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Bird watchers flock to Victoria Falls

Leonard Ncube in Victoria Falls A RARE bird species is making waves in Victoria Falls with scores of tourists flocking to the resort town to have a glimpse of it. On Saturday, British Airways and South African Airways, both from Johannesburg, were full when they landed at the Victoria Falls …

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Pay rise unlikely in 2017 – Survey

Prosper Ndlovu, Business Editor THREATS of retrenchment and delays in payment of salaries continue to haunt the economy as more companies opt for restructuring and downsizing operations in order to remain viable, a survey has shown. In its national salary survey for 2016, Stratways Management Consulting, a Bulawayo-based labour consultancy …

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DRC ripe for Zim exports, says Ambassador

Mawampanga Mwana Nanga Oliver Kazunga, Senior Business Reporter THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ready to do business with Zimbabwe and local companies should take advantage of the cordial relations existing between the two countries to export to that country. DRC Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Mawampanga Mwana Nanga, said …

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Zimbabwe: Ddf Needs $4m for Roads

By Walter Nyamukondiwa Chinhoyi Bureau The District Development Fund (DDF) needs at least $4 million to rehabilitate and regravel roads damaged by incessant rains in Mashonaland West province. This comes amid reports that at least 30 structures, including bridges have been damaged in the province. Part of the money is …

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Zimbabwe: Inconvenient, Unspoken Truths About Xenophobia

EDITORIALBy Tichaona Zindoga Herman Mashaba. Remember that name: he is the Mayor of Johannesburg, representing the opposition Democratic Alliance. If you recall that Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini, who sparked off deadly attacks on foreigners in 2015 by likening them to ants and lice, this guy is in that mould. …

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Central bank targets supply side of the economy

Business Reporter THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has extended the export incentive scheme to the cotton and tourism sectors as a deliberate effort to stimulate production and generate more foreign currency. Exports have been averaging US$2,5 billion in the last four years, which is markedly lower than the targeted …

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Consumers’ decisions are rational

Taurai Changwa Business Forum Regardless of what measures authorities may take, if they do not consider the needs and wants of consumers, Zimbabwe will continue to be a net importer of goods and services. TRADITIONAL economists, just like lawyers, also use the reasonable man theory. They often describe a rational …

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When God smiled on Zim

Livingstone Marufu and Grace Kaerasora Zimbabwe is on course to restoring food self-sufficiency and cutting the grain import bill by US$200 million, with preliminary indications showing that this year’s national cereal output will be between 1, 5 million metric tonnes and 1, 8 million metric tonnes. This emerged from assessments …

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