Zim's coffee sector collapses

GOVERNMENT is working on a plan to rebuild the coffee sector after output plummeted from almost 15 000 metric tonnes (mt) in 1989 to less than 200 mt in the past few years.According to a paper titled ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Falgold pins hopes on industry reforms

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed gold producer Falcon Gold says the local gold production industry could grow significantly if government effects reforms on the tariff and tax regime. The country's mini...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Motor, fire policies add spark to non-life insurers' earnings

Profit after tax for non-life insurers more than trebled to $33,63 million in 2017 from the previous year aided by a growth in gross premium written (GPW) and investment income, a new report by the in...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Banks to prioritise importers over depositors

BANKERS Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) vice-president Benefit Washaya says banks were still to decide whether they should continue importing cash to distribute to the depositors considering that the mo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Canning industry set for rebound

The canning industry in Zimbabwe is set for a rebound after the introduction of demand-driven bean cultivar needed for production of canned beans, an official has said.Department of Research and Speci...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Cotton price increased to 52c/kg

COTTON farmers in Gokwe are smiling all the way to the bank after the producer price of the crop rose to 52 cents per kilogramme from 49 cents.Addressing cotton farmers in Nyanje area in Gokwe South o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Prolonged job action cripples Falgold operations

LISTED mining group, Falcon Gold (Falgold) Zimbabwe, says its operations in the half year ended March 31, 2018 have been largely affected by a strike which lasted for three months at its Golden Quarry...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Govt to transform Hwange Colliery

VICE President General Constantino Chiwenga (Rtd) yesterday said Government has put in place a raft of measures for Hwange Colliery Company Limited to return to its status as one of the biggest employ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Medical aid firm targets informal sector

FAST-growing Gweru-based medical aid company, Zimbabwe General Medical Aid Fund (ZG Medical) has begun tapping into the country's vast jobless market, which is usually neglected by most insurance and...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Stanbic responds to clients

Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe has responded to requests by its clients in the capital to add Harare City Council as a biller on its digital platforms for ease of settling bills. Head of Personal and Business ...

By New Ziana. | Published: 05 July 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Agribank splashes $1m on ICT upgrade

AGRIBANK has so far spent $1,1 million on information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure hardware, as it presses ahead with efforts to ensure system stability and provide more functions for...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

NTS mixed sourcing pays off

National Tyre Services (NTS) says its mixed bag strategy to supplement direct sourcing with local supplies and pushing sales of premium products to improve margins has started paying dividend.This was...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

EcoCash glitches: POTRAZ seeks answers

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has engaged Econet to seek clarification over the breakdown of their mobile transaction platform that plunged business to a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY

Strike looms in construction sector

A crippling strike is looming in the construction sector over failure by employers to increase salaries by three percent.This follows a March 27 agreement whereby the employers made an undertaking to ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Zim tobacco output hit all-time high

Eighteen years after the collapse of Zimbabwe's agriculture sector in the wake of former President Robert Mugabe's land grab programme, tobacco production has hit a record 207 million kg, with black f...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Colcom reverting to original pork pie

Zimbabwe's largest meat processor Colcom Foods has bowed down to public pressure and announced it is working on plans for alternative means of producing a pie that includes the aspects of the "origina...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

NetOne sues business partner over $11m SMS charges

NetOne is seeking $11 million from AfroSoft Corporation for offering SMSes through its platform without consent of the State-owned mobile phone company.The parastatal issued summons against AfroSoft o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Japanese firm plots Zimbabwe return

MARUBENI Corporation, a Japan-based trading and investment conglomerate operating in a broad range of sectors, is looking to expand its activities in Zimbabwe.Speaking to NewsDay on the sidelines of t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Air Zimbabwe domestic monopoly ends

The government has granted low-cost airline FlyAfrica permission to fly the lucrative Harare-Bulawayo route when it resumes operating within 90 days, ending the monopoly that was enjoyed by struggling...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

Fire razes down NetOne shop

PROPERTY worth thousands of dollars went up in flames on Monday after a fire razed down a NetOne shop in Marondera.Residents watched helplessly as the fire engulfed the building, with the police block...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

German chemical firm eyes Zim

LANXESS, a German-based company specialising in manufacturing chemical products, says it is setting its sights on Zimbabwe with a view to find market for its products.Jennet Schirly, public affairs of...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

MINING & RETAIL

$4,2 billion platinum project takes shape

THE $4,2 billion platinum investment project in Mhondoro-Ngezi has become one of the fastest projects to be implemented under President Mnangagwa's administration, with the investor, Karo Resources of...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

EcoCash glitches leave thousands stranded

THOUSANDS of Econet customers have been stranded in recent days as the popular EcoCash mobile money transfer platform has been misfiring.Subscribers have been struggling to make payments via EcoCash s...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

'Tourism prices must come down'

TOURISM and Hospitality Industry Minister, Prisca Mupfumira, says the pricing of tourism products in Zimbabwe needs to be reviewed downwards to enhance competitiveness and increase volumes.Cutting tou...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Hotel occupancy up in Mash West

Hotel occupancy in Mashonaland West Province has risen significantly ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections to over 90 percent last week. The rate had risen to 56 percent during the first five mont...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018
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