Economic Analysis

Consumers drive UK economy, defying expected Brexit vote hit

26th January 2017 Staff Reporter 2

LONDON – Britain’s free-spending consumers again confounded warnings that June’s Brexit vote would cause an immediate slowdown in the country’s economy, driving robust growth in the final three months of 2016, data showed on Thursday. […]

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Why Africa’s neglected economic sectors will be our saving grace in job and wealth creation

16th January 2017 Staff Reporter 2

Kenya leads African counterparts in successfully absorbing majority of its population into the job market and although the labour force is on track to increase dramatically over the coming decade, creating a job market that […]

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This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos will focus on the threat of right-wing populism for the first time ever

15th January 2017 Staff Reporter 1

Each year in late January, around 2,000 of the globe’s leaders – politicians, bureaucrats, business representatives and public intellectuals – make the annual pilgrimage to the Swiss town of Davos for the World Economic Forum […]

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MDC-T Shadow Minister for Finance says bond notes are Zimbabwe dollars

30th December 2016 Staff Reporter 0

Movement for Democratic Change Shadow Minister for Finance Tapiwa Mashakada says the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill which is aimed at legalising bond notes, treats the notes as Zimbabwe dollars and does not talk […]

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MDC-T warns of looming humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe

26th December 2016 Staff Reporter 4

Harare – The Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), led by former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai, on Sunday warned of a humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe, saying an economic upturn for the country was highly […]

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China’s growth ‘reassuring’ for ‘weak and vulnerable’ global economy: Xinhua

26th December 2016 Staff Reporter 0

China will meet its growth target of 6.5 percent to 7 percent growth this year, a reassuring sign for a “weak and vulnerable” global economy, state news agency Xinhua said in a commentary on Monday. […]

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