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Zimbabwe economy to grow 3.7% in 2017: finance minister

2017-07-20 20:58

Zimbabwe's economy will grow by 3.7% in 2017, the finance minister says, despite a public sector wage bill devouring much of the government's expenditure.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Ghana

2017-07-05 08:30

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says he was "ejected out" of a South African hotel by "angry" Zimbabweans, and Zambia's biggest market has reportedly burnt down in Lusaka.

Zimbabwe minister's home 'so huge police failed to notice break-in' - report

2017-06-19 10:00

Zimbabwe Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi's home in an affluent suburb of Harare is so big that the police officer guarding it "failed to notice" a break-in, a report says.

Travelling to Zimbabwe these holidays? The cash crisis is getting WORSE

2017-04-11 12:57

Bank queues, bags of bond coins and threats against foreign traders: Zimbabwe's cash crisis is far from over.

Zim swings back into inflation as tobacco sales open

2017-03-15 17:53

Zimbabwe has swung back into inflation zone as the 2017 tobacco marketing season opened at the country’s auction floors.

MPs to Zim minister: Be smart like Tanzania's Magufuli

2017-02-04 15:30

Zimbabwean Members of Parliament have reportedly attacked Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, labelling him as "unsmart" for "constantly "squeezing already impoverished citizens for revenue".

Minister in 'racial jibe', says blacks don't want to pay taxes

2017-02-03 14:30

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly accused black businesses of refusing to pay taxes and yet "expect government to provide them with public services".

EXCLUSIVE: Zimbabweans to spend Christmas on 'empty stomachs'

2016-12-24 12:00

Many Zimbabweans are unhappy they will be celebrating Christmas with empty pockets this year as the liquidity crunch in the southern African country shows no signs of abating.

Zimbabwe eyes mining land owned by big firms

2016-12-16 16:56

Zimbabwe is pushing through a new mining legislation that will push large mining companies to compulsorily release excess mining ground, officials say.

Zim fin min wants to hike roadblock fines

2016-12-09 19:30

Bad news for drivers in Zimbabwe: the finance minister wants to increase the fines at roadblocks, something seen by many as a way for the cash-strapped government to raise money.

 

LATEST: Zim govt overrun budget by nearly $1bn

2017-07-20 17:23

The Zimbabwean government overran its 2016 national budget by close to US$1bn, says Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

Minister says 'ejected out' of SA hotel by 'angry' Zimbabweans

2017-07-04 06:15

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly revealed how he and the Reserve Bank Governor John Mangudya were recently ejected out of a South African hotel "at the instigation of unnamed Zimbabweans".

Zimbabwe gets loan for $1.7bn AFDB, World Bank arrears

2017-05-10 19:46

Zimbabwe has secured a syndicated loan that will enable it to clear $1.7bn of arrears with the World Bank and African Development Bank.

Zim treasury refuses to release more bond notes amid cash shortages

2017-04-11 06:01

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has refused to add more bond notes into the southern African country's struggling markets, insisting that the country’s only solution is to increase exports.

'We'll find the cash somehow:' Mugabe to pay bonuses to civil servants to avert strike

2017-03-07 13:15

President Robert Mugabe's government has agreed to pay civil servants their missing 13th month cheques to avert a damaging strike - but where will it get the money from?

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, Angola, Gambia

2017-02-03 19:28

Arguments are raging on social media over whether or not pastor Mawarire should be sympathised with or steered clear of, and Jose Eduardo dos Santos confirms he will step down.

EXCLUSIVE: Joice Mujuru takes former boss Mugabe to court... again

2016-12-29 20:00

Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has once again taken her ex-boss President Robert Mugabe to court, as she revived her bid to have the country’s surrogate currency declared illegal.

No 'quick solution' in sight to Zim cash crisis – finance minister

2016-12-22 10:00

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly said that the cash crisis in the southern African country is set to continue for a long time.

'Zim to monetise $400m deficit through ‘printing’ bond notes'

2016-12-12 18:10

Zimbabwe’s central bank is likely to monetise the country’s $400m budget deficit for 2017 as it has started printing bond notes, says NKC African Economics.

Boos, cheers for Zimbabwe's 'bond' budget

2016-12-08 20:00

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has galloped through his budget speech to parliament, leaving even President Robert Mugabe looking thoughtful.

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