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  1. July 31, 2013

    Voters head to the polls in Zimbabwe amid allegations of fraud

    Zimbabwe elections Zimbabweans voted in a hotly contested election on Wednesday that will determine whether Robert Mugabe,...

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    April 26, 2013

    Zimbabwe: no vote before July - Biti

    Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s plan to hold a general election by June 29, when the current parliament will be...

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    November 20, 2012

    Zimbabwe mining: mixed messages and wishful thinking

    Ever since the Zimbabwe government published its plans to localise majority ownership of the country’s mines, mixed messages...

  2. beyondbrics

    November 16, 2012

    Zimbabwe cuts growth forecasts, trims budget, prepares for IMF programme

    For years Zimbabwe politicians have been prone to extravagant forecasts of the country’s economic prospects, embellishing...

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    November 15, 2012

    Zimbabwe: diamond fiscal black hole

    Zimbabwe hosted its inaugural diamond conference on Monday and Tuesday to promote the industry, but instead has become...

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    November 1, 2012

    Zimbabwe: a tentative T-bill step

    After months of soul-searching by both borrower and lenders, Zimbabwe’s Treasury bill market re-opened last week. It’s a...

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    September 14, 2012

    Zimbabwe: $1bn bailout bet baffles Harare bankers

    Since dollarisation in 2009, policymakers in Zimbabwe have failed to solve the problems created by weak banks in a bankrupt...

  6. July 23, 2012

    EU poised to suspend Zimbabwe sanctions

    The EU has promised to suspend sanctions against scores of Zimbabwean officials – but not Robert Mugabe, the veteran...

  7. July 18, 2012

    Zimbabwe cuts spending and raises taxes

    The Zimbabwean finance minister cut public spending and raised taxes in his mid-year fiscal review on Wednesday, saying the...

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    July 5, 2012

    More bluster than substance in Zimbabwe's indigenisation threat to banks

    The Zimbabwe government’s latest threat to foreign business – this time foreign banks – is seen in Harare as bluster rather...

  9. July 3, 2012

    Zimbabwe targets foreign banks

    Zimbabwe has given international banks operating in the country a year to comply with a controversial indigenisation...

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    November 30, 2011

    Zimbabwe's fiscal train wreck

    Given the severe political, as well as economic, constraints within which he is forced to operate, Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe’s...

  11. August 17, 2011

    Uncertainty threatens Zimbabwe’s recovery

    Political uncertainty, disputes within the ruling coalition and a liquidity squeeze together threaten to bring Zimbabwe’s...

  12. December 7, 2010

    Zimbabwe central bank to slash staff by 75%

    Just two weeks after Zimbabwe’s finance minister revealed that employment costs were absorbing more than 60 per cent of...

  13. November 7, 2010

    African currency

    Zimbabwe’s finance minister has been reported to have suggested a common currency for southern African countries by 2013....

  14. September 15, 2010

    Frailty fails to loosen Mugabe’s iron grip

    Exactly two years after Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, signed an agreement to form a coalition with his opponents, the...

  15. August 11, 2010

    Diamond sale sets off row in Harare

    Zimbabwe has begun selling 900,000 carats of rough diamonds from the controversial Marange-Chiadzwa field, amid a political...

  16. July 16, 2010

    Zimbabwe allowed limited export of gems

    Zimbabwe has welcomed a decision by the diamond industry regulator to allow limited exports of gems from the controversial...

  17. July 13, 2010

    Zimbabwe vows to export diamonds

    Zimbabwe accounts for a quarter of global diamond output and the country is determined to export its gems, regardless of...

  18. May 28, 2010

    Harare suspends diamond exports

    Zimbabwe has announced a ban on all diamond exports until gems mined in the Marange field, where senior politicians have...

  19. May 27, 2010

    Harare suspends diamond exports

    Zimbabwe has announced a ban on all diamond exports until gems mined in the Marange field, where senior politicians have...

  20. March 7, 2010

    Mugabe reassigns powers away from MDC

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, has reassigned several sensitive ministerial roles away from ministers belonging to the...

  21. December 3, 2009

    Business community welcomes Zimbabwe budget

    Zimbabwe’s 2010 budget was well received by analysts and business people, but the fragility of the unity government remains...

  22. December 3, 2009

    Zimbabwe cuts corporate tax

    Zimbabwe will cut the rate of corporate tax to 25 per cent but raise tax rates for the mining industry , its finance...

  23. December 3, 2009

    Zimbabwe cuts corporate tax

    Zimbabwe will cut the rate of corporate tax to 25 per cent but raise tax rates for the mining industry . Presenting his 2010...

  24. December 2, 2009

    Zimbabwe cuts corporate tax rate

    Zimbabwe will cut the rate of corporate tax to 25 per cent but raise tax rates for the mining industry, Tendai Biti, finance...

  25. November 7, 2009

    S Africa to sign Zimbabwe treaty

    South Africa is close to signing a bilateral investment treaty with Zimbabwe, paving the way for what could be a sharp...

  26. November 6, 2009

    South Africa to sign deal with Zimbabwe

    South Africa is close to signing a bilateral investment treaty with Zimbabwe, paving the way for what could be a sharp...

  27. August 19, 2009

    Support for Zimbabwe falls short, UN says

    Donor support for Zimbabwe’s humanitarian crisis has fallen far short of what the country desperately needs, according to...

  28. July 17, 2009

    Zimbabwe to increase government spending

    Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe’s finance minister, on Thursday announced a 39 per cent increase in government spending, including a...

  29. July 3, 2009

    IMF detects ‘nascent’ recovery in Zimbabwe

    After a decade of decline in which output has more than halved Zimbabwe is experiencing “a nascent economic recovery”...

  30. July 1, 2009

    Zimbabwe turns to China for $950m credit line

    The coalition government in Harare is discussing a credit line of almost $1bn with China, after Morgan Tsvangirai,...

  31. July 1, 2009

    Zimbabwe turns to China for $950m credit line

    Zimbabwe's coalition government is discussing a credit line of nearly $1bn with China, after Morgan Tsvangirai, the prime...

  32. June 23, 2009

    Aid pledges provide little comfort for Zimbabwe PM

    Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s power sharing prime minister, returns home this week from a three-week tour of western...

  33. May 7, 2009

    IMF ban lifted

    The International Monetary Fund yesterday lifted a ban on providing technical assistance to Zimbabwe, writes Tom Burgis in...

  34. May 7, 2009

    MDC heads for showdown over Zimbabwe bank governor

    Zimbabwe's power-sharing rivals are on course for a showdown after members of the former opposition to Robert Mugabe's...

  35. May 6, 2009

    Call for Zimbabwe bank governor to go

    Zimbabwe’s power-sharing rivals are on course for a showdown after members of the former opposition to Robert Mugabe’s party...

  36. May 4, 2009

    Harare to receive African credit

    African states and institutions are raising hundreds of millions of dollars in trade credits and business loans to shore up...

  37. May 3, 2009

    Harare targets African credit lines

    Morgan Tsvangirai tells workers at Harare May Day celebrations that the government cannot afford to increase their wages...

  38. March 19, 2009

    Minister halves Harare spending

    Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe's new finance minister, yesterday halved spending plans for 2009 and cut revenue projections by 40...

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