What’s in store for our economy?

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus Yesterday I came across an invitation to a Christian conference in the United States where the host intends to lead discussion on what the world number two economy is...
vendors

Sanity must prevail in Harare

Victoria Ruzvidzo THE rate at which vendors have besieged Harare’s Central Business District has ceased to be funny. At some point we all thought it was a frenzy that would soon die down but the situ...

Reduction of prices the way to go

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans and the challenges it is facing will only be resolved by Zimbabweans. This is not a new assertion but one that we have heard and written a...

Xenophobia self-destructive

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus The xenophobic wave of violence that has gripped South Africa in the past week as one African turns against the other is not only shameful or just a social or politic...
Total market capitalisation on the ZSE was $4,12 billion down from $4,33 billion at the end of December

First quarter not so glorious, but . . .

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus The first quarter of the economy is gone and we are two weeks into the second quarter, but an analysis would show that there is more that has gone wrong than that whi...
President Mugabe

Act on President’s call

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus Zimbabweans living outside the country should take President Mugabe’s passionate plea seriously and actively participate in turning the economy around. It is not a se...
Ms Machel

United front will carry day for women

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus Zimbabwean women, constituting 52 percent of the population, have a critical role to play in this economy if it is to realise its full potential. The Zimbabwe Agenda ...
Prophet Makandiwa and his wife Prophetess Dr Ruth Makandiwa a fortnight ago led thousands of their church members in a massive clean-up campaign in Harare

Let’s own up, behave differently

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus Not so long ago Zimbabwe’s capital city Harare, was indeed a sunshine city. The roads were well-maintained, buildings were spruced up, traffic lights worked all the t...

When perception rules

“Actually I think we are to blame. We of the older generation because of our frame of mind. Often we define Africa as a pool of problems, not a pool of opportunities.”

Mangudya’s MPS quite instructive

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus “There is no random success. We all need to come up with pragmatic and carefully thought through solutions to rebalance or resize the economy which is currently going...

Give SME/informal sector its due space

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus Revelations last year that at least $7,6 billion was circulating in the informal sector, buttressed by the recent statistics that operations in this field raked in as...

Investor interest a good omen

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus THE year has started well for this country with serious interest being registered by foreign investors who have almost been tripping over each other to come and explo...

‘We need to embrace business’

Starting this month, the Business Focus column will be hosting interviews once a month as we seek to facilitate thought-provoking debate on all aspects of the economy.

Time to rebrand Zim

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus “The problem with Zimbabwe is that we have allowed the enemy to market the country for us.” These are powerful words made by Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa a fortnight ag...