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Rand falls like the Boks

MARK POZZO After starting the week on the back foot, the rand continued to fall in early trade on Tuesday following the announcement by Stats...

He who pays the piper calls the tune

STEMBILE MPOFU A lesson from the field of Systems Thinking is, when analysing any system never consider what it says it does, but examine how...

The hazards of prematurely scrapping bond notes

-by removing bond notes, Zw would be debasing a credible benchmark of productivity and output CHRIS CHENGA In times of governmental transition, particularly in respective portfolios,...

Behold the silly season has gone: lessons learnt

This week, global media companies ran several obituaries on the life and times of United States senator and former presidential hopeful John McCain. From...

Global Trade Order is in grave danger, Is there a way out?

The Oracle Says Along the banks of lake Geneva, in Switzerland, lie the headquarters of the World Trade Organisation, one of the legacy institutions set...

Why an economic planning commission makes sense

-Rhodesia’s Ministerial Economic Coordination Committee saw the country through sanctions In 1981, March 23 in particular, Prime Minister Robert Mugabe opened the Zimcord meeting. Zimcord is short...

Woloken’s Rule –    “You Don’t Have to Call it a Bucket”

Stembile Mpofu The Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZIDERA) has been renewed with some amendments. Looking at the name one could mistakenly assume that...

Corruption of leaders: A reflection of society  

Stembile Mpofu In 2017 and 2018 my life straddled two great African countries, Zimbabwe and Liberia. I now consider myself a child of both and...

Zimbabwe’s options for sovereign debt relief

Prof Mthuli Ncube A critical first step towards the promised economic awakening of Zimbabwe will be comprehensive debt relief.  President Mnangagwa and his new government...

There is a fallacy of technocracy, and ZW needs policymakers with empathy for the...

-Policy making is about trade-offs between choices; the best policy makers find more choices Chris Chenga  In global finance and economics, there are at the very...