CORONAVIRUS WATCH

2 weeks ago | January 12, 2021

December inflation slows to 348.59% year on year

Zimbabwe's official inflation stood at 4.22 percent in December 2020 gaining 1.07 percentage points on the November 2020 ...

Gold extends biggest loss in two months

Gold fell to extend the biggest drop in two months amid gains in the dollar and Treasury yields, with investors also ...

Analysis: Cancel your weekends! Bitcoin doesn’t rest, and ...

On the first sluggish Saturday of 2021, Jan. 2, many people were still nursing New Year hangovers. But there was no ...

Emirates Launches global sale on economy and business class fares

Emirates has kicked off the new year by launching its global sale, to regain some air-travel momentum and, “inspire and ...

ZSE closes in red in mixed trading

Stock market investors continued to sing the blues on Monday with most indices on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange closing in ...

U.S. small businesses to get more cash as pandemic loan program ...

The U.S. government on Monday was set to re-open its signature small business pandemic aid program with $284 billion in ...

Elon Musk debates how to give away world’s biggest fortune

Elon Musk is not only the world’s richest person, he lays claim to the biggest net worth ever recorded: $209.3 billion ...

2 weeks ago | January 11, 2021

Covid-19: Time for businesses to reinvent and innovate

Several years ago. The year 2009 to be precise. Zimbabwe abandoned its local currency the Zimbabwe dollar and dollarised ...

Decongestion of urban centres

Government has set aside $1,7 billion to decongest urban centres as part of transport infrastructure development at a ...

Why Bitcoin’s price is at an all-time high

Bitcoin continues to rise, doubling in value in under a month to reach over $40 000 on Thursday – more than quadrupling ...

ZSE in first positive close of 2021

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange on Friday closed positive, the first time it has done so in 2021.

SAB suspends commitments on jobs, investment

The South African Breweries (SAB) has suspended commitments to retain workers and investments, agreed as part of its ...

Zambia’s fuel subsidy boost hurts chances of winning over IMF

Zambia’s move this month to further subsidise fuel prices highlights the government’s balancing act of seeking to retain ...

2021 to be a prosperous year for most EM currencies: Poll

Most emerging market currencies will continue last year’s rally against a tumbling dollar into 2021 as a thirst for ...

Brent oil hits $55

Brent oil topped $55 a barrel for the first time since February as gains in broader markets added to investor optimism ...

Signal, Telegram see demand spike as new WhatsApp terms stir debate

Signal and Telegram messaging apps are seeing a sudden increase in demand after larger rival WhatsApp’s updated terms of ...

2 weeks ago | January 8, 2021

Mineral revenues to pay white former farmers

Zimbabwe will use mineral earnings to partly compensate white farmers who lost farms during land reform programme and ...

World Bank downplays Zim’s growth prospects

The World Bank still expects the Zimbabwe economy to grow by 2,9 percent in 2021 following an estimated 10 percent slump ...

Money market yields to remain strained

Zimbabwe’s money markets could continue to underperform going forward as authorities keep a tight leash on interest rates.

Zim finalises tariff offer to AfCFTA

ZIMBABWE is finalising domestic processes regarding the Tariff Offer to be able to import and export under the historic ...