Blog entries from: Economic Views from Zimbabwe

I admire John Robertson the economist from Zimbabwe for his straight talking. This blog will publish some of his thoughts on the Zimbabwe economy and some of my comments from a lay perspective.

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November 8 2014

From Economic Views from Zimbabwe Sat Nov 8 2014, 03:42:00

Policymakers and business leaders in Zimbabwe seem to share the opinion that past policies are still appropriate for the New Normal economy of the post-Global Financial Crisis world.

 

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From Economic Views from Zimbabwe Sat Nov 8 2014, 03:42:00

Policymakers and business leaders in Zimbabwe seem to share the opinion that past policies are still appropriate for the New Normal economy of the post-Global Financial Crisis world.

 

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August 9 2014

From Economic Views from Zimbabwe Sat Aug 9 2014, 07:19:00

 Zimbabwe will soon run out of money: Baz - DailyNews Live

 

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From Economic Views from Zimbabwe Sat Aug 9 2014, 07:19:00

 Zimbabwe will soon run out of money: Baz - DailyNews Live

 

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From Economic Views from Zimbabwe Sat Aug 9 2014, 06:07:00

In a rare one-on-one stage interview he held with US president Barack Obama, Zimbabwean technology entrepreneur, Takunda Chingonzo, told Obama that the supposedly targeted sanctions against some political leaders in Zimbabwe were actually hurting ordinary people.Chingonzo said technology entrepreneurs looking to get technology or funding from US-based companies often hit a brick wall because of the sanctions."In our work, we got to a point where we needed to import a bit of technology from the United States. And so we were engaging in conversation with these US based businesses, and the response we got time and time again was that unfortunately we cannot do business with you because you are from Zimbabwe. I was shocked. This doesn't make sense," explained Chingonzo to Obama.In response, ...

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From Economic Views from Zimbabwe Sat Aug 9 2014, 06:07:00

In a rare one-on-one stage interview he held with US president Barack Obama, Zimbabwean technology entrepreneur, Takunda Chingonzo, told Obama that the supposedly targeted sanctions against some political leaders in Zimbabwe were actually hurting ordinary people.Chingonzo said technology entrepreneurs looking to get technology or funding from US-based companies often hit a brick wall because of the sanctions."In our work, we got to a point where we needed to import a bit of technology from the United States. And so we were engaging in conversation with these US based businesses, and the response we got time and time again was that unfortunately we cannot do business with you because you are from Zimbabwe. I was shocked. This doesn't make sense," explained Chingonzo to Obama.In response, ...

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From Economic Views from Zimbabwe Sat Aug 9 2014, 06:01:00

THE Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) industrial index declined by 6,9% to 188,08 points in July from the December figures as the bourse took a battering from the slow performance of the economy, latest statistics have shown.

VICTORIA MTOMBA

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From Economic Views from Zimbabwe Sat Aug 9 2014, 06:01:00

THE Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) industrial index declined by 6,9% to 188,08 points in July from the December figures as the bourse took a battering from the slow performance of the economy, latest statistics have shown.

VICTORIA MTOMBA

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June 20 2014

From Economic Views from Zimbabwe Fri Jun 20 2014, 10:07:00

Company closures continue in Zimbabwe by Tererai Karimakwenda 19 June 2014 |Reports of the rapid closure of companies in Zimbabwe have continued to make headlines as government fails to find a solution, with the latest news revealing that at least 10 companies are closing every month.According to the Financial Gazette newspaper, a senior official at the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) disclosed figures that suggest 60 companies had shut their doors so far this year. The total could be over 120 closures by year's end.The figures represent only statistics on the number of companies that stopped contributing to monthly pension funds due to closure. This means there could be even more companies closing that had not been paying into the fund, which is a crime under the law.In ...

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From Economic Views from Zimbabwe Fri Jun 20 2014, 10:07:00

Company closures continue in Zimbabwe by Tererai Karimakwenda 19 June 2014 |Reports of the rapid closure of companies in Zimbabwe have continued to make headlines as government fails to find a solution, with the latest news revealing that at least 10 companies are closing every month.According to the Financial Gazette newspaper, a senior official at the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) disclosed figures that suggest 60 companies had shut their doors so far this year. The total could be over 120 closures by year's end.The figures represent only statistics on the number of companies that stopped contributing to monthly pension funds due to closure. This means there could be even more companies closing that had not been paying into the fund, which is a crime under the law.In ...

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