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Critical Issues facing the World: Eddie Cross

Casting your mind back over the last two centuries, you can see that the challenges facing mankind have changed dramatically. The main driver of this change has been technology. When Germany and Japan launched their global campaign for domination in 1939, it was on the basis of a sense of superiority and strength in terms …

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The Importance Of Land Tenure And Secure Property Rights.

Two historical notes confirm the above statement: In the world today only 18 per cent of all agricultural land is privately owned under freehold title. Yet this small area produces over 80 per cent of all world food and other agricultural output products; and In the former Soviet Union where all agricultural land was State …

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Eddie Cross Quits RBZ Due To Fatigue And Frustration

LEADING economist Eddie Cross has quit his role as a member of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) less than two years into the role, Zimbabwe Independent reported. The former Cold Storage Commission general manager confirmed his resignation this week but did not disclose why he had opted out during the …

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Zimbabwe’s 2021 Economic Prospects Not Promising: Biti

HARARE – Former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said the country’s economic outlook for this year is not looking good due to several reasons including the failure of the government to address fundamental structural issues and the Covid-19 pandemic. The MDC Alliance vice president said there was still a lack of confidence in the economy …

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The USA Elections – an Agenda for Africa – Eddie Cross

ZIMBABWE – As elections go this was a roller coaster – I always expected that Biden would win and felt that the pollsters had been so consistent that they could not be wrong. Oh dear – very few were anywhere near the mark. But although it was close and was a very tight race right …

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Thinking outside the Box – Eddie Cross

HARARE – One of the problems of mankind, living on this small blue ball in space, is that we tend to go through life with certain accepted notions that we can almost classify as cubicles in a Changing room. We live out our lives in that Changing room and get used to what each cubicle …

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Critical Issues facing African Leadership – Eddie Cross

HARARE – It is difficult to identify any particular issue that might take precedence over the many problems that the Continent faces but in my personal view there are two that should take precedence if they are not going to undermine everything we are doing. These two issues are the question of land degradation and …

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Looking after the Small Guys – Eddie Cross

HARARE – Few of us understand what is meant by the Gini Coefficient let alone its implications in our societies. It represents the degree to which our economy is distorted by the gap between the rich and the poor, the weak and the powerful. It represents the extent of extremes in our economic relationships with …

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Zimbabwe Now A Trillion Dollar Economy – Eddie Cross

The Mid Term Monetary Policy Statement from the Reserve Bank is well worth a read. This is the first overall review following the formation of the Monetary Policy Committee in August 2019. I was privileged to be a Member during the period covered by the report. Yesterday I got a call from a group of …

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