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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
Mapeza remains optimistic