Economic Analysis

France pledges economic cooperation with Zanu PF

23rd March 2017 Staff Reporter 0

HARARE – The visiting high powered French parliament delegation has paid a courtesy call on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa today (Thursday) where issues of economic cooperation between the two countries took centre stage. The delegation, […]

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Chinamasa revises up 2017 economic growth forecast to 3.7 pct

10th March 2017 Staff Reporter 12

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe expects higher economic growth of 3.7 percent this year, from an initial projection of 1.7 percent following a better than expected agriculture season, the finance minister was quoted as saying by […]

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South Africa’s economy contracts in fourth quarter as mining, manufacturing slip

7th March 2017 Staff Reporter 1

PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa’s economy contracted 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the final three months of last year as mining and manufacturing output shrank, the statistics agency said on Tuesday, putting credit ratings at risk. […]

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Africa’s jobless youth cast a shadow over economic growth

28th February 2017 Staff Reporter 2

African governments are confronting unemployment in many different ways. In Senegal, with 200,000 Senegalese joining the labour market each year, President Macky Sall launched a programme in February 2013 to create 30,000 jobs within a […]

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The odd meaning of ‘radical economic transformation’ in SA

26th February 2017 Staff Reporter 1

The only thing radical about South Africa’s ruling party’s understanding of “radical economic transformation”, a commentator once suggested, is its use of the word ‘radical’. The comment was made a few years ago, when the […]

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