OPINION

Trade finance vital in stimulating exports

ONE of the most notable obstacles to industrial development is a weak financial market, in which producers face credit constraints and experience difficulties in finding the necessary resources to fin...

By Gift Mugano | Published: 03 October 2013

OPINION

Econet 'sabotaging' bulk SMS players

Zimbabwe's largest mobile network by subscriber base, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, is reportedly "sabotaging" thousands of bulk SMS services in a move that has frustrated many private players as Econet ...

By Tonderai Rutsito TechSpot | Published: 03 October 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe experiencing power shortfall of 563MW per day

ENERGY and Power Development Minister Dzikamai Mavhaire yesterday said Zimbabwe was experiencing a power short fall of 563 megawatts per day, a situation that calls for expansion of generation capacit...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 October 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

Sovereign Wealth Fund plans hailed

Analysts have hailed Government's plans to set up a Sovereign Wealth Fund that is aimed at raising capital from internal resources to support wealth creating sectors to ensure sustainable economic gro...

By Business Reporter | Published: 02 October 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

Govt unveils $161m input support programme

The government has unveiled a $161 million agriculture input support programme for the 2013-2014 agricultural season with $12 million having been disbursed to settle debts owed to fertiliser and seed ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 October 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

Tourism officials dismiss 'Disneyland at Vic Falls' rumours

At the 2013 Zimbabwean International Travel Exchange in London, a panel promoting tourism in the country reassured those concerned that rumours of Disney rides coming to Victoria Falls were not true a...

By Alison Monday I Thesouthafrican | Published: 02 October 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

CZI launches manufacturing survey

THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) will today launch the 2013 manufacturing survey at a time the sector is at its low due to stiff competition from imports that have flooded the market as ...

By Business reporter | Published: 02 October 2013

POLITICS

Zanu-PF engages business community

Zanu-PF has taken on board the business community as it intensifies the implementation of its poll promises pursuant to transforming livelihoods and turning around the country's economic fortunes. The...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 October 2013

OPINION

Zimbabwe current account still under pressure

The country's current account remained precarious for the first half of the year against the background of declining export performance, increased imports and declining capital inflows.The contractio...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 October 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

'Rainy season yet to start,' says Met Dept

The rains received in different parts of the country starting yesterday do not signify the onset of the rainy season, the Meteorological Services Department has said. MSD head of forecasting Tich Ziny...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 October 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

Govt to regulate grain, oil seed industry

Government has put in place a Statutory Instrument (SI) to shore up the Agricultural Marketing Authority Act in a bid to promote marketing and fair trade practices in the grain and oil seeds industry....

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 October 2013

OPINION

Commodity exchange makes the economy efficient

Zimbabwe has a commodity exchange that is yet to start operating due to lack of funds. However the Ministry of Industry and Commerce has indicated its working to ensure that the exchange is functional...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

Batoka Gorge project to start before year end

THE construction of the $3 billion Batoka Gorge Hydro Electricity Scheme is set to start by the end of next year after the completion of the $2.5 million access road linking Victoria Falls through Chi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

Corporate governance code limits multiple directorships

The proposed corporate governance code for Zimbabwe, work on which was recently completed, is expected to limit the number of boards an individual can serve on, DHM Legal Practitioners senior partner ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

Corporate governance values should be embedded in corporate DNA

Good corporate governance should be embedded within an organisation's corporate DNA, not be a policy document filed away in a cabinet, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

John Chikura declared Chartered Secretary of the year

Deposit Protection Corporation chief executive and two-times Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe past president John Mafungei Chikura has been declared the 2012 Chartered...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

External debt a threat to Zim economic growth, says Chinamasa

Government says the country's external debt estimated at over $8 billion remains a major threat to the growth of the economy.With the recently sworn in cabinet beginning to direct energies towards the...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2013

POLITICS

Zimbabwe to unveil a Sovereign Wealth Fund

Government is expected to unveil a Sovereign Wealth Fund aimed at raising capital from internal resources to sustain economic requirements.The establishment of the fund is also expected to solve depen...

By Business reporter | Published: 27 September 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

Zim dairy conference sets another record high attendance

The just ended 9th East and Southern African Dairy Associations (Esada) conference and exhibition has set a record for registering the highest number of delegates in the history of the organisation.Fo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

Tobacco key to Zimbabwe food security

Successful tobacco farming in Zimbabwe can easily improve the food security situation in this country as it is linked to growing other crops in rotation with the cash crop, British American Tobacco Zi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

PPP crucial in Zim infrastructural re-building

The Eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe is expected to expedite debate on the Public, Private Partnership Bill which if passed into law will spearhead the mobilization of resources for critical programmes o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2013

POLITICS

South Africa gives Zimbabwe $93m aid

JOHANNESBURG - SOUTH Africa gave Zimbabwe $93 million worth of aid between 2005 and 2011, according to the United Kingdom and Africa-based non-governmental organisation Development Initiatives' inaugu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2013

OPINION

Zimbabwe mobile financial services growing

The expansion of Eco-Cash operations is an indication that mobile financial services are increasingly being adopted by the greater part of the population in the country.Mobile financial services have ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 September 2013

OPINION

Successful business networking

The explosion of social media over the past half-decade or so has seemed to touch almost every aspect of our lives. Networking, be it for business or pleasure, was surely one of the first areas to fee...

By Regenesys | Published: 26 September 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

IDC loses $71m to Romanian govt

THE Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has failed to recover $71 million from the Romanian government 14 years after the IDC partnered the European country in a glass-manufacturing deal that f...

By Business Reporter | Published: 26 September 2013

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