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Let the bond float, govt told

GOVERNMENT should not peg the exchange rate of the bond note, allowing it to float freely within the multi-currency system as a first step towards the introduction of a proper local currency, says local economist Ashok Chakravarti.

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‘Looters’ pushed into defence corner

Government consultant and economist Ashok Chakravarti said it was important to remember that a lot of these foreign investors had significant investments in the country.

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‘Govt has no business in production’

Economist, Ashok Chakravarti says the present administration should privatise parastatals, as the government has no business in production, which is the realm of the private sector.

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‘Parly should rein in ministries’

Top government adviser, Ashok Chakravarti, told legislators during a post-budget seminar at a Harare hotel on Monday that it was impossible for the ministry of Finance alone to monitor 22 ministries and 114 parastatals, urging Parliament to exercise its oversight role.

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Economists differ on rand adoption, reintroduction of Zim dollar

ECONOMISTS yesterday expressed divergent views over adoption of the South African rand and re-introduction of the local currency, with top government economic analyst Ashok Chakravarti telling MPs that Zimbabwe needs to either adopt the rand or re-introduce the Zimbabwean dollar to solve the foreign currency and cash crisis.

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Former government economic advisor suggests Zim-dollar backed by diaspora bond

ECONOMIST and University of Zimbabwe lecturer Professor Ashok Chakravarti has challenged the finance ministry to consider the introduction of a new local currency backed by a diaspora bond.

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We are nowhere near 2008, we are not heading towards hyperinflation says govt advisor

Ashok Chakravarti has said that Zimbabwe’s economy will not recede back to the hyperinflation era.

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Zim won’t recede to hyperinflation era – economist

Government adviser and economist Ashok Chakravarti has said the economy is not receding back to the hyperinflation era, as there are better policies in place than in 2008.

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Audio: ” The US Dollar is Gone!” says Prof. Ashok Chakravarti

Professor Ashok Chakravarti in an interview with Talent Chademana says that Zimbabwe has already de-dollarised and that we should adopt the Rand.

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‘There is no drive for reform in govt’

Zimbabwe Independent reporter Hazel Ndebele interviewed senior development economist and Ease of Doing Business Advisor in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Ashok Chakravarti, to discuss the challenges besetting the economy among other factors.

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