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RBZ turns to domestic resource mobilisation in the absence of international bailout

In the absence of an international bailout package, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has presented a monetary policy statement strongly focused on domestic resource mobilisation aimed at reviving the prod...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 mins ago

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OMZL bets on real assets under the hyperinflationary environment

Insurance giant Old Mutual Zimbabwe released its financial results for the half year ended 30 June 2019. The headline figure was the 671% growth in profit before tax to $509.2 million while operating ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 mins ago

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Zamco begins process to dispose of Star Africa stake

The Zimbabwe Asset Management Company (ZAMCO) is now looking at disposing its 57.4% stake in Star Africa.The sugar manufacturer, is among some of the companies that were on the verge of collapse becau...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 mins ago

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US$645m traded on interbank market

About US$645 million has been traded on the interbank market since the platform was established in February this year, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Dr John Mangudya has said. "As at the end...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2019

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Steward PAT up 42% on non-funded income

STEWARD Bank recorded a 42% increase in profit-after-tax to ZWL$31,9 million in the year ended February 28, 2019 from ZWL$22,5m recorded in the previous year, driven by growth in non-interest income.D...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2019

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Residents slam poor banks service delivery

BULAWAYO residents are complaining about poor service delivery at banks in the city when changing their foreign currency into local currency. The residents said they are made to wait for long hours be...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2019

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Interbank rate overtakes black market

THE interbank exchange rate has surpassed parallel market rates with some banks offering more in local currency for those exchanging their foreign currency. Government last week outlawed the use of mu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 July 2019

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Zimbabwe banks paying more than the black market rates

THE interbank market exchange rates have registered increases with most banks are now paying more than the parallel market rate.NewZimbabwe.com says it's market assessment shows that the once thriving...

By newzimbabwe | Published: 02 July 2019

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Agribank declares US$5,5m dividend

The Agricultural Development Bank (Agribank) has declared a US$5,5 million dividend to Government after recording a 63 percent growth in profit to $13 million in the year to December 2018, breaking aw...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 July 2019

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Tight economy chokes Fidelity insurance revenue

Fidelity Life Assurance says the increase in the costs of basic goods against stagnant wages reduced spending on insurance products.The company's chief executive officer, Reuben Java, told shareholder...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 June 2019

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Paynet escalates row with Zimbabwe banks

PAYNET Zimbabwe (Paynet), a salary payment software vendor, has offered companies a free service to wire salaries to their employees using EcoCash until August 1 2019, escalating a simmering row with ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2019

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Paynet switches off Zimbabwe banks

PAYNET, a subsidiary of Mauritian financial services provider Payserv Africa, has suspended all local financial institutions from its transacting platform after they refused to pay in foreign currency...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 June 2019

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CBZ eyes diaspora market

Biggest banking group by assets and deposits CBZ Holdings Limited, has set eyes on diaspora mortgages, as part of its strategy to enhance foreign currency generation, a senior official has said. Throu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 June 2019

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MFIs mull forex lending

THE Zimbabwe Association of Microfinance Institutions (Zamfi) is considering foreign currency lending to assist producers in securing critical imports based on the anticipated effectiveness of the int...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 June 2019

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Mobile transactions decline

THE value of transaction processed through the National Payment System (NPS) have declined by 11,3 percent to $4,6 billion during the week ending May 24 from $5,1 billion recorded the previous week.In...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2019

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CBZ records strong earnings

CBZ Holdings Ltd reported seemingly strong earnings and made it rain for investors but the currency situation did not play in favour of the financial services group.A quick analysis of the December 20...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019

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ZB's TB holdings up 25%

Half of ZB Financial Holdings Ltd's Treasury Bills (TBs) will mature in the current financial year and the institution will increase its stock of the paper as it becomes available, chief executive Ron...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019

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Ecobank doubles full-year income

ECOBANK doubled its full-year earnings to December 2018 thanks to increased investments in fixed income securities, fee and commission income and net foreign exchange income.Interest and similar incom...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019

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StanChart scales down in Zimbabwe

STANDARD Chartered has retrenched more than 100 employees with more lay-offs planned as the bank has begun outsourcing some of its operations in Zimbabwe to countries such as Kenya, Malaysia, China an...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019

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ZB mobilises offshore lines of credit

ZB Financial Holdings says it has successfully mobilised offshore lines of credit to support the productive sector of the economy as the group increased its profit after tax by 54% to US$21,8 million ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2019

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Ecobank Zimbabwe standout performer among banks in F18

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) is targeting a return on equity of over 20% in the short term for its Central, Eastern and Southern African (CESA) banking segment and is overall satisfied wit...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2019

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NMB stockpiles Govt commercial paper

NMBZ Holdings has increased its portfolio of Treasury Bills (TBs) by 27,1% during the year to December 31,2018 to US$117,2m. In 2017, the group's TBs holding stood at US$92,2m.The financial results fr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2019

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StanChart rolls out retail digital banking

The country's oldest financial institution, Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe (StanChart), is planning to strengthen its franchise by rolling out its first digital banking platform for its retail custo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2019

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CBZ Holdings sitting on US$2,44bn asset base

CBZ Holdings Limited reported that its asset base grew to US$2,44 billion in the full year to December 2018 from US$2,1 billion in the previous year, making it one of the largest companies by asset si...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 May 2019

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ZB mobilises offshore lines of credit

ZB Financial Holdings says it has successfully mobilised offshore lines of credit to support the productive sector of the economy as the group increased its profit after tax by 54% to US$21,8 million ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 May 2019
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