Batanai Matsika

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What does it take to be CEO

FROM a global perspective, studies suggest that the quality of a firm’s leadership explains about 15% of the variance in company profitability. 
By Batanai Matsika Sep. 2, 2022

Piggy's Trading Investing Tips: De-risking mining projects

Piggy has noted that the focus has rather shifted to commercial activity, as private companies
By Batanai Matsika Sep. 9, 2022

Passion aligned investing

A new trend that is baffling many is that of the investment in Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).
By Batanai Matsika Sep. 16, 2022

Zim’s AfCFTA opportunity

Basically, the AfCFTA initiative has seen the creation of the world’s second largest free trade bloc.
By Batanai Matsika Sep. 23, 2022

Piggy’s Trading & Investing Tips: Corporate raiders on ZSE

Piggy thinks share price weakness can increase the risk of hostile take-overs given that sharks are always looking to buy into dips and can potentially raid a company.
By Batanai Matsika Oct. 7, 2022

Is a currency board the solution?

The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStats) recently published its monthly bulletin on the Consumer Price Index for October 2022.
By Batanai Matsika Oct. 28, 2022

Piggy’s Trading & Investing Tips: What is wrong with the RBZ?

Policy changes and inconsistencies have a negative impact on the RBZ’s credibility as an institution.
By Batanai Matsika Nov. 4, 2022

Why invest in gold?

Why should investors trade or invest in a yellow mineral called gold?
By Batanai Matsika Nov. 18, 2022

Piggy’s Trading & Investing Tips: Cards or shares?

While most people would like to think of it as entertainment, one observation made by Piggy was that it was more than just the games.
By Batanai Matsika Nov. 25, 2022

The green piggy bank on your cell phone

As a result, he recommends investment strategies that are entirely based on monitoring the Fed and its effect on monetary and credit policy.
By Batanai Matsika Dec. 2, 2022

Piggy’s Trading & Investing Tips: It all begins with a humble penny!

There is a huge list of securities from which a fair number can be identified as undervalued by logical and reasonably dependable standards.
By Batanai Matsika Dec. 9, 2022

REITs as an alternative financing option

Piggy has also noted that rural-to-urban migration in Zimbabwe has led to a significant demand for affordable housing.
By Batanai Matsika Dec. 16, 2022

Infrastructure investment, economic growth

Piggy notes that several economic theories explain the impact of the investment in infrastructure on economic growth and development.
By Batanai Matsika Dec. 23, 2022

US dollar liquidity preference

While this has triggered an increase in robbery cases, the motives of holding cash can be derived from the functional definition of money.
By Batanai Matsika Jan. 7, 2023

Piggy’s Trading & Investing Tips: Powering growth

Piggy notes that this will indeed provide relief to individuals, households and businesses that have been negatively affected by the frequent power outages.
By Batanai Matsika Feb. 24, 2023

The plague of informalisation

Clothing retailers have also had to deal with an influx of second-hand clothes in the market (mabhero), which has led to pricing pressures.
By Batanai Matsika Mar. 3, 2023

Insurance schemes for gig economy

In a gig economy, temporary or flexible jobs are common, and companies tend to hire independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees.
By Batanai Matsika Mar. 10, 2023

Insurance and the future of mobility

New business models of providing goods and services in a collaborative way are giving way to a form of centralised access.
By Batanai Matsika Mar. 17, 2023

Insurance for the informal sector

Health insurance schemes function as a financial arrangement for mobilising and pooling funds to cover all, or part of the cost of health care for contributors to the pool.
By Batanai Matsika Mar. 24, 2023

Investments: Timing is everything

This was the perfect “time” for setting up a telecoms business. 
By Batanai Matsika Mar. 31, 2023

Is insurance industry losing out?

The insurance penetration (GWP/GDP) in Zimbabwe is estimated at 3,6% and insurance take up (% of adults with insurance) is c34%.
By Batanai Matsika Apr. 6, 2023

Piggy’s Trading & Investing Tips: Cropping insurance as a tool for food security

The crisis has also provoked numerous countries to try to protect their food access by curbing grain exports. 
By Batanai Matsika Apr. 14, 2023

Property investment: Why Dubai?

Today, Dubai is a futuristic hub acting as a nerve centre of the east and the west.
By Batanai Matsika Apr. 21, 2023

Drivers of wealth growth

The safety levels in a country and the efficiency of the local police are probably the most critical factors in encouraging long-term wealth growth.
By Batanai Matsika Apr. 28, 2023

Cows, cash and dogs

Piggy notes that the idea of lobola payment in United States dollars cash and live cows also demonstrates the importance of value-preservation across households in different societies. 
By Batanai Matsika May. 5, 2023

Trends within Dubai real estate market

There is zero taxation on rental income, making Dubai an attractive location for real estate investors.
By Batanai Matsika May. 12, 2023

Piggy’s Trading & Investing Tips: Insights into cattle investments

Ranching on a large scale can also improve rangeland and plant biodiversity.
By Batanai Matsika May. 19, 2023

Investing in fish farming

Fish farming is the fastest growing area of animal food production, and it is estimated that 50% of the fish consumed globally are raised in these artificial environments.
By Batanai Matsika May. 26, 2023

Piggy’s Trading & Investing Tips: Investing in frontier markets

The Africa frontier equity market space has largely been dominated by institutional investors with very minimal participation from retail investors.
By Batanai Matsika Jun. 2, 2023

AfCFTA, financial services

The agreement is set to spur intra-African trade while increasing the appeal of direct investment in Africa.
By Batanai Matsika Jun. 9, 2023