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Growth in British factory orders slowed to its weakest in almost a year this month, a monthly survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) showed yesterday, though firms were working at their closest to full capacity in 20 years. ...

FIDELITY Life Assurance has buckled to pressure from would-be house owners and has started to allocate stands for the contentious SouthView Phase II housing project. ...

Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. ...

ZIMBABWE needs over $30 billion to revamp its ageing and dilapidated infrastructure, as part of efforts to implement deepening regional integration in Southern Africa, secretary for Finance and Economic Development Willard Manungo, has said. ...

Government adviser and economist Ashok Chakravarti has said the economy is not receding back to the hyperinflation era, as there are better policies in place than in 2008. ...

The country’s relaxed policies that permit the importation of used cars is hindering possible prospects by automobile companies to establish manufacturing plants, Nissan sales and operation general manager for sub-Saharan Africa, Liz Segal has said. ...

The two instruments of procurement planning and procurement management planning seem to speak to the same thing, when in actual fact they are different. ...

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says foreign currency generation from other sources apart from exports has dwindled which can be blamed on declining confidence in the economy. ...

COAL miner Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) is currently engaging the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to allocate it $4 million to start underground mining before the end of this year, an official has said. ...

Once the industrial hub of the nation, Bulawayo has suffered de-industrialisation effects over the past two decades, with over 100 firms closing down leaving thousands jobless. ...

Brainworks Limited is disposing its over 10 million Treasury shares, in a move which gives locals the chance to buy shares in the JSE-listed company. ...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not in discussions with Mozambique over a new aid programme for next year as the southern African nation was yet to explain gaps on how $2 billion in previously hidden loans was spent, a fund official said. ...

Mounting labour shortages and surging wages across central Europe are nudging inflation higher, prompting some central banks in the fast-growing region to tighten policy after years of monetary easing. ...

The government says getting the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (Ziscosteel) back on line is critical, as it can generate $1 billion in annual export revenue. ...

AFRICA’S richest man, Aliko Dangote, has said a resilient investor can overcome the continent’s challenges of fluctuating commodity prices, infrastructure gap, weak rule of law and corruption. ...

ZIMBABWE’S debt to GDP ratio is estimated to exceed the statutory limit of 70% this year due to excessive borrowing from the domestic market, Treasury has warned, imploring the need for fiscal consolidation. ...

THE National Social Security Authority (NSSA) says its $18 million investment deal to revive Cold Storage Company (CSC) was on course, with positive engagements underway that will culminate in the eventual issue of equity in its favour. ...

BUY Zimbabwe says the country’s love of imports has created the internal economic challenges prevalent today which has led to a highly imbalanced economy. ...

LESS than half of the funeral assurance companies had minimum capital below the required threshold of $1,5 million as of end of June 2017, a new report has shown. ...

WITHOUT access to electricity, the pathway out of poverty is narrow and long, progress is not moving fast enough. The current pace is of 1,6 billion people who still do not have access to electricity, and 3,04 billion people still relying on solid fuels and kerosene for cooking and heating (IEA and World Bank 2017). Despite significant progress in recent decades, achieving universal access to modern energy services by 2030 will not be possible without stepped-up efforts by all stakeholders. ...

ZIMBABWE is projecting a balanced budget in 2020 on the back of fiscal consolidation and rigorous monitoring of the implementation of allocated resources, a 2018 budget strategy paper has shown. ...

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is taking a cautious approach to monetary policy as risks to the inflation outlook are on the upside, deputy governor Daniel Mminele said. ...

MOST of the information disseminated to African smallholder farmers and rural marginalised entrepreneurs is barely enough for progressive decision making. In most cases where price information for a particular commodity is provided, critical details are missing and these include diverse sources of the commodity, levels of competition, demand cycles and the type of people who consume or use that commodity. ...

THE Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has engaged Willoughby’s Investments (Pvt) Limited for further clarification after the company issued a notice calling for an extraordinary general meeting (EMG) of CFI Holdings shareholders. ...

TWO years after Zimbabwe’s plans to clear its arrears to three preferred creditors, the country has made a single step and resorted to shifting goalposts as it battles to oil the re-engagement wheels. ...

THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) has urged cooking oil processors to up their game and produce more cooking oil that meets demand, lest retailers approach government for import permits to fill the gap. ...

The Bank of England’s (BoE) new deputy governor Dave Ramsden said he was not close to voting for an interest rate hike, raising some questions for investors about when the BoE would make its widely expected first hike in more than a decade. ...

The forex shortages have seen companies struggling to make foreign payments for raw materials amid revelations that a number of suppliers were threatening to turn the screws on struggling local companies. ...

AIM-listed Vast Resources registered a record output for the third quarter ended September 30, spurred by increased output at its two operations in Romania and Zimbabwe. ...