Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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...
Golden Sibanda Insurance companies are reportedly in a quandary over rules that require significant discounting of certain investments in the calculation of regulatory minimum capital thresholds. The new regulations mean insurance companies have to make asset adjustments to make up for shortfalls that will arise from discounts of as much as...
Gerald Nyakwawa Regulators, politicians and academics have always been interested in this ratio. Companies have taken turns to talk about this ratio as a measure of their successes in the digital space. Those in the education sector have often taken this ratio as an indication of how literate our country...
The Harare International Carnival shows what we can do right in tourism, as well as what we miss. The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority was looking for a new attraction that used, very largely, the human resources of Zimbabwe. Despite the title, a very high percentage of the entertainment and the carnival...
Zimbabwe is losing at least $1 billion annually to corruption, with Government departments in various ministries mainly the police among others being the worst offenders, a recent Transparency International Zimbabwe report revealed. Rings of corrupt businessmen and political heavyweights are causing havoc in the Zimbabwean economy amid information Government...
What would the demise of bond notes mean to our identity? Chris Chenga In crucial times, whether it be in proprietary business or macro-management, continued existence can solely be dependent on resolving on an identity. Consider instances when a business or national economy are plodding through a prolonged unsatisfactory path. If an...
Tinashe Nyamunda It is increasingly evident that Zimbabwean bond notes are not as good as the real thing to currency smugglers. Officially, bond notes are still at par with the US dollars but with a small “export incentive”, call it an artificial exchange rate of some 5 percent. But the...
Kudzai M. Mbaiwa Small Businesses Small-scale enterprise development must become a shared responsibility in Zimbabwe. Though we have a dedicated Ministry of Small to Medium Enterprises and Co-operatives Development, whose vision is “To be the ‘nerve’ centre for sustainable, inclusive, socio-economic empowerment, growth and development of MSME’s and Co-operatives”, alone,...
The dramatic rise in share prices on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, by more than 80 percent this year, and the growing black-market rate for externally-held hard currency or currency that can be externalised, now selling at a premium of 30 percent or more, are both danger signs that there...