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New perspectives: Moderating parallel market exchange rates

Changes in economic frameworks have gone alongside, equally failing currency reform measures.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Sep. 4, 2022

Moderating parallel market exchange rates

Changes in economic frameworks have gone alongside, equally failing currency reform measures.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Sep. 11, 2022

2023 election: The greatest economic outlook risk for Zim

The adverse impacts of high taxes on the general well-being of the economy and citizens, therefore, cannot be overemphasised.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Dec. 9, 2022

Burgeoning debt a threat to socio-economic growth

The prevailing unsustainable debt level is exerting dire developmental impacts on the economy and citizens.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Dec. 16, 2022

The call for economic and structural reforms in Zim

By scaling down social services, the poor and marginalised communities were disproportionately affected.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Jan. 6, 2023

Sanctions choking Zim: Myth or reality?

Late last year, Finance minister Prof Mthuli Ncube bemoaned the impact of sanctions on the economy noting that the country has lost about US$40 billion in the last 22 years
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Jan. 13, 2023

Floating a diaspora bond: Should Zim continue borowing?

Independent estimates, however, show that over three million Zimbabweans are living abroad and the numbers continue to balloon.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Jan. 27, 2023

Demystifying RBZ’s 2023 Monetary Policy Statement

These risks, for instance, include the pending Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) Bill, which is awaiting presidential assent after sailing through both chambers of the National Assembly.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Feb. 24, 2023

Re-dollarisation: Is this the right path forward for Zim?

Dollarisation is a generic term used by economists when a country substitutes its currency with foreign currency as a legal tender.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Mar. 3, 2023

Re-dollarisation: Is this the right path forward for Zimbabwe?

This week’s part 2 seeks to explain the intuition behind this view by separating time horizons into the medium term (3-5 years) and the long term (more than five years).
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Mar. 10, 2023

Zim structured debt talks step in the right direction

Zimbabwe has been recycling its socio-economic and financial challenges since 1980
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Mar. 17, 2023

Zimstat, RBZ lose battle of numbers

This was made through the promulgation of Statutory Instrument 27 of 2023 (SI 27-2023).
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Mar. 24, 2023

Economic outlook: Key March 2023 highlights

The review of salaries for public workers was long overdue.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Apr. 21, 2023

Are Zim authorities out of touch with reality?

Constraining global economic activity has increased financial tightening by major central banks to fight inflation and subdue the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Apr. 28, 2023

2023 elections: Anticipating the politi-economics terrain

Also, an election conflict can be caused by weak institutions, impunity, and a biased judiciary making it difficult to settle election disputes fairly and impartially.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda May. 5, 2023

Adventurous RBZ: Finding a balance becoming a tall order

The local currency is injected into the system at a faster pace than the rate of growth of economic activity in the real sector.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda May. 12, 2023

A critical analysis of govt’s economic stability measures

This RBZ debt has reportedly been used for the importation of strategic commodities, including fuel, fertilisers, cooking oil and critical raw materials.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda May. 19, 2023

Fiscal transparency panacea to Zim socio-economic problems?

The major aspect of elections is access to public resources through an electoral victory hence the reason they are often the object of fraught competition and conflict.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda May. 26, 2023

Climate change: Zim must take action now

Other factors contributing to climate change include solar variability, tectonic activity, orbital variations, and volcanic activity.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Jun. 16, 2023

Taming macro-economic volatility

Officially, inflation was measured at 86,5% in May 2023, up from 75% recorded in April.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Jun. 23, 2023

Macro-economic volatility: The buck stops with govt

In recent weeks, Zimbabwe experienced increased Zimbabwe dollar (ZWL) fluctuations in both the official and alternative foreign exchange markets.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Jul. 7, 2023

Macro-economic review: June 2023

ZimStat blended inflation statistics show that prices mounted by 175,8% between June 2022 and June 2023, up from the 86,5% increase realised between May 2022 and May 2023
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Jul. 14, 2023

Natural resource curse: Challenges faced by mining communities

The mining sector involves the movement of heavy machinery which damages roads, especially gravel or dust roads.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Jul. 28, 2023

Mounting public debt: Is Zimbabwe in a fix?

In 2022, disbursements received from external loan arrangements amounted to US$194,3 million, up 441,2% from US$35,9 million disbursed in 2021.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Aug. 4, 2023

Inflation statistics: ZimStat must ditch blended figures

The Treasury has also paused fulfilling its obligations like payments to contractors and suppliers.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Aug. 11, 2023

Mid-term MPC: RBZ staying the course

The market starvation of the Zimdollars is affecting business activity and promoting the dollarization of the economy.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Aug. 18, 2023

Public service delivery: A peep into the 2021 Auditor-General’s report

All this promotes fraudulent activities and compromises service delivery for residents.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Sep. 1, 2023

Mid-term budget review: Looming macro-economic outlook risks

This outturn is 34,4% higher than the total revenue collection that is projected in the 2023 approved budget.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Sep. 8, 2023

An analysis of economic outlook for August 2023

There is a consensus among monetarists that parallel market exchange premia should not exceed 20% for stability to hold.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Sep. 15, 2023

2024 budget strategy paper: Zim’s future looks bleak

Also, the Treasury promised to follow a prudent approach to fiscal management (cash budgeting, raising additional tax revenue, containing spending and efficient resource use) in 2024.
By Zvikomborero Sibanda Sep. 22, 2023