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Hotels fully booked for Trade Fair

Hotels fully booked for Trade Fair

Bulawayo’s hotels, lodges and guest houses are fully booked with less than a week before the city hosts the annual trade fest, the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). A snap survey by Radio Dialogue revealed that most accommodation space in and around Bulawayo has been ... Read More »

Pig industry going through hard times

Pig industry going through hard times

THE pig industry in Zimbabwe is going through a difficult patch due to a combination of factors that include high costs of stock feed, a ban on exports of fresh pork, depressed demand due to low consumer spending and low producer prices, an official said ... Read More »

HCCL admits struggling to pay workers

HCCL admits struggling to pay workers

Hwange Colliery Company  Limited (HCCL) has admitted that it is struggling to pay salaries to its workforce but apportioned the blame on prioritising limited cash on capital expenditure. The largest coal mining firm in the country has since 2012 been struggling to pay its more ... Read More »

Congo Brazzaville confirms participation at ZITF

Congo Brazzaville confirms participation at ZITF

Congo Brazzaville has become the latest African country to confirm its participation at this year’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). This comes after its president, Denis Sassou Nguesso was invited to officially open the exhibition. The fair, will run from 22 to 26 April. In ... Read More »

TelOne in debt collection blitz

TelOne in debt collection blitz

Zimbabwe’s sole landline network operator, TelOne, is embarking on a two day door to door debt collection blitz starting Tuesday  as it steps up efforts to clear its cumulative debt  said to be well in millions. Bulawayo is also included. Prior and following the introduction ... Read More »

Zimbabwe mining sector needs $5bn to attract $12bn in investments

Zimbabwe mining sector needs $5bn to attract $12bn in investments

The World Bank says Zimbabwe’s mining industry has potential to attract $12 billion in investment over the next five years if the impoverished country gets $5 billion to recapitalise the sector. In a report on trade and competitiveness, the multilateral lender said the southern African ... Read More »

Zim’s investment policies hurt its trade prospects: World Bank

Zim’s investment policies hurt its trade prospects: World Bank

The World Bank says Zimbabwe’s ownership and investment policies continue to hurt its trade prospects. In the latest Zimbabwe’s Trade and Competitiveness Report, the World Bank says the export performance, though it has improved since 2009, is in the long run insufficient to power growth ... Read More »

ZITF digitalises

ZITF digitalises

THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) will this year emphasise on digitalisation, a smart technological and convenient move to conduct business with its exhibitors and visitors. Speaking at a press conference on the 2014 preparations, Board chair, Bekithemba Nkomo, said ZITF was digitally reinventing the ... Read More »

More foreign companies for ZITF 2014

More foreign companies for ZITF 2014

PREPARATIONS for this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) are in full swing, already with an increase in foreign country participation while the company’s marketing and advertising team steps up its efforts to lure more exhibitors. This year’s 55th edition will take ... Read More »

Cheap imports hurting United Refineries

Cheap imports hurting United Refineries

UNITED Refineries Limited has an overpacked warehouse of finished goods – packed in boxes – but no market in which to sell its products because consumers prefer imports to local stuff. United Refineries Limited manufactures cooking oil under the brands -Roil and Sunshine, washing soap ... Read More »