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Dollarisation: No way out

In recent weeks there has been increased speculation of the return of the Zimbabwe dollar causing much anxiety in the country.

Despite assurances by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor and the Minister of Finance, some people continue to spread rumours of the imminent return of the Zim dollar.

Some see the introduction of bond coins […]

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Africa Day: Time for Africa

This week we celebrated Africa Day. Africa has come a long way since the founding of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963, currently known as the Africa Union (AU). The African Union, comprises of 54 member states, brought together to collectively address the challenges Africa has faced, namely, armed conflict, climate change, and […]

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Flexible policy needed to attract foreign investors

As the economy continues to sink deeper and deeper into recession, most people are generally concerned about the state of affairs. Retailers are struggling, as is the banking, manufacturing, and food sectors. In fact, the whole economy. There seems to be a gradual loss of confidence and people are holding firmly onto the little […]

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Zim now needs to create a business-friendly climate

The IMF recently published the first review of the Staff Monitored Programme on Zimbabwe. It is pleasing to note that, despite the economic and financial difficulties, government has made progress in implementing macroeconomic and structural reforms.

Progress has been slow but steady and government needs to intensify its effort to ensure successful implementation of the […]

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Zim economy heads for further decline

The IMF recently released the 2015 World Economic Outlook Report. I am astounded by the complexity of the forces shaping macroeconomic evolutions around the world and the challenges facing the global economy, especially in Europe and emerging markets more broadly. According to the IMF managing director, Christine Lagarde, “growth will be moderate and uneven”.
There […]

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Zim: It could be far better

Last week Zimbabwe celebrated 35 years of Independence. While many would argue that we have not made much progress in the last 35 years I would disagree.

In the first two decades post-independence, Zimbabwe made tremendous and unexpected progress in many sector sand was considered to be the jewel and bread basket of Africa.

Zimbabwe’s GDP […]

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Distress and mental illness affects productivity in Zim

Last week Industrial Psychology Consultants published their annual Zimbabwe National Employee Engagement Report 2014.

The report is based on a survey of 4 761 Zimbabwean employees and evaluates their levels of engagement and work experiences. While the results are marginally positive and show an improving trend in employee engagement, it is the levels of distress and […]

By |July 6th, 2015|The Ritesh Anand Coumn|12 Comments
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Economic freedom key to long-term success

“The human spirit is the real wellspring of economic prosperity. That spirit is at its most inspired when it is unleashed from the chains in which it has been bound.” — Heritage Foundation.

Last week we looked at the economic success of Singapore over the last five decades. Not surprisingly, Singapore ranks second in […]

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Singapore’s ‘economic miracle’ lesson for Africa

He retired as prime minister in 1990, but his influence shaped government policy until his death and will continue to do so beyond.

When Singapore gained its independence nearly 50 years ago, it was a poor, colonial outpost in a swampland that lacked natural resources. Today, the Southeast Asian city-state of 5,4 million people is […]

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