Customer centrism: Zinwa’s new thrust

THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority has declared the month of March as its Customer Service month. It is a month where the authority will appreciate its clients, who have been part of its journey since its formation. As part of the client service month, senior management from Zinwa will take …

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Rand weaker

South Africa’s rand was weaker yesterday before mining and manufacturing data releases later in the day which will give clues about the pace of economic recovery in Africa’s most industrialised economy. At 0715 GMT, the rand traded at 14,4650 versus the dollar, 0,4 percent weaker than its previous close. President …

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Gold loses ground

Gold fell yesterday as the dollar regained some ground and uncertainty over Brexit eased, but the metal held close to a two-week high hit in the previous session as tepid US inflation data cemented expectations that the Federal Reserve will hold rates. Spot gold was down 0,4 percent at $1,303.83 …

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Arda to set up horticultural hub in Mash Central

Kudakwashe Mhundwa Business Reporter The Agriculture and Rural Development Authority (Arda) intends to set up an export procurement hub for horticultural crops at its Muzarabani estate to increase out grower participation in the Mashonaland Central Province. Crops earmarked for the programme include ginger, garlic, tomatoes, guavas and mangoes. “These are …

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Import bill drops for 4th consecutive month

Business Reporter Zimbabwe’s import bill has fallen for the fourth consecutive month due to a combination of austerity measures introduced by Government as well as limited availability of foreign currency. According to the latest trade figures released by the Zimbabwe Statistics Office (Zimstats), the country’s import bill for the month …

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Tobacco auction floors for Mash West

Michael Tome Business Reporter The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) says it is has received an application to open auction floors in Mashonaland West Province in a bid to decongest the traditional Harare auction floors. Tobacco sales floors have constantly been overwhelmed with (tobacco) farmers from across the country …

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Listed entities stick to USD reporting standards

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed companies that have released their financial results to date, have resorted to the use of old reporting standards as they await detailed guidelines from various regulators, Business Weekly has established. The need to change reporting standards was necessitated by the long awaited decision by the Reserve …

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ZimTrade, Schweppes win Sadc awards

Business Reporters National trade development and promotion body, ZimTrade and a local beverage processor, Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited, were on Wednesday awarded Southern African Development Community (Sadc) accolades for coming out tops in different categories at an event held in Windhoek – Namibia. ZimTrade was awarded the Sadc Annual Quality Award …

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Non-performing parastatals warned

Africa Moyo recently in BEITBRIDGE President Mnangagwa has warned parastatals that continue to under-perform despite Government support saying days of perennial poor performances and failure to complete projects they would have embarked on are over. The President said this in Beitbridge on Wednesday during the commissioning of the National Backbone …

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