Monday, November 19, 2018
The year 2017 saw technological advancements that revolutionised the way the world works. For example, probably the most cited advancement of 2017 is that of deep machine learning, also known as Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI can cut through the noise to derive an almost immediate answer to real-time situations. AI...
Aura Kawanzaruwa For some businesses, the term “agile working” is simply another phrase for “flexitime”. Paul Allsopp of The Agile Organisation says “agile working is about bringing people, processes, connectivity and technology, time and place together to find the most appropriate and effective way of working to carry out a...
Aurra Kawanzaruwa Silicon Valley is one of the most famous business places in the world. This is the home of legendary mammoths like Facebook, Google and Yahoo, who tread the earth and domineer wherever they go. This part of the San Francisco Bay area is one of the wealthiest areas in...
“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” — Tolstoy. An analysis of recent financial crises finds that private creditors’ behaviour, whether rational or irrational, can precipitate crisis and may lead to financial contagion. For example, Summers (2000) examines the causes of financial crises in...
Jeffrey Gogo --- State pension fund NSSA will consider moving money into bitcoin in the future, but will be cautious about it when it decides to do so, says board chairman Robin Vela. “The reality is that more and more people are now moving into the digital age, looking for alternative...
--- Company sees surge in nickel prices  --- Electric cars to boost battery metals demand Bindura Nickel Corporation says the Hunters Road project in Gweru “remains strategic” to its long-term plans with the company likely to benefit from an anticipated price surge of the commodity to be spurred by huge...
Business Writers --- The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) – a key player in the country’s economy through provision of affordable transportation – was fleeced of the bulk of its assets dotted across the country and abroad worth tens of millions of dollars, it has been learnt. Blatant abuse of authority,...
Leonard Ncube in Victoria Falls --- The $400 million National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) deal is set to be concluded before the end of the year paving way for the revival of the strategic firm. NRZ recently sealed the $400 million funding deal with a consortium led by the Diaspora Infrastructure...
Tinashe Mukogo and Musekiwa Samuriwo In our pursuit for greatness and success, it is natural to look to those who have blazed the trail. In the case of many tech entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe, we look to the well-known successful companies from Silicon Valley for inspiration and often desire to replicate...
Business Writer Cabinet has set up a special inter-ministerial task force to look into the supply of essential commodities and price stabilisation as it moves to ensure retail shops have sufficient supply of basic commodities at reasonable prices. However, Industry and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha insists that the move does...