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‘Heed President’s Call On Inter-Trade’

Africa has been urged to take President Mugabe’s advice on the need to open up markets and promote inter-African trade to achieve the desired continental economic integration. The chief executive of a leading Kenyan firm the Centrum Investments, Dr Chris Kirubi told delegates who attended the inaugural African Economic Platform …

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Regulatory Capture Threat to Recovery of Cotton Industry

WHILE Government has moved in to revive the cotton industry through a three-year free input support programme, inadequate regulatory enforcement, particularly during the marketing season remains a threat to the sustainable recovery of the sector. The Presidential Input Support Programme, which began last season has seen the Government providing free …

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Govt launches investment handbook

Dr Obert Mpofu Senior Business Reporter THE Government has launched the “Invest in Zimbabwe Handbook 2017”, which provides information to guide potential investors in different economic sectors. The handbook becomes a major investment and promotion tool for investors aimed at boosting local and foreign direct investment. The Minister of Macro-Economic …

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400+ delegates to attend Byo SMEs indaba

Minister of Small to Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development, Sithembiso Nyoni Business Reporter MORE than 400 delegates are expected to attend the high profile CBZ International Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) indaba, which kicks off in Bulawayo today with a focus on embracing innovation so as to tap into new …

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Caledonia to pour $18 million into Blanket Mine

Oliver Kazunga, Senior Business Reporter CALEDONIA Mining Corporation will invest $18 million into Blanket Mine in Gwanda this year as part of a drive to boost gold production. Between 2015 and 2016, the mining corporation invested $36 million into Blanket Mine. Towards the end of 2014, Caledonia announced an intent …

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Turning Maphisa into an agro-processing hub

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa (left) tours Arda Antelope in Maphisa in Matabeleland South accompanied by Arda Board chairman Basil Nyabadza and other dignitaries in this file photo Business Editor, Prosper Ndlovu IN pursuit of a new trajectory of accelerated economic growth and wealth creation, the Government formulated a strategy known …

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Malaysian investors to revive Byo industry

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari poses for a photo with Bulawayo Provincial Minister of State Cde Nomthandazo Eunice Moyo during a courtesy visit to his office last Friday Stanford Chiwanga MALAYSIAN investors have pledged to avail funding to revive ailing companies in Bulawayo as part of measures to …

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Comesa, Fiata sign trade pact

Sindiso Ngwenya THE Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (Fiata) to improve the management of trade logistics in the region. Under the MoU, the two organisations will optimise their respective strengths to facilitate trade …

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POSB sets up women funding scheme

Kiyapili Sibanda, Business Reporter THE People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB) has set up a women’s desk across its branches to facilitate ease of financing for women projects. The desk offers interest on savings by women, low interest rates on and longer repayment periods on mortgage loans, company public relations manager, …

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