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...
By Neville Mandimika UNDERSTANDING market nuances is everything in Africa and Zimbabwe’s newest currency — the bollar — is the epitome of idiosyncrasy. The bollar is the street name given to bond notes, the non-convertible currency introduced in November 2016, of...
Following the end of dollarisation last month and the inevitable confusion that ensued, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has today, July 24, issued its second exchange control circular to clarify certain aspects of the new regime,...
Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube wants Parliament to authorise over Z$107 billion in unauthorised spending, but is not saying how the money was spent. Ncube is proposing a Financial Adjustments Bill, which seeks condonation from...
Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has established a nine-member monetary policy committee (MPC), as part of measures to help bring credibility to policy as the economy pushes towards its own currency.  The MPC has been...
FBC Bank managing director Webster Rusere says the bank still allows forex cash withdrawals for depositors holding ‘free funds’, allaying fears raised by a leaked internal circular which appeared to change rules on the operation of foreign...
The RBZ’s monetary policy committee, which sat on Friday, 15 November 2019 resolved to cut the Bank’s policy rate from 70% to 35% with effect from November 20, 2019, according to notes released by the central...
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s monetary policy committee (MPC) has left its main bank rate steady, saying monthly inflation was within “close range” of its year-end targets. However, the MPC says it will...
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has processed claims for foreign currency-denominated legacy debt worth US$1.2bn, rejecting dodgy requests worth US$861 million, governor John Mangudya revealed on Monday. After ending dollarisation last year,...
Zimbabwe will adopt a “managed float” exchange rate regime, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said on Wednesday, abandoning strict control of foreign exchange by the central bank in the latest in a series of currency reforms that have...
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