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Zimbabwe urges swift adoption of new but ‘scarce’ currency

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has ordered all government agencies to accept payments in the newly introduced gold-backed currency amid reports of acute shortage. Ncube in a statement said the Zimbabwe Gold, introduced last month, was now the official unit of exchange for transactions in the country. He the BBC that the government would soon introduce regulations to ensure businesses stick to the official rate.

todayMay 9, 2024 2 2

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Zimbabwe’s emerging consumer market tops segment – report

    By Conrad Onyango, bird story agency   Zimbabwe is pushing past sky-high inflation, global sanctions and illicit trade to find itself the unlikely winner in a consumer index that measures Africa’s emerging consumer market. Efforts by the government to offer "essential consumer spending solutions through credit and digital advancements" - including the recent launch of Zim-gold, a new “structured currency” backed by gold - are helping to lower […]

todayApril 15, 2024 8

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