Sunday, November 18, 2018
Chris Chenga Have Chinamasa and Mangudya been saying the right things to the market? The fiscal and monetary chiefs of our economy have recently both been at the receiving end of critical perspectives. The criticism against Finance Minister Chinamasa has largely flowed from recently published World Bank and IMF economic reports warning...
Kudzanai Sharara If this year’s shareholder participation is anything to go by, then the days of the passive shareholder are well and truly over. However, if this was a once in a blue moon thing, then the year 2017 will probably go down as the year Zimbabwean shareholders, both major...
A growing economy needs access to capital and in Zimbabwe the savings rate is low, so capital is scarce and thus expensive, and even when money is raised there are the problems with the balance of payments which makes using local capital to buy foreign equipment or raw materials...
Dr Tinashe Nyamunda The Economy Corner As I continue examining different aspects of Zimbabwe’s emerging post 2000s economy, I am drawn to the concept of “ease of doing business in Zimbabwe”. If any aspired development is to take place or any serious investors are to be attracted, this is one...
Brendrick Wamambo The figures are probably right, our Zimbabwean banks are lending not lending that much. But the big questions are why, and what else could the Reserve Bank do beyond picking up some of the programmes?  The central bank’s lending to government arguably, could have led to money supply growth,...
One of the more incomprehensible results of the hyperinflation Zimbabwe suffered in the 2000s was the way pensions became worth absolutely nothing and the way private pension administrators wanted credit for new minimum pensions a trifle less than what most people pay the maid. Pensioners were generally neither blind nor...
Chris Chenga Just across the Limpopo a subject of pervasive interest is taking place; one of which a majority of developing nations could benefit by conducting their own relative self-introspection. South African Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, recently released a report very critical of the traction, or lack thereof, made by the...
Albert Norumedzo The other side Although it is a hard sell, especially considering the daily pain of dealing with cash and foreign currency shortages, the current crisis has its own silver lining. Before the current cash crisis many investors were focused on fears of change in policy, on suppressed industry growth,...
Dr Tinashe Nyamunda The Economy Corner At the launch of Business Weekly on 10 July 2017, I found the acknowledgement of the Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa, that Zimbabwe was experiencing an emerging new economy especially interesting. He noted that where there had been only 1,700 white tobacco farmers, in their...
Ushehwedu Kufakurinani The year 2000 saw Government implementing the Fast Track Land Resettlement Programme to redress imbalances in the allocation of land. Although there was controversy around the programme during implementation, what is most critical is building a case for increased productivity and long term investment so that maximum potential is...