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Zim producers call for relaxation of ban on apple, pear imports

2017-10-18 09:40

Zimbabwean fruit and fresh produce suppliers say the government has to relax the import ban on apples and pears. but welcome the ban on products such as vegetables and tomatoes.

50% of Zim companies plan to pay bonuses - survey

2017-10-10 20:03

The current Zimbabwean bonus system, where companies pay bonuses because they are contractual, is likely to put more pressure on companies to reduce costs, say the authors of a new survey.

Zim criminalises cash vending

2017-09-29 15:30

The Zimbabwean government has gazetted regulations that criminalise cash vending without permission from the exchange control authority.

Zim denies food shortages as skyrocketing grocery prices sow panic

2017-09-25 12:31

Cash shortages and currency uncertainties have taken a turn for the worse in Zimbabwe, as a combination of unfavourable elements and panicking individuals have seen grocery prices skyrocket.

Egypt knocks SA from top investment spot in Africa - RMB report

2017-09-18 19:55

Egypt has toppled SA from its long-standing top spot regarding investments in Africa, according to Rand Merchant Bank’s latest Where to Invest in Africa report.

Zim retailers raise alarm on food shortages

2017-09-06 11:42

Zimbabwean retailers want the central bank to put a speedy end to foreign payment bottlenecks for suppliers of goods and commodities to shops amid fears of possible food shortages.

Nigeria’s economy expands to end worst slump in 25 years

2017-09-05 15:14

Nigeria’s economy has expanded in the second quarter, ending its worst slump in 25 years as agricultural and oil output increased.

Namibia black-ownership plan risks repeating SA errors

2017-08-30 07:45

A plan by Namibia to better distribute wealth among its citizens may end up the way neighbouring South Africa’s has - benefiting an elite minority.

Weathering Africa's commercial real estate storm

2017-08-24 18:52

What threatens risk in Africa is equally what contributes to making the continent such a landscape of opportunity, says a real estate finance expert.

Fear stalks Nairobi slum in ugly twist to Kenya vote impasse

2017-08-16 13:25

In a Nairobi slum named Lucky Summer, residents tell of being terrorised by men with dreadlocks wearing official Kenyan paramilitary uniforms who stalk the streets at night.

 

IMF revises Zim’s growth forecasts upwards

2017-10-11 10:39

The International Monetary Fund says Zimbabwe’s economy is now expected to grow by 2.8% - up from earlier projections of 2%.

Zimbabwe dollar dearth causes shortages, return of inflation

2017-10-03 09:30

Zimbabwe’s money shortage has seen card and mobile-money payments eclipse cash sales, throttling suppliers’ stock of hard currency needed to put goods on shelves.

Zim union threatens protest action as economy bleeds

2017-09-29 14:39

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions says failure by the government to address economic issues and replace the central bank chief will result in protest action against Mugabe and his government.

Nigerian central bank is acting like a 'piggy bank' for government spending

2017-09-20 14:49

Nigeria’s central bank is acting like a “piggy bank” with its funding of the government, according to a member of the Monetary Policy Committee.

It's a tough time to be young in Zimbabwe

2017-09-11 06:00

Zimbabwe is at serious risk of not benefiting from the hottest new investor attraction: a young and energetic population, says Malcom Sharara.

Route to market for multinationals in Africa

2017-09-05 20:30

Africa is still a popular investment destination for multinational companies looking to do business on the continent, says a director at Boston Consulting Group.

IMF approves one-year extension to Ghana's credit programme

2017-08-31 09:07

The International Monetary Fund has approved a one-year extension of Ghana’s $918m credit-facility programme after a review on monetary and fiscal reforms.

Rail key to driving Southern African trade - Maersk

2017-08-28 19:36

Railway infrastructure development is important for improving trade across the Southern Africa hinterland territories of Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia, says a Maersk expert.

Ghana to cut 2017 spending as it struggles to raise revenue

2017-08-21 14:36

Ghana plans to cut spending this year as weak revenue collections are the 'Achilles’ heel' in getting its accounts to balance, says Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.

Alexander Forbes changes name in Kenya

2017-08-15 15:08

In line with new local ownership laws, Alexander Forbes in Kenya has changed its name and brand in the new entity.

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