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.

AS IT HAPPENED: Zim finance minister presents 2017 budget

2016-12-08 16:00

Get the latest details as Zimbabwe’s finance minister Patrick Chinamasa presents his 2017 National Budget, which according to reports is unlikely to be above $4bn.

Zimbabwe to release another 7 million bond notes - central bank

2016-12-08 08:03

Zimbabwe's central bank says it is about to "drip-feed" another seven million US worth of bond notes into circulation - just as the finance minister readies for a difficult budget.

Bond notes 'aren't meeting cash demand': Zim fin minister

2016-12-01 13:48

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa says he knows that brand-new "bond notes" aren't meeting the demand for cash, a report says.

Zimbabwe's bond notes out on Monday, central bank confirms

2016-11-26 21:00

Zimbabwe's dreaded new bond notes are out on Monday, the central bank has confirmed - and locals have been told to report any attempts to "abuse" them.


'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.

Zim 2017 budget: All you need to know about Mugabe's fin min

2016-12-08 11:15

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has the unenviable job on Thursday afternoon of presenting Zimbabwe's national budget - just as the southern African country looks dangerously near to economic collapse again.

Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Gambia, AU

2016-12-01 20:45

The MDC says that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's ill health "is no cause for concern" and Morocco says AU chair Dlamini-Zuma is blocking its readmission.

Zim activists arrested after street press conference on #Bondnotes

2016-11-28 19:15

Zimbabwean police have arrested two leaders of a social movement that has vowed to campaign against the introduction of bond notes.

Zim firms urge use of SA rand as main currency – report

2016-11-08 10:21

Zimbabwean firms have reportedly urged the government to adopt the South African rand as its “reference currency” instead of the US dollar.

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