Thursday, October 18, 2018
Taurai Mangudhla President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s pro-economic thrust and drive to attract foreign and domestic capital under the new political dispensation could be hampered by the negative attitude of business, particularly failure to uphold good corporate governance practices. There are fears that corporate malpractices, including brazen corruption, outright theft of shareholder funds...
Hebert Zharare Growing up and playing in dusty roads at Magunje Growth Point in the 1980s, Thomas Chasara, envied the entrepreneurial skills and business acumen his father displayed when running an auto repair business at the centre. There was brisk business, especially when maize transporters using tractors, light trucks and lorries...
Kudzai M. Mubaiwa I have always found it rather curious how global brands are widely celebrated when they come in to Zimbabwe, particularly so when they are for fast moving consumer goods. Certainly I am happy when investment comes into the country, jobs are created and downstream effects felt, but...
Chris Chenga Among the top priorities for the Zimbabwean economy is the trade balance. It is a consistently bemoaned indicator of the level of production within the economy and foreign currency earner for a country without much monetary expansion levers. Perhaps just as important, the trade balance is also a...
Clive Mphambela In 2006, the SADC bloc came up with the Protocol on Finance and Investment (PFI). The PFI was anchored on the need to accelerate growth, investment and employment in the SADC region through increased co-operation, co-ordination and management of macroeconomic, monetary and fiscal policies. It also sought to...
Fungai Kuzinya Zimbabwe trades with several states. Each country that Zimbabwe trades with has its own laws, methods of creating laws and legal system. There is nothing wrong with this from a political perspective. It may, however; have adverse effects on international trade. Zimbabwe’s national question has moved away from seeking...
Bank sovereign nexus alone is enough reason for ED to travel Chris Chenga There has been a lot of debate over the number of foreign trips that President Mnangagwa has taken since his inauguration last November. Arguments against his perceived propensity to travel are largely concerned with the cost of trips...
Taurai Togarepi Since the adoption of the multi-currency system, salaries and wages have been static in most companies. There are cases though where companies realigned salaries to productivity in a bid to remain viable. When the economy started to show signs of distress around 2013, several companies reviewed salaries and wages...
Kudzai M. Mubaiwa As we get into the second quarter of the year, it is imperative to re-look into your business and be certain that the economic model is still viable. The most desirable situation is that a business steadily grows and this is only guaranteed when the model is solid. Some...
Kudzai M. Mubaiwa The first quarter mantra has been that Zimbabwe is open for business. It is therefore appropriate to close the period with a simple qualitative reflection on the truth, or lack of it, in that statement for the small-scale enterprises. Running a thriving small business in Zimbabwe is no...