Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Chris Chenga Supposedly, a new dispensation means developing friendlier ties between the UK and Zimbabwe. Any benevolent observer would not haste to cast doubt on the accumulating goodwill as resembled by the diplomatic visits and portraits amongst representatives over the last two months. However, a responsibly conservative observer would moderate the...
Markets are a critical matter for every small business. You may have a brilliant product or service but if no one is aware of it and willing to pay for it that may as well be a hobby. Every small business owner needs to be able to identify (or...
Albert Norumedzo The Zimbabwean economic space has witnessed a wide spectrum of extremes when it comes to economic fortunes. For a good part of its history the country was the bread basket of Africa, as the agriculture sector thrived on commercial farming activities that painted the country green. Believe...
Politicians are unmindful of business and market fundamentals Chris Chenga There is a contrast in the level of business interest when multilateral conferences take place in different global regions. Consider the business interest when, for instance, G20 nations converge for annual summits. Among other represented countries, businesses and investors from the...
Tinashe Makichi Coming from an overhang of a failed hotel project in Beitbridge, NSSA is again angling to invest close to $20 million in another Belgian-American hotel group, Carlson Rezidor’s Radisson Blu Hotel project in Harare. The authority has so far issued a non-binding expression of interest to be part of...
Clive Mphambela The currency reform debate is one that is refusing to go away. Cash remains short in the pockets of ordinary consumers, and foreign exchange remains ever scarcer in the hands of importers who have become desperate for foreign exchange to pay for essential inputs. Following a decade of instability...
Jeffrey Gogo Zimra turned down a request for a block-chain technology learning event that may have prepared the tax collector for further engagement in the nascent but rich cryptocurrencies industry, for tax purposes. The event was hosted last November by Harare-based cryptocurrency exchange Golix.com and featured a number of local companies...
Chris Chenga This year opened with a feverish rush, particularly in infrastructure. Beaming headlines in the Financial Times such as “investments in infrastructure assets soar”. Publications by advisory beacons McKinsey Global Institute, for instance, affirmed up to $57 trillion worth of opportunity over the next 15 years in potential...
Aurra Kawanzaruwa The conversations around ‘inclusive capitalism’ gained traction in Southern Africa at the end of 2015 leading into 2016. The King IV report on corporate governance highlights the move from financial capitalism to inclusive capitalism as one of the three connected paradigm shifts in the corporate world. “There is now...
Clive Mphambela This week the economy got another dose of good news. Government announced a reduction in the excise duty on fuel, which was soon followed by the concomitant reduction in the pump prices of fuel across the country. This indeed is a welcome development. Whilst we celebrate the move...