Mugabe in Singapore for 'check-up'

2014-05-15 11:21

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 90, has reportedly returned to Singapore in what his spokesperson says is a week-long private visit coupled with a "routine eye check-up".

Cabinet reshuffle 'looms in struggling Zim'

2014-03-14 15:04

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reportedly contemplating a Cabinet reshuffle that could see Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa’s early exit from treasury.

No quick return to Zim dollar

2013-08-07 15:59

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has ruled out a speedy return to the local currency, and says the multi-currency regime will still be in use for some time.

Zimbabwe needs a clear winner - Gono

2013-07-31 11:14

Zimbabwe's fledging economy needs a decisive winner in the ongoing general elections, Reserve Bank governor Gideon Gono says, according to a report.

Gono: No plans to close StanChart in Zim

2013-04-10 12:40

Zimbabwe's central bank has soothed fears after a threat to shut down Standard Chartered Bank and three mining firms until they comply with the law.

Gono orders hike in banks capital base

2012-08-01 12:33

Zimbabwe's central bank has hiked 10-fold statutory capital requirements for merchant banks to $100m to restore confidence in the banking sector following last week’s collapse of a local bank.

Mugabe expected to 'save' foreign banks

2012-07-05 14:20

Zimbabwe's Central Bank boss says he will consult with President Robert Mugabe on the latest moves to have foreign banks seized under the Zanu-PF led asset grab programme.

Mugabe succession debate intensifies

2012-04-12 14:01

Concerns about who will succeed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe are intensifying as the veteran leader returned home from Singapore after a trip that fuelled rumours he was seriously ill.

'I am fit as a fiddle,' declares Mugabe

2012-02-21 09:23

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has scoffed at fears about his health, saying he is "fit as a fiddle" as he turns 88.

US leak: 'Mugabe will be dead by 2013'

2011-09-04 22:27

A leaked US cable shows that the former ambassador to Zimbabwe was told in 2008 that President Robert Mugabe had cancer and was not expected to live beyond 2013.

Zimbabwe central bank cuts 75% of staff

2011-01-28 22:13

Zimbabwe’s central bank has laid off three quarters of its workforce – more than 1 400 employees – to cut costs, a report says.

Zimbabwe seeks WikiLeaks prosecutions

2010-12-25 12:39

Zimbabwe will appoint a commission to investigate the "treasonous collusion" that led to several embarrassing reports being released by WikiLeaks, says an official.

Grace Mugabe 'in secret love affair'

2010-10-25 12:44

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, has reportedly been having a secret affair with central bank governor Gideon Gono.

Zimbabwe still relies on imports: Gono

2010-07-30 14:27

Zimbabwe still relies heavily on imported goods as local industry battles to recover from years of economic decline, central bank governor Gideon Gono says.

Zim's Gono keeps top job

2010-05-04 18:21

Zimbabwe's controversial Reserve Bank governor has kept the top post in a new central bank board in a bid to restore the institution's credibility after a currency collapse.

Zim-EU relations 'encouraging'

2009-10-13 22:38

The dialogue between Zimbabwe and the European Union is encouraging, says director general in the department of international relations and co-operation, Ayanda Ntsaluba.

Mugabe's view on sanctions

2009-09-24 09:03

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he doesn't expect the US sanctions on his country to be lifted soon.

Zim's Gono warns banks

2009-09-07 12:13

The deadline is nearing for Zimbabwe's banks to meet minimum capital requirements of $12.5m, a report says, citing the country's reserve bank governor Gideon Gono.

Zim: A long way to go

2009-07-07 13:34

Zimbabwe's coalition government still has many challenges to face.


Mugabe 'is here to stay'

2014-05-13 14:26

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s closest ally in the ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly indicated the 90-year-old will not retire any time soon, declaring the veteran leader "is here to stay".

Mugabe's poll win rattles investors

2013-08-21 16:34

The election victory of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe appears to have unsettled foreign investors who are selling off listed stocks.

Fears for Zim economy after Mugabe rout

2013-08-03 08:00

President Robert Mugabe's apparent landslide election has prompted fears that Zimbabwe’s barely resuscitated economy is in for another bumpy ride.

Zim bankers fear indigenisation - survey

2013-04-25 08:45

Zim bankers believe the call for indigenisation is a threat to the stability of a sector already on the cliff edge of an uncertain environment, a survey shows.

Zim indigenisation row widens

2013-03-07 13:53

The rift between Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Dr Gideon Gono and Empowerment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere over indigenisation deals is deepening.

Zim warned on rushing bank seizures

2012-07-27 22:12

Zimbabwe's central bank chief has warned the country's fragile economy could grind to a halt if the government rushes its planned seizure of majority stakes in foreign-owned banks.

Zim equity laws must benefit poor - Gono

2012-06-01 22:36

Laws forcing foreign companies to sell majority stakes to black Zimbabweans should be used to benefit the country's poor and not just the rich elite, the country's central bank chief says.

Mixed reports on Mugabe's health

2012-04-10 08:01

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has denied reports that he is "fighting for his life" in a Singapore hospital, suggesting instead that he is "enjoying an Easter break with his family in Asia", a report says.

Five Zimbabwe banks risk closure

2012-02-01 22:32

Zimbabwe's central bank says it has given five under capitalised banks two weeks to raise cash or face closure, after several banks were forced to shut because of the economic crisis.

Zimbabwe threatens foreign banks

2011-05-15 22:28

Zimbabwe's central bank says it plans to take punitive measures against foreign-owned banks that resist demands to transfer majority shareholding to local blacks.

Zim central bank axes staff

2011-01-28 12:14

The Zimbabwean Central Bank has laid off most of its staff in a bid to save costs, report state media.

Mugabe's wife sues newspaper

2010-12-16 11:12

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s wife is suing a newspaper for $15m for publishing a Wikileaks cable saying she benefitted from illicit diamond trade, a report says.

MDC welcomes SADC's deadline

2010-08-19 07:32

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party has applauded calls by regional leaders for partners in Zimbabwe’s unity government to iron out their differences within a month.

Zim stops seizure of RBZ assets

2010-06-20 16:01

Zimbabwe has ordered creditors owed millions of dollars by its bankrupt central bank to stop auctioning the bank’s property, a report says.

Zim's Gono keeps top job

2010-05-04 18:21

Zimbabwe's controversial Reserve Bank governor has kept the top post in a new central bank board in a bid to restore the institution's credibility after a currency collapse.

I'm not to blame - Gono

2009-10-13 08:47

Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank chief Gideon Gono, who presided over the collapse of the local currency, has insisted he is not to blame for "killing" the nation's economy.

Biti, Gono clash over funds

2009-09-23 14:05

Zimbabwe's central bank chief has accused Finance Minister Tendai Biti of stalling the distribution of $510m received from the International Monetary Fund.

Zim banks fail to lend money

2009-07-13 14:03

Members of the Bankers' Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) cannot lend money to the public on a sustainable basis, media reports say.

Zim people 'still live in fear'

2009-05-31 09:50

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says the "political persecution" of his supporters has not stopped, and people are still living in hunger and fear.

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