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Ceteris Paribus: Inflation over sluggish growth: A better devil?

Zimbabwe currently “boasts” of having one of the worst inflation levels in the world, flirting of an annual inflation of 255% as of November 2022.
By Tinashe Duma Dec. 16, 2022

Future of financial markets: Is the Zimdollar a threat?

THE introduction of the Zimbabwean dollar as the official currency marked a significant shift in the world of financial markets locally.
By Tinashe Duma Dec. 23, 2022

Play your cards right: ZSE outliers for 2022

However, a few “lucky” investors stumbled on yet another block of positive returns from the bourse in real terms.
By Tinashe Duma Jan. 6, 2023

Forex rate runaway: Should screws be tightened further?

This predicament triggered a tough reaction from the central bank in 2022 as authorities introduced a controversial contractionary monetary policy.
By Tinashe Duma Jan. 13, 2023

Value creation: The future of production in Africa

This has allowed businesses to reduce costs while increasing efficiency and productivity.
By Tinashe Duma Jan. 20, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: Zimbabwe elections trend: Prospects of 2008 repetition

Political turmoil and economic stagnation served as the setting for the 2008 presidential election.
By Tinashe Duma Jan. 27, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: Going in circles: Demystifying the Zim currency outlook

The RBZ introduced the contractionary monetary policy in the second quarter of 2022 as it sought to mitigate the rampant inflation and curtail the runaway local currency depreciation.
By Tinashe Duma Feb. 17, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: Risk, return: ZSE outshines other African stock markets

The market was mainly exposed to greater heights of volatility in 2020 following a rampant inflation as well as the gazetting of the Zimbabwean dollar (ZW$) as the reporting currency in the country
By Tinashe Duma Feb. 24, 2023

A cat, mouse game that never works

THE government of Zimbabwe, through relevant bodies, has gone back and forth since 2020 on policies pertaining to the stock market
By Tinashe Duma Mar. 3, 2023

Demystifying the new inflation statistic

IN a recent move by the government to address inflation, Zimbabwe adopted blended inflation as its official inflation statistic through Statutory Instrument (SI) 27 of 2023
By Tinashe Duma Mar. 10, 2023

Stocks and elections

The immediate past election was held in July of 2018, and it was highly contested and violent too, which has grown common in Zimbabwe.
By Tinashe Duma Mar. 17, 2023

FCA leads the way

The inconsistent stance by the government on the currency debacle in the country has heavily weighed on confidence in the formal banking system.
By Tinashe Duma Mar. 24, 2023

VFEX to record first IPO from real estate sector

This means the bourse is a stranger to IPOs as all the listings are migrations from other markets, predominantly the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE).
By Tinashe Duma Mar. 31, 2023

New MPC resolutions: Inflation deception

In an earlier review of the macroeconomic developments, the RBZ resolved to adopt the blended inflation for official inflation reporting in Zimbabwe,
By Tinashe Duma Apr. 6, 2023

Is Zim running out of investment options?

One could argue that the ZWL has grown unpopular from the investing public, and this can weigh on all ZWL-based investment vehicles in the medium to long-term.
By Tinashe Duma Apr. 14, 2023

ASL’s VFEX listing to bolster investor sentiment

The counter became the 10th to trade its stock on VFEX, and the 8th to delist from ZSE for a listing on VFEX.
By Tinashe Duma Apr. 21, 2023

Is gold-backed digital currency what we need?

Controlling money supply has, over the past year, proved to be the best solution to managing inflation.
By Tinashe Duma Apr. 28, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: Get rich quick on currency market

A 100% premium, as highlighted above, would likely lead to an increase in Zimbabwe dollar inflation in reality, despite not being officially published as an independent statistic.
By Tinashe Duma May. 5, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: ZSE best performing bourse in Africa: A myth?

The ZSE recorded the highest stock market annual returns in the world in 2020 and 2021 respectively, due to more money supply that came as a result of more government expenditure.
By Tinashe Duma May. 12, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: Zimdollar liberalisation: Full impact of flotation

Liberalising the exchange rate involves removing government control over the exchange rate and allowing market forces to determine the currency value.
By Tinashe Duma May. 19, 2023

Delving into suspension of import duty on basics

In a bid to stabilise the runaway exchange rate, the minister removed import licences on basic commodities, as well as import duties and taxes.
By Tinashe Duma May. 26, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: What does the exchange rate need?

The RBZ has already limited the weekly allocation to US$15 million
By Tinashe Duma Jun. 2, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: How currency crisis has impacted ZSE

While investors chase value-preservation from the fragile Zimdollar, the ZSE has proved to be the best safe-haven as it is directly driven by money supply and market developments.
By Tinashe Duma Jun. 9, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: Is joining the Rand Union the solution to ZW$ crisis?

One of the main benefits is that it would provide Zimbabwe with access to a stable currency.
By Tinashe Duma Jun. 16, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: Status quo of currency depreciation magnitude

Unlike the historic command fixation of the exchange rate to enforce currency stability by the government
By Tinashe Duma Jun. 23, 2023

Surfing in volatile waters: Risk-payoff

People often think about volatility only when prices fall, however volatility can also refer to sudden price rises too.
By Tinashe Duma Jun. 30, 2023

VFEX potential: Bear-run drivers under the spotlight

The VFEX has grown from a market capitalisation of US$43,6 million in 2021 to US$1,4 billion.
By Tinashe Duma Jul. 7, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: Harnessing lithium deposits for economic development

Bikita Minerals completed the construction of two lithium processing plants this year and has started production.
By Tinashe Duma Jul. 14, 2023

Ceteris Paribus: Resisting currency loss: ZSE counters outshining volatility

To give background, the ZSE boasted of a 112% year-to-date return in US$ terms by mid of May this year.
By Tinashe Duma Jul. 21, 2023

CeterisParibus: ZW$ sustains positive momentum for over a month: What to expect

The economic impact of a sudden appreciation of a weak currency against a hard currency can be both beneficial and detrimental, depending on the economic structure and foreign trade dynamics.
By Tinashe Duma Jul. 28, 2023