Chris Chenga

4 years ago | July 12, 2015

Open Economy: The world in the eyes of Zimbabwe

When paying attention to policy-makers, captains of industry and budding entrepreneurial start-ups, one can easily ...

4 years ago | June 21, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: Moving away from base assumptions

It is my observation that the difference between prosperous nations and ones stuck in hardship can often be as simple as ...

4 years ago | June 14, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: The customer’s impulse is king

It often crosses my imagination that if there were scriptures on economics, amongst them would be the Book of Impulses.

4 years ago | June 7, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: Less nightclubs, more book clubs!

Late last year, a prominent writer in Zimbabwe wrote a sharp critique of how the younger generation – the social ...

4 years ago | May 31, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: The real lesson from the ‘rich list’

Like many Zimbabweans, I came across Zimbabwe’s Top 50 Rich List in the last The Sunday Mail edition. I know for sure in ...

4 years ago | April 26, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: There is fiscal space for bonuses!

With the noble intentions of fiscal responsibility, Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa ...

4 years ago | April 19, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: Educating people for the right jobs

So, it is my worry that as we promise to create two million jobs on outdated competencies, then we are striving towards ...

4 years ago | March 22, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: When urgencies of today cloud the future

Across the continent, what seems to be justifiable short-sightedness often hinders long- term desirables. A focused lens ...

4 years ago | March 8, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: Big solutions for small enterprises

When dealing with SMEs, banks should have a level of entrepreneurial proficiency within their own workforce. SMALL and ...

4 years ago | February 22, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: An identity for competitiveness in a global economy

We often overlook that all industry began informally. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, as formalised and industrial as their ...

4 years ago | February 15, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: We must grow our own capital markets

These capital contributions can be through savings into financial institutions, investments into stock markets, or ...

4 years ago | February 8, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: Learning to play to our strengths

It could just be one of those topics easy to overlook. Maybe too many complexities hinder short-term solutions; hence it ...

4 years ago | February 1, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: Where trimming formalisation results in expansion

Just over a week ago, I had the opportunity to be on television. While it was a very enjoyable experience being on the ...

4 years ago | January 18, 2015

OPEN ECONOMY: Economic perspective, Govt fostering private enterprise

It is necessary to stay informed on what goes on in the global economy. I will share two stories. As background to the ...