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Dollarizing Dreams: Examining the Trend of USD Reporting on ZSE

By Malvin Chidzonga HARARE – The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has witnessed a growing trend of listed companies switching their functional reporting currency from the Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWL) to the…

Navigating Uncertainty: Zimbabwean Companies’ First Quarter Dilemma

By Stephen Chandisareva Business sentiment in Zimbabwe has been characterised as “cautious optimism” for 2024, with most companies prioritising cost management in the current fiscal year. El Nino Looms: Hippo…

ANALYSIS| Tanganda Tea Company Cites Climate Change After Posting ZWL$17bln Loss in FY23

By ETimes Financial Performance Highlights ZSE listed agricultural concern Tanganda Tea Company reported an inflation adjusted ZWL$17.1 billion after tax loss for its financial year ended 30 September 2023 while…

OK Zim HY24 volume decline: Is it depressed consumer capacity or competitiveness of informal retail?

By ETimes Financial Performance Highlights Commentary and Analysis The key takes from the results are the sharp rise in operating costs and the decline in sales volumes. The group passed…

ANALYSIS| Ordinary citizen at the centre of Govt’s resource mobilization strategies

…as budget figures become more astronomical each year By ETimes BUDGET OVERVIEW Overall  Expenditure Structure Expenditure by Function Infrastructure Expenditure KEY POLICY DEVELOPMENTS COMMENTARY AND ANALYSIS The initial take is…

ANALYSIS| Subdued Consumer Demand As Meikles PAT Falls 15% to ZWL$9.6 billion in HY23

By ETimes Financial Performance Highlights Commentary and Analysis  The performance suggests the challenging operating environment had an adverse effect on the group’s performance. Moderate improvement in gross profit margins was…

ANALYSIS| Econet Wireless outlook looks more positive amid rapid dollarisation

By ETimes Financial Performance Highlights Commentary and Analysis The figures above point to stability, with most of the analysis metrics relatively static. So, the main difference maker seems to have…

ANALYSIS| Rising Interest Rates Cause Concern as CBZ 9-Month Revenue Reaches ZWL$1.5 trillion

By ETimes Commentary and Analysis The relatively stable currency environment of Q3 saw a moderate recovery in the groups balance sheet, with total assets and deposits closing marginally higher, although…

ANALYSIS| Profits Surge as Delta Revenues Reach ZWL$1.9 Trillion in HY23

By ETimes Financial Performance Highlights Commentary and Analysis Its a financial performance that is largely reflective of Delta’s dominant position in Zimbabwe’s consumer landscape, with half-year revenues and total assets…

SME Banking: The Next Frontier?

By Yona Menon Banda The increasing speed and scale of change affecting the world has underlined the adage that change is the only true constant. Everyday, emerging technologies and evolving…