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Murowa should maintain Rio Tinto standards: Chidhakwa

Murowa should maintain Rio Tinto standards: Chidhakwa

Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa has said Murowa Diamonds should maintain standards set by former largest shareholder, Rio Tinto and not allow a situation where the company collapsed because it has been taken over by locals.

Zimbabwe threatens to re-impose platinum tax if miners don’t process locally

Zimbabwe threatens to re-impose platinum tax if miners don’t process locally

Zimbabwe could re-impose a 15 percent tax on raw platinum ore exports if mining companies do not deliver on pledges to build smelters and refineries to help boost the local economy, the finance minister said on Thursday.

Zimbabwe’s 2015 gold output seen at highest in 11 years

Zimbabwe’s 2015 gold output seen at highest in 11 years

Gold output in Zimbabwe is expected to rise this year to 18.4 tonnes, the highest level in 11 years, thanks to higher production from small-scale miners, the mining chamber said on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe Innscor’s restaurants unit to list on Nov. 6

Zimbabwe Innscor’s restaurants unit to list on Nov. 6

Zimbabwean fast food group Innscor Africa will separately list its restaurants unit on Nov. 6, allowing it to pursue mergers and acquisitions of companies operating similar businesses, the company said on Monday.

Zimbabwe says to clear $1.86 billion arrears by next April

Zimbabwe says to clear $1.86 billion arrears by next April

Zimbabwe will clear arrears of $1.86 billion to international creditors such as the International Monetary Fund by the end of next April, the finance minister said on Friday, a major step towards unlocking new funding.

ZimTrade to release Namibia market survey findings

ZimTrade to release Namibia market survey findings

THE country’s export promotion body, ZimTrade, will disseminate findings of the Namibia Market Survey during the last quarter of 2015…

‘An industry without machinery’

‘An industry without machinery’

The declining capacity utilisation in Zimbabwe’s industry shocked a visiting team led by the Office of the President and Cabinet after it emerged that Lobels Biscuits and Sweets is running its Bulawayo factory on antiquated ovens commissioned in 1957.

Zimbabwe proposes 10 pct black empowerment tax

Zimbabwe proposes 10 pct black empowerment tax

Zimbabwe plans to impose a 10 percent tax on foreign-owned firms to fund a black economic empowerment programme that is designed to bring the companies under local majority control, a minister was quoted as saying on Monday.

General Beltings in salary trouble

General Beltings in salary trouble

Bulawayo-based conveyor belt manufacturer General Beltings (GB) Holdings is struggling to pay its employees as it claws back from the brink of collapse.

Shutdown risk prompts Zimbabwe gold mines to ask for tax cuts

Shutdown risk prompts Zimbabwe gold mines to ask for tax cuts

Gold producers in Zimbabwe asked the government to lower royalties and electricity tariffs to reduce the risk of mine closures, the biggest industry lobby group said.

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