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1 hour ago | September 30, 2022

Converged rates add US dollars to businesses

As part of the official exchange rate system comes into alignment with the black-market rates, we will be seeing a lot ...

2 weeks ago | September 16, 2022

New issues will arise with rate convergence

This week has seen a number of advances as exchange rates in the black market and the legal markets continue to ...

3 weeks ago | September 9, 2022

CZI takes dramatic new course

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries is moving into new territory by seeking capital financing for its members ...

4 weeks ago | September 2, 2022

Rate convergence now predicted

Now that the limits in the interbank market have been pushed up sharply again it appears that another new policy is to ...

1 month ago | August 26, 2022

Textile recovery needs coordination

Textiles seem like a n obvious choice in Zimbabwe’s industrialisation progress, with cotton production being pushed hard ...

1 month ago | August 19, 2022

Traditional grains need better marketing

The expanding agricultural programmes by the Government now need more response from industrialists and from consumers, ...

2 months ago | August 12, 2022

Measures stabilise black market

  It looks as though the interventions by the monetary authorities, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and its monetary ...

2 months ago | August 5, 2022

How Mosi-oa-Tunya hits black market

The issue of Zimbabwe’s own gold coins, the Mosi-oa-Tunya, was deemed successful with 1 500 sold in the first week and 2 ...

2 months ago | July 29, 2022

Fundamentals still sound so fix the details

The fundamentals of the Zimbabwean economy are still looking very good, Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli ...

2 months ago | July 22, 2022

Companies need to invest in power

Along with inflation and foreign currency, the biggest single problem facing most businesses is the load shedding and ...

3 months ago | July 15, 2022

Merging currency pools one step at a time

The black market in foreign currency. What causes it, what drives it and why does the exchange rate it generates keep ...

3 months ago | July 8, 2022

Follow tobacco model for horticulture

Horticulture used to be mainstay of Zimbabwe’s agricultural exports, allowing well-capitalised farmers, and they had to ...

3 months ago | July 1, 2022

Double Monday assault on black-market

Monday this week saw a determined co-ordinated effort by the Government and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to puncture the ...

3 months ago | June 24, 2022

We need to plan for the tobacco crop carefully

The dramatic rise in the cost of farming inputs, partly the result of the global economy recovering from the downturn ...

4 months ago | June 17, 2022

How do we stop dogs chasing their tails?

Last Word When will it end? How will it end? The exchange rate continues to fall, although it is not in free fall after ...

4 months ago | June 10, 2022

Muzarabani drilling will answer a lot of questions

Invictus Energy is now getting ready to move drilling equipment from East Africa to Zimbabwe to start the planned ...

4 months ago | May 27, 2022

RBZ must avoid manipulating rates

Now that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, with Government backing, has lucked out and established a functioning mechanism ...

4 months ago | May 20, 2022

Going for a united exchange rate?

Last Word A lot of people, almost 88 percent of the respectable and rules and law-abiding bidders on this week’s foreign ...

5 months ago | May 13, 2022

Speculative liquidity drying up fast

The weekend measures announced by President Mnangagwa, after he fairly obviously put his economic team under a lot of ...

5 months ago | May 6, 2022

Big Bang the way to dedollarise?

Last Word Zimbabwe is a highly unusual country when it comes to currency, legally allowing people and businesses to use ...