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...
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...
Sardonic Zimbabweans have a joke for every crisis. One of the many crisis-fueled wisecracks goes: What’s the best time to fill up your fuel tank? Answer: “When...
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...
WITHIN hours of Emmerson Mnangagwa being inaugurated, Harry Greaves, executive director of Prospect Resources, got a call from the Ministry of Mines. The Government wanted to know how Arcadia Mine, a lithium project that had up...
As Zimbabwe’s farmers head to the fields to plant, the country is facing yet another dry growing season, meteorologists predict. But that has not persuaded Sikhathele Sibanda to grow something besides thirsty maize, despite government urging. Drought-hardy grains such as sorghum...
SUGAR processor Star Africa Corporation’s successful debt restructure has helped the company attain a positive net asset value of $1 million in the 2018 financial year, from a net liability position of $41 million last year. A High Court-sanctioned reconstruction...
Caledonia Mining says its earnings per share will fall by US$5.4 million after central bank dropped the export incentive scheme. The London-listed company, which owns Blanket gold mine, will not be the only one taking a...
The production of gold, Zimbabwe’s top export, collapsed 59% percent September and November, mirroring a foreign currency crisis that has hit the country’s major mines and could deter new investment into the industry. With cumulative output just shy of 32...
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...
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