Economic Analysis

World Bank feels the weight of the fury; abandons plan to prop up Robert Mugabe

10th September 2016 Staff Reporter 23

Harare – The World Bank has denied media reports that it is about to resume lending to cash-strapped Zimbabwe. Widely-circulated reports this week suggested that the World Bank was working on a bail-out package for […]

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Slowing Zimbabwe economy points to more anti-government anger

8th September 2016 Staff Reporter 1

HARARE, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s economy is flatlining while the budget deficit is ballooning, the finance minister said on Thursday, pointing to a worsening of financial difficulties that are already stoking rare protests against […]

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5 key issues for Finance Minister Chinamasa in mid-term review

7th September 2016 Staff Reporter 3

HARARE,– Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa on Thursday presents the mid-term fiscal policy review with the economy unravelling rapidly, compounded by rising civil unrest over President Robert Mugabe’s management of the country. Zimbabwe’s economic revival, which […]

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German industrial production posts biggest fall in almost two years

7th September 2016 Staff Reporter 0

BERLIN — German industrial production posted its steepest fall in 23 months in July, data showed on Wednesday, in a further sign that Europe’s largest economy is set for a slowdown. Wednesday’s data, published one […]

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South Africa’s economy avoids recession as manufacturing, mining grow

6th September 2016 Staff Reporter 2

PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa’s economy grew by its most in six quarters as the mining and manufacturing sectors reversed sharp contractions due to an uptick in exports, the statistics agency said, ending fears of […]

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Osinbajo, Trevor Ncube To Discuss Economy At The Interview Lecture

5th September 2016 Staff Reporter 1

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will tomorrow, be joined by Zimbabwean entrepreneur, Mr Trevor Ncube to speak on the economy and how to sustain startups at the first anniversary and public lecture of The Interview magazine, […]

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