Zim bond notes to circulate in August - bank chief

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Harare - They've already caused panic in Zimbabwe, but now it appears the much-feared bond notes won't be introduced until the end of August at the earliest, according to reports on Sunday.

The Sunday Mail and the Sunday News, both state-run newspapers, said the notes "will start circulating around August 2016" because of time needed to print and design them. 

But the privately-owned Standard newspaper put the date as October after bank chief John Mangudya reportedly said the bond notes - which are to be Zimbabwe's own version of the US dollar - would take four or five months to print. 

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