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‘Road Rehab Boosts Mashonaland West’

The rehabilitation and dualisation of the Harare-Chirundu Highway is set to make Mashonaland West a key transport hub linking the province to other parts of the country, Provincial Affairs Minister Mary Mliswa-Chikoka has said. In her remarks during a ground-breaking ceremony of the project for the improvement of the northern …

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Agriculture Key for Revival – UN

By Sallomy Matare The United Nations on Thursday said agriculture is key in the revival of Zimbabwe’s economy as the country has massive potential to feed itself and once again retain its breadbasket status. The remarks tally with the Second Republic’s thrust that has seen President Mnangagwa prioritising the agricultural …

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Rural Women Farmers Demand More Land

By Robert Tapfumaneyi Rural women have demanded some more agricultural land from government arguing they were more productive than men who just own the land. The call came out of the just ended 6th Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) annual meeting which took place in Chigodora Ward 9 in Wedza district …

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Pro-ivory countries should quit Cites

Jeffrey Gogo Climate Story A few days ago Zimbabwe tried for the umpteenth time to convince Cites to allow trade in registered raw ivory under a controlled and sustainable model, but failed. Well, it may be the last petition from the country under the Convention on such matters really, which …

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Wall St set to open higher on US-China trade hopes

US stocks index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Friday, as investors took comfort from signals that the United States and China will resume trade talks. The three main indexes are on track to wrap up the week with the biggest gains since June, after coming …

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GMAZ seals wheat payments deal

Enacy Mapakame Business Reporter The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has sealed a payment deal with a Swiss-based firm, Goldstone & Co, to enable it to import wheat in a development that guarantees consistent supply of the grain. The latest development also dispels lingering fears over potential shortage of …

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Zimplats in half year profit jump

Michael Tome Business Reporter ZIMBABWE’S largest platinum group metals (PGMs) producer, Zimplats Holdings, profit for the year to June 2019 vaulted US$144,9 million from US$2,6 million posted in 2018, partly spurred by a US$36,4 million export incentive and $9,6 million tax refund. The export incentive has since been scrapped after …

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No Alternative to Genuine Reforms

President Emmerson Mnangagwa got very useful advice when he met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the just ended seventh International Conference on African Development (Ticad) in Tokyo on Friday. According to the Japanese government, Abe “mentioned the importance of institutional reforms for promoting business”. He is …

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Furniture Sector Geared for Export – Zimtrade

By Mthandazo Nyoni The availability of vast locally-sourced raw materials, which are a key pillar to promote development of the wood furniture manufacturing sector, presents opportunities for growing Zimbabwe’s export capacity, a new report has revealed. ZimTrade, the country’s export promotion body, said in its report that given favourable climatic …

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