HARARE, November 13 (The Source) – Zimbabwe has relaxed restrictions on fertilizer and agro-chemical imports as local manufacturers struggle to meet demand.
HARARE, October 19 (The Source) – Zimbabwe has signed an agreement with Hong Kong-based R&F for the Chinese property firm to invest $1 billion to revive fallen steelmaker, Ziscosteel, Industry Minister MIke Bimha said on Thursday.
By Kuda Chideme, HARARE, September 27 (The Source) – Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says government will tighten control over use of social media, which authorities blame for fuelling shortages of basic commodities and bank notes in the country.
HARARE, August 31 (The Source) – From inside what used to be the commentary box, high above what is left of the sports field at Torwood Stadium, one can look across to the pile of rust that was once one of Africa’s largest steel factories.… Read More
HARARE, February 16 (The Source) – The National Competitiveness Commission Bill faces Parliament rejection with members of Parliament saying the country has no resources to support the commission Industry and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha introduced the Bill for Second Reading in the National Assembly, but… Read More
HARARE, December 21 (The Source) – Government wants local investors to take over several of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) subsidiaries that have been lined up for disposal, Industry and Trade Minister, Mike Bimha said on Wednesday. Government, through IDC, owns and operates a range… Read More
GWERU, September 12 (The Source) – Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Company (SZCC) has engaged government to have title deeds for Indiva Farm, where it is located, to be transferred to the company. The cement manufacturer which began operations in 2001 is a joint venture between the Industrial… Read More
HARARE, August 5 (The Source) – South Africa says it has given Zimbabwe three weeks to roll back a ban imposed on imports from that country ahead of a meeting of regional ministers later this month. This follows a meeting between Zimbabwe’s minister of Industry… Read More
BULAWAYO, July 28 (The Source) – General Beltings Limited, the listed producer and supplier of mining industry conveyor belts, says capacity utilisation has dropped below 11 percent while turnover plunged by two thirds to $488,000 in the first five months of the year as it… Read More
BULAWAYO, July 27 (The Source) — Farm implements manufacturer Mealie-Brand says volumes of implements have tumbled by 89 percent to 7,200 units from 2012 to date due to the influx of cheaper imports from China. Mealie Brand is Zimplow’s key agriculture implements unit with markets… Read More
HARARE, July 25 (The Source) – Government has issued over 6,000 import certificates, with three quarters of those for South African products, five months after it tightened the flow of imports to curb dumping of substandard products onto the local market. The southern African country… Read More
HARARE, July 25 (The Source) – Zimbabwe on Monday launched a EUR20,6 million ($22,6 million) industrialisation programme in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to revive the country’s collapsed pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors. UNIDO is a specialized agency of the United Nations… Read More
HARARE, June 9 (The Source) – The European Union (EU) Head of Delegation to Zimbabwe Philippe Van Damme says the blochas established a EUR 7 million trade project for Zimbabwe to enhance the country’s economic competitiveness and intergration into regional andinternational trading systems. Speaking at… Read More
HARARE, May 16 (The Source) – In his Independence Day speech in April, President Robert Mugabe said there were “signs of recovery”. Last week, his Industry Minister, Mike Bimha, said “we are recovering”, and that there were “pockets of recovery”. But the government’s own numbers tell a… Read More
HARARE, April 20 (The Source) – Government has reviewed downwards import duty levied on imports of television, refrigerator and freezer components from 60 percent to 25 percent in a move aimed at improving competitiveness of the local manufacturing sector, a cabinet minister has said. The… Read More