edward Webster, David Francis & Imraan Valodia It is widely accepted that South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world – the top 10% of the population earn about 60% of all income and own 95% of all assets. But there are significant and critical...
Vasilis Kostakis & Jose Ramos What if globally designed products could radically change how we work, produce and consume? Several examples across continents show the way we are producing and consuming goods could be improved by relying on globally shared digital resources, such as design, knowledge and software. Imagine a prosthetic...
By Rick Mills Gold is climbing as bond yields rise and the dollar falls, over speculation that China is pulling back on buying US Treasuries and Japan signals it is winding down its quantitative easing program. Meanwhile, US debt continues to grow after the Republicans under President Trump pushed a...
By Ian Scoones Zimbabwe urgently needs a new system of land administration to harness development in the agricultural sector. The country’s land use and ownership have been significantly reconfigured by the fast-track land reform programme undertaken during Robert Mugabe’s rule. Today, following the land reform of the 2000s, Zimbabwe has an...
By Cecilia Jamasmie Gold demand is set to jump this year thanks to government policies targeted at transparency and economic growth, the World Gold Council said Tuesday in its annual outlook report. In particular, the industry body believes that gold will maintain its relevance as a strategic asset in 2018 thanks to four key trends —...