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Bond coins or not: once an economy dollarizes there is just no going back, history seems to suggest

Bond coins or not: once an economy dollarizes there is just no going back, history seems to suggest

February 2015 will mark six years since Zimbabwe adopted the multi-currency monetary system, commonly referred to as dollarization. The move was in response to the chaotic hyperinflationary period that had defined the Zimbabwean economic environment for almost a decade prior to February 2009. Most Zimbabweans still are haunted by the…

As the Curtain Rolls Down on US Quantitative Easing, What Does it Mean for African Economies?

As the Curtain Rolls Down on US Quantitative Easing, What Does it Mean for African Economies?

The financial markets crisis of 2007-8 will without doubt go down in American history as one of the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s. So severe was the financial crisis that it triggered a radical and somewhat unorthodox monetary policy response from the U.S Federal Reserve – the…

Zimbabwe: FDI Follows the Path of Least Resistance

Zimbabwe: FDI Follows the Path of Least Resistance

FEATURE (Zimbabwe Investor) – Recently, there have been amplified calls by Zimbabwe government authorities in appealing for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The importance of foreign investment cannot be over-emphasised, especially for an economy at a precipice like Zimbabwe. Mozambique during the past year has registered a 30 percent increase in…

As Discontent With The ANC Increases, Is The EFF A Sober Alternative?

As Discontent With The ANC Increases, Is The EFF A Sober Alternative?

Until recently, South Africa lay claim to the title of Africa`s biggest economy, being the beacon of its former President Thabo Mbeki`s vision of an African renaissance. Two decades post independence, the rainbow nation is at a precipice. Unemployment, particularly amongst the youths is high, service delivery has been a…