Ceteris Paribus: Manufacturing sector sluggish despite more investment

For reference, capacity utilisation in this context is basically the link between the output generated with the available resources and the potential production
By Tinashe Duma May. 31, 2024

Candid Comment: Our industries are in a firestorm

On Friday, the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) indicated industries were in tailspin last year, with utilisation of installed capacity falling by about three percentage points.
By Shame Makoshori May. 31, 2024

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs): The heart of entrepreneurship

Zimbabweans need to transform the mindset of being job seekers and to become job creators.
By J.d Chisvo May. 19, 2024

Tragic nature of the ZiG rollout

The Zimbabwe dollar, ZiG’s predecessor, suffered a similar fate. The bond notes were first presented by the government in 2016 under the guise of "export incentive scheme".
By Mthandazo Nyoni May. 17, 2024

A third of Zim’s industry ready for AfCFTA: CZI

He said that companies noted that the cost of production was higher in Zimbabwe compared to other countries making local firms uncompetitive.
By Tafadzwa Mhlanga May. 1, 2024

RBZ snubs forex auction bidders

As the Zimbabwe market adapts to the yet another currency, Zimbabwe Gold (ZiG), the RBZ has availed US$285 million to shore up the local currency.
By Melody Chikono
 Apr. 14, 2024

Zim’s diesel fired industry quakes as oil prices rocket

In the last quarter of 2023, the report noted that crude oil prices were going down, having peaked at about US$92 per barrel in September 2023.
By Mthandazo Nyoni Apr. 12, 2024

‘Bond notes, Zimdollar had no backing’

The Bond notes and coins were then dropped to allow for the re-introduction of the ZWL$ in June 2019.
By Tatira Zwinoira Apr. 12, 2024

CZI gets US$2,5m Swedish boost

The support comes at a time when manufacturers are in desperate need of foreign currency as official channels continue to prove difficult in supplying adequate amounts.
By Julia Ndlela and Blessed Ndlovu Apr. 5, 2024