Archive for the ‘Zimbabwe’ category
Hundreds of supporters of President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party demonstrated against foreign owned businesses in central Harare on Monday and began looting small shops on the western edge of the city.
It came as good news to us that Zimbabwe will be opening a commodities exchange known as Comez (Commodities Exchange of Zimbabwe).
The “talk” of elections in 2011 will be the main theme in political and business circles.
Zimbabwe’s power-sharing government is trying to revive an economy crippled by low productivity, high unemployment and a lack of foreign investment. One focus of attention is the country’s mining industry.
Investors should view reports about Zimbabwe’s indigenisation laws with a pinch of salt, given what is at times a disconnect between the reality on the ground and newspaper headlines.
With Zimbabwe scheduled to have elections in 2011, Dr Dennis Worrall looks at how the international community should respond to the current political situation in the country.
Kenyan fuel retailer KenolKobil has finalised plans to open an office in Zimbabwe effective 1 January 2011.
While the adoption of a multicurrency regime in Zimbabwe has provided some form of respite for local companies, the key restraint relates to the general lack of liquidity.
Zimbabwe has a master-plan to ensure power supply constraints don’t put a brake on the country’s strategy for sustained economic growth.
South African retailer Pick n Pay confirmed yesterday that it had purchased another 24% of Zimbabwe operation TM Supermarkets, where it already has a 25% share, bringing its total shareholding to 49%.
National Foods Ltd., the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed agri-business company, has said that it will next month close its Bulawayo stockfeed factory due to a short supply of inputs.
British entrepreneur Richard Branson has announced a new venture that aims to help put Zimbabwe back on its feet.
Zimbabwe has been trailing behind the rest of the world in terms of mineral exploration and development and has lost out on major “commodity booms” enjoyed elsewhere mainly as a result of the “lost decade” (1998‐2009).
Nontando Sibanda, an analyst at Imara, looks at Zimbabwe’s sugar industry
Just how big is the Zimbabwe economy and how upbeat should one be about growth prospects?