BUSINESS NEWS

AMG boss proposes gold-backed Zimbabwe currency to RBZ

A leading South Africa precious metals dealer African Medallion Group (AMG) has proposed to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) the launch of a digital currency backed by physical gold, with an aim to ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 November 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Money Supply (M3) rises to $17.1 billion in July 2019

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe released its monthly economic review documents for July 2019. The publication gives a general overview of a wide range economic statistics. The monetary statistics are a k...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 October 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

'Banks should focus on savings deposits'

RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) deputy governor Jesimen Chipika has urged banks to focus on savings deposits in order to enhance financial support to the productive sectors.Productive sectors of agricu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 October 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ integrity called into question

The integrity of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) as the regulator of the financial services sector has come under the spotlight as the country battles cash shortages, exchange rate distortions and ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 October 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

RBZ floats $300m additional TBs

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) yesterday returned to the market with a fourth batch of treasury bills (TBs), this time seeking to raise ZWL$300 million to finance Government programmes. The latest...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 October 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Zimnat gets RBZ nod for offshore investment

INSURER, Zimnat, says it has received exchange control permission to invest policyholder's funds contributed in foreign currency in offshore financial markets. The exchange control approval relates to...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 October 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ develpps cold feet, brings back cash-in, cash-out

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has today brought back the on cash-in, cash-out and cash-back facilities attached with stringent rules.In a statement,  the RBZ advised payment system providers...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 October 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ clamps down on illegal cash deals

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has banned with immediate effect all cash-in, cash-out and cash-back transactions, which were used by some dealers to extort cash from members of the public. Further, the ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 October 2019

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Strive Masiyiwa lashes RBZ

Ministers have recently issued threats against Econet's mobile money service, EcoCash, whose agents are accused of charging desperate Zimbabweans looking for cash a massive premium of up to 60 percent...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

RBZ third batch of TBs oversubscribed

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) said on Friday it got offers four times more than the $100 million it sought to raise through treasury bills (TBs), signalling high investor appetite in the instrume...

By New Ziana | Published: 30 September 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ works on Fintech strategy

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe in partnership with other stakeholders is working on a National Fintech Strategy and has already put in place an Interagency Fintech Working Group that is expected to play...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ bans Cash In and Out with immediate effect

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has directed mobile payment system providers and merchants to discontinue cash in and cash out with immediate effect while it has also directed economic agents to disconti...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Biti to recommend the prosecution of some top RBZ officials

PUBLIC Accounts Committee chair Tendai Biti says parliament will soon recommend the prosecution of some top Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) officials over the reckless issuance of treasury bills (TBs) ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ dismisses 'new' coins

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Dr John Mangudya yesterday expressed concern over the rising cases of "fake news" which have the capacity to undermine Government efforts to transform the econo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Bureaux de change align rate to interbank

Government, through the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), has moved to refine the operations of bureaux de changes to align their foreign currency exchange rate with that of the official interbank marke...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 September 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

RBZ turns to domestic resource mobilisation in the absence of international bailout

In the absence of an international bailout package, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has presented a monetary policy statement strongly focused on domestic resource mobilisation aimed at reviving the prod...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 September 2019

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Zesa throws RBZ under the bus

ZIMBABWE'S power utility, Zesa Holdings says the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has not provided with foreign currency to import power since last October.This comes as the southern African country is ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 July 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

US$645m traded on interbank market

About US$645 million has been traded on the interbank market since the platform was established in February this year, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Dr John Mangudya has said. "As at the end...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Money supply up by ZWL$3 million

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says the country has recorded an annual increase of money supply by almost ZWL$3 million while both exports and imports decreased by over 15%.This is contained in th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ seeks international recognition for Zimdollar

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says it has written to international exchanges requesting them to officially recognise the Zimbabwe dollar as a tradeable currency.The reintroduction of the local cu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Black market loses grip

Some illegal foreign currency dealers have been pushed out of "business" as Statutory Instrument (SI) 142 of 2019 effects continue to hold fort on the foreign exchange market, forcing rates to tumble....

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Interbank rate overtakes black market

THE interbank exchange rate has surpassed parallel market rates with some banks offering more in local currency for those exchanging their foreign currency. Government last week outlawed the use of mu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ hikes interest rate to 50%

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has increased the interest rate on its overnight window to 50 percent per annum from 15 percent in a bid to tame inflationary pressures alongside other measures mean...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 June 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ scraps US$10 000 daily trading limit for bureaux de change

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has scrapped the US$10 000 daily trading limit for bureaux de change and the 2,5 percent maximum profit margin for banks, in a bid to make the interbank forex market...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 June 2019
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