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6 months ago | June 24, 2022

We need to plan for the tobacco crop carefully

The dramatic rise in the cost of farming inputs, partly the result of the global economy recovering from the downturn ...

6 months ago | June 17, 2022

How do we stop dogs chasing their tails?

Last Word When will it end? How will it end? The exchange rate continues to fall, although it is not in free fall after ...

6 months ago | June 10, 2022

Muzarabani drilling will answer a lot of questions

Invictus Energy is now getting ready to move drilling equipment from East Africa to Zimbabwe to start the planned ...

6 months ago | May 27, 2022

RBZ must avoid manipulating rates

Now that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, with Government backing, has lucked out and established a functioning mechanism ...

7 months ago | May 20, 2022

Going for a united exchange rate?

Last Word A lot of people, almost 88 percent of the respectable and rules and law-abiding bidders on this week’s foreign ...

7 months ago | May 13, 2022

Speculative liquidity drying up fast

The weekend measures announced by President Mnangagwa, after he fairly obviously put his economic team under a lot of ...

7 months ago | May 6, 2022

Big Bang the way to dedollarise?

Last Word Zimbabwe is a highly unusual country when it comes to currency, legally allowing people and businesses to use ...

8 months ago | April 22, 2022

Split Bulawayo Show from ZITF

Last Word The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) opens again next week, and while Covid-19 precautions need to be ...

8 months ago | April 15, 2022

PRAZ list could start long-needed database

One of the major problems in doing business in Zimbabwe is tracking down suppliers with tens of thousands of companies ...

8 months ago | April 8, 2022

$100 note replaces a coin

Last Word The imminent introduction of the $100 note is a sign of the times, that the value of the Zimbabwe dollar has ...

8 months ago | April 1, 2022

Farmers, civil servants may tame markets

The tobacco selling season opened this week and over the next few months farmers will be paid the equivalent of more ...

9 months ago | March 25, 2022

Last Word: Black market continues to defy reason

After remaining reasonably stable for a couple of months, the same months that have seen the auction rate drift to a ...

9 months ago | March 18, 2022

Care needed in energy to reduce carbon load

With the scientific evidence for worse global warming than previously predicted, it is obvious that everyone needs to ...

9 months ago | March 11, 2022

Rising fuel prices need careful management

Fast-rising prices of petrol and diesel in Zimbabwe, US$1,68 a litre for diesel and US$1,67 a litre for petrol are a ...

Inflation needs conventional fixing

The Monetary Policy Statement this week has bad news and good news, the bad news centring on the way the black-market ...

10 months ago | February 4, 2022

Decoding Reserve Bank signalling

For the first time since the beginning of November the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on this week’s auction rejected bids ...

10 months ago | January 28, 2022

Quality thrust needed to push industry

BusinessWeekly  Last Word The new policy being finalised to give priority to raising the quality and standards of ...

11 months ago | January 21, 2022

Time to sing from the same hymn sheet

The new year is well underway, all factories have reopened after their annual shutdown with the maintenance teams ...

11 months ago | January 14, 2022

Sustained growth will double economy

Zimbabwe’s economy is now growing fast, even if there is likely to be some minor argument over just how fast, and ...

11 months ago | January 7, 2022

LAST WORD: Investing rather than hoarding needed

AMONG the odd economic indicators in the Zimbabwean economy is the money supply, still a bit higher than it should be ...