ARTICLES RELATING TO PATRICK CHINAMASA

Zim growth forecast slashed by half

2015-07-30 21:30

Zimbabwe's finance minister has slashed the 2015 growth forecast from 3.2% to 1.5% after a slump in farm produce due to drought.

Zim MP brings used underwear to parliament

2015-07-23 19:05

There was drama in Zimbabwe's parliament after an MP from the opposition MDC paraded used underwear in the House in protest against the importation and resale of such garments, media reports say.

Mugabe embarks on his 22nd foreign trip this year

2015-07-08 18:59

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly left Harare for the UN in New York, in what media reports say is his 22nd foreign trip this year.

Bonus row exposes Zim rot

2015-04-20 12:10

The bonus row that has seen Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe give a dressing down to his minister of finance has all but exposed the government's dire situation.

Zim economy fragile despite falling oil prices

2015-03-10 13:03

Falling oil prices will help struggling Zimbabwe save as much as $180m, but the IMF says its position remains precarious and the country is in debt distress.

Mugabe explains indigenisation policy

2015-01-29 09:15

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has told a visiting French delegation that his controversial indigenisation policy 'only relates to resource-based operations'.

SA exports widen Zim trade deficit

2015-01-07 10:20

South African exports are flooding Zimbabwe, driving up its import bill to $5.8bn with the trade deficit widening to $3bn, says the country’s statistics agency.

The worst is over for Zim, says Chinamasa

2014-11-21 19:33

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has assured investors in South Africa that the economy is on the mend.

Zim denies going to China for cash bailout

2014-09-10 18:40

The Zimbabwean government did not travel to China to get ready cash but to obtain funding commitments for bankable projects, says a government official.

China to help Zim build economic zones

2014-09-04 19:31

China will help Zimbabwe build special economic zones and industrial parks to jump-start exports and a struggling economy, a top official says.

 

Uphill task for Zim finance minister as economy bleeds

2015-07-29 20:30

With Zimbabwe's economy continuing to falter, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa faces a tough task as he readies to present his mid-term fiscal policy statement.

Mugabe's foreign trips appalling, says MDC

2015-07-10 13:24

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai says it is appalled by President Robert Mugabe’s numerous foreign trips which are costing the country millions of dollars.

Zim commits to carry out reforms by end 2015

2015-05-01 15:53

Zimbabwe says is committed to reducing its public expenditure, further reducing mining taxes and to reform its economic policies by the end of this year.

Chinamasa: SA banks taking advantage of Zim

2015-04-08 17:06

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has criticised South African banks for wanting to charge more when its neighbour approaches them for loans.

Mine expansion plans in Zim under threat

2015-02-18 18:35

Mine expansion plans for companies in Zimbabwe and the growth of the crucial industry is now under threat because of continued depressed metal prices.

Zimbabwe gold mines could collapse - chamber

2015-01-21 10:00

Zimbabwe's gold mining firms are making losses due to weak bullion prices and could collapse, warns the Chamber of Mines.

Zim's educated fools

2014-12-31 07:35

Are the country's leaders literate but thoughtless, asks Malcom Sharara.

IMF urges Zim to clarify BEE law

2014-09-30 07:00

The International Monetary Fund has urged Zimbabwe to clarify its policies that bar foreign companies from holding majority stakes in local enterprises.

Zim pays almost R2bn to service Chinese loans

2014-09-10 11:17

Zimbabwe has spent almost R2bn in unbudgeted expenditure to service outstanding loans from China in an effort to encourage new financial support.

Zimbabwe slashes growth forecast

2014-07-25 14:27

Zimbabwe has cut its 2014 growth forecast, in line with projections from the IMF, say the finance minister and central bank governor.

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