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Chinese tourist arrivals to Zimbabwe plunge

30 September 2014 | 1499 Views
Chinese tourist arrivals to Zimbabwe plunged in the first half of this year by 273 percent to 2,730 from 10,173 recorded during the same period last year, according to preliminary figures released by ...
by Xinhua

Local car assemblies should get govt support

30 September 2014 | 1028 Views
The recent statement by the Finance Minister, Mr. Patrick Chinamasa that people should not import second hand cars from abroad as they are externalizing the little foreign currency needed in the ...
by Mukachana Hanyani

Chinamasa robbing Zimbabwe's poor people

27 September 2014 | 1271 Views
THE opposition MDC Renewal party has attacked the recent tax increases by finance minister Patrick Chinamasa saying this was a "clear sign that this is a robber state that does not care for its ci...
by Staff reporter

Mugabe is reintroducing Z$ in a vain attempt to avoid regime change

26 September 2014 | 9607 Views
Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa is proposing introducing a special Zimbabwe coin to compete with the basketful of other foreign currency in use in the country already. The regime is so desperate to...
by Wilbert Mukori

'I'm not foolish,' says Chinamasa

26 September 2014 | 4672 Views
The new special coins set to be introduced by the RBZ are not linked to the reintroduction of the Zimbabwe Dollar, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa. This comes amid rising suspicion tha...
by Staff reporter

'Beware of Chinese,' warns Zanu-PF MP

26 September 2014 | 1705 Views
CONTROVESIAL Kwekwe Central legislator Masango Matambanadzo yesterday said some Chinese nationals working in Zimbabwe are only interested in plundering the country's resources.Matambanadzo, a ...
by Staff reporter

Chinamasa begs PTA bank for more funding

25 September 2014 | 1792 Views
UNDER pressure Finance and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday continued his pursuits to attract funding for the country's comatose economy as he pleaded with the PTA Bank to pum...
by Staff reporter

Civil servants blast Chinamasa

25 September 2014 | 2437 Views
The APEX Council, an umbrella body that represents all civil servant unions in the country, has torn into Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa's mid-term fiscal policy statement which it said spelt ...
by Staff reporter

Tendai Biti must offer solutions not just criticise, says Chinamasa

25 September 2014 | 2178 Views
FINANCE Minister Patrick Chinamasa on Wednesday told his predecessor, Tendai Biti, to offer solutions to the country's economic problems instead of just criticising.Chinamasa was responding to...
by Staff reporter

Tsvangirai's MPs reject Chinamasa's supplementary budget

24 September 2014 | 1220 Views
Opposition MPs yesterday continued piling brickbats on Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa for seeking to introduce a $1 billion supplementary budget at the same time conceding what government's re...
by Staff reporter

Chinamasa is clueless

24 September 2014 | 1081 Views
Jacob Mafume, MDC renewal team spokesperson, has labelled Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa as a clueless chap who does not even know when the mid-term fiscal statement should be presented.T...
by Staff reporter

Biti hits out at Chinamasa's feja-feja economics

24 September 2014 | 1902 Views
Former Finance Minister Tendai Biti yesterday described Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa's mid-term fiscal policy statement as feja-feja economics because Chinamasa was spending money that the gover...
by Staff reporter

Chinamasa bemoans wage bill

24 September 2014 | 3668 Views
HARARE - The wage bill for civil servants is embarrassing and unsustainable, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said yesterday, echoing criticism from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the coun...
by Staff Reporter

Chinamasa admit to economic meltdown but not to the only solution of Zanu PF resigning

24 September 2014 | 2850 Views
It was a matter of time before this Zanu PF regime finally acknowledged that the economic meltdown affecting Zimbabwe is real, is getting worse and, most significantly, that the regime does not know ...
by Wilbert Mukori

Chinamasa extends begging bowl, queries isolation by World Bank, IFC

23 September 2014 | 2036 Views
Zimbabwe says there is no justification in the continued isolation of the local private sector by the World Bank's affiliate, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as the local industry ha...
by Staff reporter

Debt stands in the way of Zimbabwe - China courtship

21 September 2014 | 1227 Views
In my last week column, I highlighted that there is a "beauty contest" for international capital.The RBZ, in it...
by Nesbert Ruwo

