Saturday, September 23, 2017
Business Writers Zimbabwe’s economic blue-prints introduced since independence in 1980 have not been effective in achieving their set targets due to poor implementation, with the exception of the current Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim-Asset) economists havesaid. From the National Development Plan (NDP) in 1986, ESAP of 1991, National Economic...
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...
Happiness Zengeni Just like any other school holiday, there is always that stress of what the children are going to eat all day. After burning fat, children will not only need something nourishing to eat but also something they can actually enjoy. The good thing is holiday time always coincides...
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...
Chris Chenga The dairy industry is turning out to be an exciting sector in the economy. Excitement in this regard is in the context of competition. Competition  is intriguing for investors with an eye on market economies, and it is good for macro-economic growth. Indeed there are other sectors with market...
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...
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....
Chris Chenga Are Auditor-Generals meant to be popular? Well, one can suppose that it really depends on who is passing the opinion; pun intended. To an interested public, Mildred Chiri has grown notably famous. There is irony in her garnered fame though. Accountants are superficially perceived to be boring personalities exercising...
Kudzanai Sharara Trek Petroleum is set to inject more than $3,7 million into the 2017 / 18 maize production season at the four farms that it is currently running under a Private, Public Partnerships (PPP) in partnership with the Agricultural Development Authority (ARDA). In 2015, ARDA and Trek entered into a...
Re-opening Zisco is not renovating an old steelworks; it is a complete rebuild almost from scratch to create a modern steelworks using the latest technologies and this is why it needs a foreign investor, both for the capital required, around $1 billion, and the expertise. Such an investor has now...