Sunday, November 18, 2018
Beijing. — China’s economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, as an export recovery helped the country post its first annual acceleration in growth in seven years, defying concerns that intensifying curbs on industry and credit would hurt expansion. The official growth figures released on Thursday...
Business Writer The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) Commissioner General’s post — which was expected to have been filled by November last year — has turned into a massive contest amid speculation that a former revenue commissioner, with international experience, is among the front runners for the top post. Ex-Zimra staffer Faith...
Johannesburg.— Nine months after taking the reins as president and CEO of MTN, Rob Shuter remains confident of the future of the company and its opportunities across its 22 markets in the Middle East and Africa. Addressing delegates at Deloitte’s yearly Africa Outlook conference, Shuter said there were more opportunities...
Arts Correspondent Corporations have been associating themselves with the arts industry as they can achieve one or more of their corporate social responsibility objectives by investing in the arts. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an initiative by an organisation used to take responsibility of the company’s effects on environmental and social...
Africa Moyo Globalisation has affected the tastes of many people in the developing world. Anyone that talks about eating traditional food is seen as backward and in dire need for “re-orientation”. However, lip-smacking fast foods and other top of the range types of food cooked in the best possible way using...
Mark Ogden Liverpool, England. — Three quick thoughts on Liverpool’s 4-3 Premier League win over Manchester City at Anfield last Sunday. Liverpool destroy Man City’s aura of invincibility Liverpool produced one of the performances of the season to end Manchester City’s hopes of an unbeaten Premier League campaign with a...
Mugove Chigada The signs were showing towards the end of last year. Scott Vincent’s strong showing in a number of tournaments towards end of year, and his recent fourth place at the BMW South Africa Open has made him such a force. He shared the fourth position with South Africans, Jacques...
London. — Philippe Coutinho’s $192-million deal to join Barcelona is likely to unleash a series of big-money transfers, not least as Liverpool seek to re-invest the proceeds. It took the third largest amount ever paid for a footballer to prise Coutinho away from Liverpool and the rumour mill has already...
Mugove Chigada The Drive by the Pro-Shop at Royal Harare Golf club in the first week of January was rather interesting. They have stayed true to all that is beautiful. This time around, it is the “step aside gents” war-cry, before introducing what they call the trendy ladies apparel to be...
Kudzanai Sharara Last month there was furore in the local sporting fraternity after ZIFA allegedly demanded its share from the money that 2016 Premier Soccer League Champions CAPS United earned from its successful foray into the 2017 CAF Champions League. Questions were raised on why ZIFA was looking at benefiting from...