Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Kudzanai Sharara Ask any African citizen whether they would like to see more or better houses and other facilities such as dams, roads, hospitals and schools and the answer would be a definite yes. The level of infrastructure development in Sub-Saharan Africa is still very low and there...
Kudzanai Sharara Taking Stock Buying a company through a management buyout can be a short-cut to financial success but the risks can be significant, even for a well-managed and successful business. It takes courage to leave the relative security and comfort of a management position to face the challenges of ownership...
Amid all the nonsense of the last fortnight, especially the last weekend, the formal retail and wholesale sector and most manufacturers have emerged with credit and their integrity intact, while the wilder elements in the economy have been exposed as both greedy and eager for short-term gain over long-term...
The recent dramatic bull run on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, has many sources, but sheer greed and a probable misunderstanding of just what a share market actually is, are among them. Those climbing in and buying shares say that they are trying to protect the value of their money and...
The reasons behind our perpetual debt and policy ineffectiveness Chris Chenga In July at a G20 summit, newly elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, was chastised for suggesting that Africa’s main problem is one of “civilisation”. This remark was interpreted as condescending, racist, and deflective of France’s own contribution to Africa’s slow...
Gerald Nyakwawa Today, merchant payment flows, with an estimated value of $80 billion are now a significant feature in the national payment landscape. It is estimated that over 70 percent of transaction in Zimbabwe are now electronic payments, of which 82 percent of these are mobile money payments. How significant? Despite the...
Tinashe Nyamunda The stock market has experienced a bull run recently. Many reports demonstrate that many counters are making very important gains and therefore high rates of return for investors. Prima facie, this appears to be good news, but in real terms, it really isn’t when considering the broad economic implications...
Albert Norumedzo In a desperate move to abate the uncertainty in liquid investments owing to the growing currency crisis, most investors have sought safe havens to preserve their wealth through investing in hard assets which are in less liquid form such as property, stocks and other hard investments. Many have...
Chris Chenga Donald Trump is a brash politician; self-assertive in an aggressive, audible, and overbearing way. Casual political observers have largely found his demeanour distasteful. Maybe it is also in part because observers had become accustomed to much more calm, modest, and approachable political figures. Trump is a brute alpha dog....
Kudzanai Sharara Taking stock Many moons ago, people living miles apart were not communicating by the touch of a cellphone screen, as is the case nowadays. Instead they would have to write a letter, wait for the postmen to deliver, then wait again for the reply. Those who wanted to hear...