ARTICLES RELATING TO AFRICA ECONOMY

Don't expect Treasury bills to plug Zim budget deficit - Chinamasa

2016-12-08 16:14

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says the country needs to move away from issuing Treasury bills as a measure to plug its $1.1bn budget deficit.

Fear of new bond notes drives rush to equities in Zim

2016-11-30 16:01

Fear of recently-introduced bond notes and tight liquidity conditions have seen most Zimbabwean institutions and individuals pile their money into the equities market.

Zim introduces bond notes at last

2016-11-28 09:37

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is set to introduce much-awaited bond notes into the market, through normal banking channels in small denominations of $2 and $5.

Import ban brings cheer to Zim manufacturers - survey

2016-11-23 14:38

Capacity utilisation for Zimbabwean manufacturers has lifted, driven mainly by a production surge in firms whose products were banned from being imported, a survey shows.

Spot the difference: Zuma vs Mugabe. Too late to learn lessons from Zimbabwe?

2016-11-17 10:16

There are stark similarities between Jacob Zuma and Robert Mugabe. An analyst outlines how Mugabe set Zimbabwe up for success before becoming greedy - at huge cost to his nation.

Road transport treaty can save Africa billions

2016-11-15 17:50

Some of the world’s highest trade costs can be found in Africa and it is estimated that about 40% of the cost of goods are attributable to transport cost.

Will Donald Trump turn his back on Africa? Sizing up foreign policy clues – Peter Vale

2016-11-13 10:13

The next four years promise to test Africa’s place in the world with the continent likely to slide down a Trump administration's list of foreign policy priorities, says an analyst.

African development more than real estate, infrastructure

2016-11-11 13:42

The African context demands that development is more than real estate and infrastructure, says an expert at the African Real Estate & Infratructure Summit.

Africa records 8% growth in tourism

2016-11-08 15:28

International tourist arrivals in Africa have risen by 8% between January and September 2016 over the previous year, according to the UN World Tourism Organisation.

Zuma and Mugabe: A meeting of two troubled leaders

2016-11-03 05:00

As a beleaguered Jacob Zuma readies to meet an equally troubled Robert Mugabe, both presidents face growing calls to step down, says Memory Mataranyika.

 

Mugabe caves in on public service job cuts plan

2016-12-07 09:48

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has finally given in on a job cuts proposal which aimed to reduce the 96.8% of revenue spent on civil servants' salaries

Zim supermarkets reject new bond notes in early trade

2016-11-28 14:13

Despite ready acceptance by vendors, Zimbabwean supermarkets such as Pick n Pay and OK Zimbabwe have rejected the newly-introduced bond notes in early trade.

Shoprite expands into West Africa as urbanisation gathers pace

2016-11-25 16:41

Shoprite's expansion in West Africa has provided a growth pad for a Zambian meat processing firm as SA retailers expand into the rest of Africa markets.

Eskom could cut electricity to Zim over cash crunch - CEO

2016-11-21 19:38

The CEO of Zimbabwe's power utility Zesa says cash shortages could plunge Zimbabwe into darkness as Harare battles a cash crunch.

Zim's October inflation creeps up

2016-11-16 10:43

Zimbabwe’s annual inflation for October gained 0.37 percentage points to close the month at -0.95%, as prices rose on the back of shortages for some basic products.

Poll: Disgruntled South Africans reach 8-year low point

2016-11-15 05:45

South Africans are more disgruntled this year compared to any other time in the past eight years, according to a new Pew Research Centre survey.

International airlines urged to accept Zim bond notes

2016-11-11 14:17

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has assured international airlines that acceptance of bond notes as a mode of payment will not affect repatriation of their funds.

Kenya is gleaming on Africa's bright side

2016-11-10 19:36

There’s been nothing but trouble for much of Africa as the price of oil plummeted 55% during the past two and a half years, but there’s a brighter side to the sub-Saharan continent.

Africa needs strong reformers – Deloitte

2016-11-06 06:00

Africa’s economic outlook is worsening because of poor political and financial governance. This exacerbates the effects of lower commodity prices and an unfavourable global economic environment.

Facing the reality of African cities

2016-11-02 18:03

There is another story about African cities, one that is not quite the same as the Africa rising narrative, cautions an expert on city planning.

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