RBZ takes aim at forex speculators

Government says the sharp hike of the overnight bank rate by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to support the domestic currency will discourage borrowing for currency speculation as well as protect the val...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 July 2019


Mthuli Ncube tightens forex controls

ZIMBABAWE has tightened controls on access to foreign currency for companies as authorities battle to stem a thriving parallel market for the scarce currency.Corporates in the southern African economy...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 June 2019


International remittances recipients to get forex

Recipients of international remittances will continue receiving money in hard currency following the abolishment of multi-currency system or can be paid in local currency at a prevailing official exch...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 June 2019


Big retail shops comply with forex directive

A snap survey conducted yesterday revealed that several retail shops in Bulawayo had already complied with the new policy and were selling their products in local currency. Although others had adjuste...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 June 2019


MFIs mull forex lending

THE Zimbabwe Association of Microfinance Institutions (Zamfi) is considering foreign currency lending to assist producers in securing critical imports based on the anticipated effectiveness of the int...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 June 2019


Industry embraces Cabinet’s forex decision

INDUSTRIALISTS have embraced Cabinet's decision to craft measures that would see manufacturers being allocated foreign currency to procure key raw materials to reduce the cost of production and conseq...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 May 2019


Mystery of Zimbabwe's forex market

"Zimbabwe's tobacco sales have reached a record high of 237,1 million kg with a week to go before the selling season ends, official data showed" - Reuters (July 23 2018)."Gold deliveries to Fidelity P...

By Chigogwana, Sikhosana and Mashozhera | Published: 03 May 2019


Delta to revive malt exports as forex shortages continue to bite

Delta Corporation has invested close to US$4m in its barley contract-farming scheme, targeting a yield of 35,000 metric tonnes this year and with an objective of earning foreign currency from malt exp...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019


Mnangagwa's Cabinet okays provision of forex for basic goods

Cabinet has resolved to avail foreign currency to manufacturers of basic goods for the acquisition of raw materials so as to arrest the unjustified price increases obtaining in the country. The decisi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2019


RTG goes regional to raise forex

Hotelier, Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) is working on securing management contracts for hotels in the region as part of measures to augment the company's capacity to generate foreign currency.RTG chief ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 April 2019


Zimbabwe industry frets over interbank forex market

INDUSTRY has called on government to fine-tune the interbank currency market for foreign exchange, saying the current conditions are not favourable to both buyers and sellers.The government launched t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 April 2019


Major shareholder cuts off forex support to Nampak

PACKAGING manufacturer Nampak Zimbabwe says it has been cut off by its major shareholder Nampak Holdings, which has been assisting it with foreign currency due to non-payment of outstanding debts.The ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 February 2019


TSL seeks forex to stay afloat

Industrial holdings group Tobacco Sales Limited (TSL) says it will this year focus on partnerships with international firms to generate foreign currency to cushion its operations.TSL's plan comes at a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 February 2019


Mining sector to meet Chitando over forex allocation

MINE workers and the Chamber of Mines have agreed to approach the government and table a request for the sector to get at least 80% of their foreign currency earnings, businessdigest has learnt.This c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019


Delta debacle: Dialogue key

The debacle between Government and Delta Corporation over the latter's announcement that it intended to price its products in foreign currency, brings to the fore the dire need for a social contract b...

By Africa Moyo | Published: 06 January 2019


Consumers appeal for protection against wave of pricing in forex

THE Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ) has appealed for urgent Government intervention in protecting consumers against the tide of foreign currency pricing of goods and services at a time when a major...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 January 2019


Delta reverses forex decision

Delta Corporation has reversed a decision to sell its products in foreign currency after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) yesterday assured the beverage manufacturer it would provide the forex requi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 January 2019


Bulawayo targets forex earners

Bulawayo City Council has set its sights on earning foreign currency (forex) from ratepayers domiciled in foreign lands as well as from international organisations operating in Zimbabwe in a bid to sh...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 January 2019


Government targets forex earnings in education

GOVERNMENT is targeting to generate foreign currency through human capital exportation and has renewed negotiations with South Sudan over exporting unemployed graduates. In the past, Government reveal...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 January 2019


'Selling fuel in forex not Government policy'

ENERGY and Power Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo says the selling of fuel in foreign currency by some dealers is not Government policy. Some licensed service stations have been reportedly selling ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018


Corruption worsens fuel shortages

Unscrupulous fuel attendants and dealers have compounded a critical fuel supply situation that was caused by limited foreign currency reserves in the first place, investigations show. Fuel dealers and...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018


Zimra starts forex tax collection

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has started collecting taxes, especially Value Added Tax (VAT) and Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) in foreign currency from companies that collect payments in that curren...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

CZI lobbies for partial free FX rate

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, the country's biggest industry representative group, is lobbying the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to consider partially floating the exchange rate in order to min...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018


Forex inflows hit $6 billion

Zimbabwe's foreign currency earnings for the year to date have hit the US$6 billion mark, from US$4,6 billion realised in the whole of last year as the country's exports and Diaspora remittances conti...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 December 2018


Bulawayo council approves sale of stands in forex

Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has approved the sale of housing stands in foreign currency, a move that is set to make them priced out of reach of many citizens, who have endured falling standards of lif...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 December 2018

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