Causes of liquidity crisis and its impact on economy

DURING the past week, the media has been awash with reports of price hikes of goods and some commodities running out on the market.Products ranging from cement to chickens and other basic commodities ...

By Dr Bongani Ngwenya | Published: 09 September 2018


Zimbabwe's liquidity plague to persist

ZIMBABWE'S biting liquidity challenges are anticipated to persist into the near future before government eventually introduces a local currency, a local equities group has said.Highlighting that gover...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 June 2018


RBZ secures $1,19bn worth of liquidity facilities

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) now has $1,19 billion worth of liquidity facilities from various foreign institutions, as it seeks a solution to foreign currency shortages.In a presentation to Parl...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 June 2018


Tobacco cash flows fail to improve liquidity

Foreign currency raised from this year's tobacco sales has not improved Zimbabwe's liquidity position because of the significant increase in the fuel import bill caused by a hike in international oil ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 May 2018


Mnangagwa tackles fuel prices, liquidity

Government is set to introduce a raft of measures to rationalise fuel prices while fighting against cash challenges through ongoing engagements with several countries, Special Advisor to the Presidenc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 March 2018


Tobacco auctions set to improve liquidity situation

THE 2018 tobacco selling season is set to begin on March 21 with all the three tobacco auction floors that operated last year having been licenced.The opening of the crop's marketing season comes as a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 March 2018


'Zimbabwe's liquidity to improve on strong rand'

ZIMBABWE'S balance of payments is anticipated to improve on the back of a strong South African rand and weakening US dollar, as the gap between virtual money and hard cash is set to narrow, a United K...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 February 2018


'Liquidity crisis a temporary setback'

THE prevailing liquidity challenge in the economy is a temporary phase that should not distract industry focus on improving productivity.Industry and Commerce Deputy Minister Chiratidzo Mabuwa said th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 August 2017


Cash hoarding worsen liquidity challenges

The retail sector has raised concern over poor monitoring mechanisms by monetary authorities as some companies are not banking their cash for circulation purposes.As the cash crisis increases, the ret...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 July 2017


Zimra bemoans liquidity crunch

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has bemoaned the continued liquidity crunch amid indications from the Zimbabwe Reserve Bank (RBZ) that some banks were holding only 2% cash reserves against a be...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 July 2017


Liquidity crunch chokes property sector

THE economic challenges prevailing in the country have affected the viability of the property sector with some buildings in Bulawayo having gone for almost a year without tenants.Estate Agents Counci...

By Sithandazile Moyo | Published: 26 May 2014


Mobile money platforms can improve liquidity

Mobile money platforms can help boost liquidity by formalising financial transactions within the informal sector and the unbanked segment of the country's economy, research findings have revealed. A r...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 April 2014


Interbank facility won't solve Zim liquidity crisis

THE $100 million interbank loan facility granted to Zimbabwe by the Africa Export and Import Bank (Afrexim Bank) will not solve Zimbabwe's liquidity challenges, economists say.Analysts said recapita...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 March 2014


FBCH to focus on liquidity and risk management

FBC Holdings will continue focusing on liquidity and risk management under an environment characterised by liquidity challenges and heightened default rates currently obtaining in the Zimbabwean econo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 March 2014


Liquidity shortage in Zim is an insane figment of imagination

Those gullible and credulous among Zimbabwe's so-called experts who have long labored under the grievous misconception that there is liquidity shortage within Zimbabwe's financial system have been dea...

By Colls Ndlovu | Published: 10 February 2014


Zim depositors may face a gloomy festive season

Following the chaos that occurred at Allied Bank recently this week speculators are of the view that struggling banks depositors may face a gloomy festive season as some local banks reel under a bitin...

By BH24-BusinessDaylive | Published: 18 December 2013


Liquidity hampers ZIA projects

THE majority of investment projects assessed by the Zimbabwe Investment Authority this year have taken off, although at a much slower pace largely due to prevailing liquidity challenges. The projects...

By Business Reporter | Published: 11 December 2013


Sable grapple with liquidity and power shortages

THE tedious process of importing and transporting inputs needed for the production of Ammonium Nitrate fertiliser is contributing to its looming shortage as the sole fertiliser producing company conti...

By Business Reporter | Published: 05 December 2013


'Liquidity crisis is a figment of local media imagination'

The Bankers Association of Zimbabwe says reports that a whopping $700 million left the domestic banking sector to perceived safer offshore havens soon after the harmonised elections held on July 31, w...

By Business Reporter | Published: 03 December 2013


Liquidity shortage in Zimbabwe: myth or reality

Voluminous bagfuls of hot air have been spent by various economists of different ideological stripes debating about the alleged shortage of liquidity in the Zimbabwean financial system. The question w...

By Colls Ndlovu | Published: 28 November 2013


Radical decisions needed to solve liquidity issues

WITH the biting liquidity crunch persisting, there is need to look at broader ways of improving cash in circulation as the prevailing economic hardships are largely being reflected in constraints in a...

By Business Reporter | Published: 25 November 2013


'Consumer spend to remain constrained,' says Zireva

OK Zimbabwe CEO Willard Zireva told analysts yesterday that the liquidity crunch will worsen in the short term and business activity is not expected to improve for the remainder of the year as consum...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 November 2013


Border Timbers hit by liquidity crunch

Border Timbers' Deputy Chairman Heinrich von Pezold told the AGM this morning that Border is exporting product to regional markets to sidestep the effects of problems in its most profitable market, Zi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 November 2013


Zim banks running out of cash

Zimbabwean banks have been hit by a liquidity crisis following the July 31 polls resulting in the public failing to withdraw money in various financial institutions.Several Harare residents told Studi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 November 2013


'Share buy-backs exacerbate liquidity crisis'

Listed companies are opting for share buy-backs instead of recapitalising their businesses, further exacerbating the prevailing liquidity crunch, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SecZim) has sa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 November 2013

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