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Election 2018 – Bracing for Thrills, Spills

Photo: IRIN (file photo). OPINIONBy Seewell Mashizha If current indications are anything to go by, things are likely to get more exciting as Zimbabwe gets nearer the 2018 harmonised polls. This could be the silly season in which we are likely to see more than our fair share of a …

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ZCTU Picks Judge to Draft Labour Bill

By Kudzai Kuwaza AS the fallout from government’s decision to handpick labour lawyer Rodgers Matsikidze to draft proposed amendments to the Labour Act continues, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has contracted a retired judge to draft its own amendments to the Act, businessdigest has established. Matsikidze presented the proposed …

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FBCH and CBZH Discounted Book Values, Corporate Governance Gaps

COLUMNBy The Brett Chulu The reporting season for financial concerns is in full swing. Two salient features stand out with respect to the corporate results of financial institutions released so far. Listed financial concerns are trading below their book values. There are corporate governance gaps. The cases of FBC Holdings …

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A Look Into South Africa Credit Rating Downgrade

COLUMNBy Tinashe Kaduwo South African Finance minister Pravin Gordhan was sacked by President Jacob Zuma in a cabinet reshuffle and S&P Global cut Africa’s most advanced economy’s credit rating to junk status. What a week for Zimbabwe’s largest trading partner! The developments in South Africa sent the rand into turmoil …

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Stop the Rot in Parastatals!

COLUMNBy Lloyd Gumbo Sometimes one wonders if corruption in Government institutions will ever end. And whether corporate governance will ever work in Zimbabwe. How about institutions that are in place to fight corruption, are they there to fight graft or to exacerbate it? Do people get into public institutions to …

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