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The curse of Zimbabwe’s indigenous owned banks

The curse of Zimbabwe’s indigenous owned banks

So Trust Bank is no more! Bill’s project has derailed. The one they call ‘Beans’ has joined the lengthening queue of ‘failed bankers’ of the indigenous ilk. The going might be tough, but surely something must be terribly wrong. Why is it that only indigenous banks are failing? Why are…

The Unique Ways Women Approach Finance

The Unique Ways Women Approach Finance

The standard cliché is that, relatively speaking, men are financial daredevils who like risk and that women are cautious and want security. Alternatively expressed, men are more risk friendly than women. Or to rephrase the title of a bestseller, “men buy shares from Mars and women have a savings account…

Time for a Real Agriculture Revolution in Zimbabwe

Time for a Real Agriculture Revolution in Zimbabwe

FEATURE (Zimbabwe Investor) – Zimbabwe has over the years sold itself as an agro-based economy, yet there is little infrastructural and service investment into the sector at national level to show for the importance. The economy’s manufacturing sector extracts 60% of its input from agriculture, a sector which accounted for…

Corporate Governance and Bank Performance: Evidence from Zimbabwe

Corporate Governance and Bank Performance: Evidence from Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE’s financial industry suffered a crisis towards the end of 2003 which resulted in a number of institutes either collapsing, have their licences withdrawn or going into the central bank, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’d curatorship with the consequence of many banking executive fleeing the country fearing arrest. All the banks…

Rethinking the Imperatives and Meaning of a Successful Zimbabwean Economy

Rethinking the Imperatives and Meaning of a Successful Zimbabwean Economy

There is need to rethink the imperatives & meaning of a successful Zimbabwean economy. It is critical to understanding the nature of Zimbabwe’s investment opportunities. Zimbabwe’s investment value proposition is more than a resource boom. The key growth driver, about 50% of GDP, is now coming from consumer facing industries…