Manifesto: MDC Alliance’s wish list

The MDC Alliance unveiled its manifesto last week with a promise to grow a $100 billion economy by 2028 should its candidate, Nelson Chamisa, prevail at the July 30 harmonised elections. By TATIRA ZWINOIRA The growth is premised on a stable macroeconomic environment with an average annual growth rate of …

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Opportunities to enrich your agricultural decisions with data

With the importance of data and evidence in African agriculture gaining momentum, eMKambo has historical data that can enable diverse value chain actors to understand their agribusiness planning, budgeting and decision-making. By CHARLES DHEWA Over the past five years, eMKambo (www.emkambo.co.zw) has been collecting data from more than 20 agricultural …

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Poultry feeds production up 10% in Q1

POULTRY feeds production increased by 10% in quantity to 74 241 metric tonnes (mt) in the first quarter of the year, raking in more than $46 million, an industry official has said. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI In an industry update, Zimbabwe Poultry Association (ZPA) chairperson, Solomon Zawe said poultry feeds continued …

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Delays stall special economic zones

ZIMBABWE Special Economic Zones Authority (Zimseza) chairman Gideon Gono has revealed that non-fiscal regulations and incentives have not been gazetted, hindering the authority’s ability to process any investment under special economic zones. BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA Speaking at a media briefing in Harare yesterday, Gono said President Emmerson Mnangagwa instructed the …

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King Solomon Hotel scoops award

Patrick Chitumba Midlands Bureau Chief The owner of King Solomon Hotel in Kwekwe, Mr Solomon Matsa, last Friday won the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) Midlands Provincial Annual Business Awards at a ceremony in Gweru. The first runner up in the businessperson of the year category went to Dr …

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Moyo headlines property forum

Africa Moyo Property Reporter LOCAL Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister, July Moyo is expected to headline the ZimReal Property Investment Conference, which roars to life in Harare tomorrow. The one-day conference allows local and regional property investors, developers and practitioners, together with their public sector counterparts to share …

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Tokyo starts 2018 as world’s most traded real estate market

Tokyo overtook London as the world’s busiest real estate market in the first quarter of 2018, with mega-deals and an unusually positive economic outlook driving demand. Investment volumes in the Japanese capital more than doubled to $9,1 billion in the three months to March (2017: $4,3 billion), just beating New …

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Rand sell-off intensifies

The sell-off in the rand and emerging market (EM) currencies intensified amid concerns that EMs will be faced with higher US borrowing costs, Mehul Daya and Walter de Wet of Nedbank’s Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) unit said yesterday. It said this takes place against the backdrop of the Federal …

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IDBZ raises $26m for housing

Enacy Mapakame Property Reporter The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) raised $26,6 million in 2017 for housing projects across the country, as it pressed ahead with its mandate of infrastructure financing. This comes as State infrastructure bank’s revenue for the year increased by 16 percent to $8,6 million, driven …

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Oil prices fall

LONDON. — Oil prices fell yesterday, pulled down by rising Russian production and the highest US drilling activity in more than three years. Analysts expect higher US output to offset supply curbs by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which have been in place for 18 months and …

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