The MDC's bold plan to join Southern African customs and currency blocs has implications beyond Zimbabwe's borders, write Catherine Grant Makokera and Brian Mureverwi IF it came off, a proposal by Zimbabwe’s official opposition to join the oldest customs union...
ZIMBABWE tobacco sales have reached 220 million kg, the highest since land reform began and the second highest output of all time. A total of 221,829,400 kg had been sold on auction and contract by Tuesday, according to Zimbabwe Tobacco...
Zimbabwe has lost 50 000 cattle over the past year because it does not have foreign currency to import vaccines and dip chemicals, whose demand has grown as rising temperatures breed more disease. More cattle are likely to die in...
With foreign currency on the new interbank market still a trickle, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is pushing companies in the productive sectors to the front of the queue of forex buyers. A directive issued...
THE government’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDCZ) has invited bids for Chemplex Corporation, the country’s largest chemical and fertilizer maker, in line with plans announced earlier this year. The IDC has engaged Ernst & Young to advise on the dilution of...
During a December 20, 2018 appearance before a parliamentary committee, central bank governor John Mangudya was asked if it was sustainable for government to continue subsidising fuel. Why not let all fuel retailers sell in forex?, one...
GOVERNMENT has scrambled to fund wheat imports and avert a bread shortage after a dire warning by millers that stocks could run out in the next few days. Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairman Tafadzwa Musarara told reporters on...
Tobacco farmers will now retain 50% of their earnings, up from the 30% proposed in the February 20 monetary policy statement, after growers successfully lobbied for an increase. Last season, tobacco growers got paid...
Zimbabwe imported 1.63 billion litres of petrol and diesel in 2018, a 24% increase on the previous year, Zimra data has shown. The country has experienced extended fuel shortages since October 2018, as a...
OK Zimbabwe, the country’s largest supermarket group, believes the market turmoil precipitated by recent government policies is temporary. The chain is one of the biggest victims of the upheaval caused by the authorities’ October 1 decision to separate foreign currency...
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