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Ingwizi, Antelope estates to produce 20 000t maize

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa inspects maize at ARDA Ingwizi Estate last Thursday Prosper Ndlovu/Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Business Reporters THE Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (ARDA) is working on expanding the area under maize at its Antelope and Ingwizi estates to 2 000 hectares by year-end. This will see the two estates …

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High crop yields to boost industry: CZI

Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) president and United Refineries Limited CEO, Busisa Moyo Oliver Kazunga/Kiyapili Sibanda, Business Reporters THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) says agro-processing industries in Zimbabwe are set for a major boost driven by anticipated good yields from the 2016/17 agricultural season. CZI president Mr Busisa Moyo …

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The cry baby who is afraid of elections

The Sharp Shooter Vukani Madoda Whether it is the bogeyman in the closet or a monster under the bed that is haunting them, many children are afraid of the dark. Fear is a normal part of life for all of us, including young children and adults called Morgan Tsvangirai. Fear …

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We can’t afford to be the WTO laggard

Howdy folks! A fortnight ago, the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entered into force following ratification by more than two-thirds of the trade bloc’s members. About 113 WTO members have ratified the protocol, including Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana and Lesotho. Zimbabwe has not yet submitted the instrument of ratification, …

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GTel T900: A real game changer

The first thing you notice when unboxing the GTel T9000 are the accessories that include, a three-pin head for charging and a USB cable that can be used for multiple purposes that include charging and data transfer as well as unexpected extras such as a screen guard and a matte …

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Exploring an electronic gold-backed currency

Persistence Gwanyanya IT seems the debate on the need to adopt a gold-backed currency is growing by the day. There is a growing number of prominent market analysts who opine the abandonment of the gold standard in the 20th century is one of the worst mistakes in the history of …

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“We focus on opportunities that exist”

The 2017 tobacco marketing season begins on Wednesday, and expectation are high that deliveries this year will be significantly more than last year. Apart from helping the country generate fresh funds, the tobacco sector is helping boost incomes, particularly for rural communities. Local companies continue to be registered to participate …

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ZB pumps US$1,9m more into manufacturing

ZB BANK last year increased its credit allocation to the manufacturing sector by more than US$1,9 million from a year earlier as companies sought more working capital in an environment where import restrictions created demand for local goods. Lending to the sector rose 24 percent to US$9,45 million as a …

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French connection for Zim agric

FRENCH agro-businesses with interests straddling irrigation, mechanisation, horticulture and cattle, are planning to relaunch on the local market after a 10-year absence. Zimbabwe will soon host a business delegation from the European country. Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made recently visited Paris, France where he signed a …

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