'Porous Zimbabwe border posts will deal Chinamasa huge blow'

21 September 2014 | 1512 Views
INDUSTRY and Commerce minister Mike Bimha says a raft of policy changes recently made by the government to stop the importation of cheap goods are unlikely to bear much fruit due to smuggling at the c...
by Staff reporter

Chinamasa should quit, says MDC-T

19 September 2014 | 1591 Views
MDC-T MPs on Wednesday called on Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa to quit after he bungled procedures when he presented his mid-term fiscal policy review statement, forcing Parliament to suspen...
by Staff reporter

Chinamasa apologises to Parliament

18 September 2014 | 2113 Views
Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa came under criticism yesterday for failing to follow parliamentary procedure when he sought to introduce a supplementary budget in the National Assembly last wee...
by Staff reporter

Chinamasa plants seeds of a discontent

18 September 2014 | 2315 Views
You cannot re-engineer this economy through punitive measures.The seeds of mass discontent have been planted and it is our national duty as patriots to water these seeds with courage and sacri...
by Vince Musewe

'Zimbabwe economy could collapse on Zimdollar reintroduction'

17 September 2014 | 2776 Views
ZIMBABWE'S economy risks collapsing if the country prematurely re-introduces the local currency, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said.The country adopted a basket of multi-currencie...
by Staff reporter

Chinese ambassador elaborates on Mugabe's China visit

17 September 2014 | 1179 Views
China and Zimbabwe signed nine bilateral cooperation agreements during Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's recent state visit to China, as the two countries strengthened economic and political relati...
by Xinhua

Chinamasa exposed

17 September 2014 | 3313 Views
Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda yesterday ruled as null and void an attempt by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa to smuggle in a supplementary budget as part of his Mid-Term Fiscal Pol...
by Staff Reporter

Mugabe discusses Mnangagwa power handover in China?

16 September 2014 | 12135 Views
In the most clearest of signs yet, that justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, is all but about to take over power as the next Zimbabwean Head of State, President Robert Mugabe is reported to have disc...
by Itai Mushekwe/ Nancy Mabaya/ Mary-kate Kahari

The Chinese are in Zim, the Russians are coming but as vultures to join in the plunder

14 September 2014 | 2869 Views
“Both China and Russia have now seen and appreciated Mugabe's thesis that superpowers are born through beneficent relations with the rest of the Third World, never through isolationism, never throug...
by Wilbert Mukori

Zimbabweans should brace for excessive price hikes

14 September 2014 | 1707 Views
Crisis-weary Zimbabweans should brace themselves for excessive price hikes and food shortages in the coming months following government's increase of duty on a number of basic food commodities....
by Staff reporter

Chinese are here, the Russians are coming & the Western world quakes, courts

13 September 2014 | 2282 Views
THE Chinese are here. The Russians are coming. The Western world quakes, courts. But this is not a poem, can't be. Reality is always deeper, more problematic than rhyme. It needs reason. Then bold...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Mugabe scoffs at critics that expected him to bring loads of cash from China

12 September 2014 | 1716 Views
President Mugabe yesterday scoffed at critics that expected him to bring loads of cash after his State visit to China, saying such people were not conversant with how governments operate.The P...
by Farirai Machivenyika

'Be wary of Mugabe's China deals'

12 September 2014 | 904 Views
MDC-T has called on Parliament to scrutinise "mega deals" negotiated by President Mugabe and a team of ministers in their recent trip to China.Party Harare provincial spokesperson Obert Gu...
by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe introduces 5% duty on airtime, 25% duty on mobile phone handsets

11 September 2014 | 7784 Views
Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said that he will levy excise duty of 5% on air time for voice and data with effect from September 15. Chinamsa said customs duty at 25% on mobile hands...
by Staff reporter

Chinamasa confess Zanu PF borrowed and never paid back

11 September 2014 | 2734 Views
The Harare meeting where Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa promised to reveal all the details of the mega-deals Zimbabwe signed with china last week has turned out to be a none-event. The Minister an...
by Wilbert Mukori

Chinamasa set to real China mega deal - Chinese acupuncture will not cure of cancer

10 September 2014 | 1819 Views
According to a report in New Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe's Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa has called the nation's leaders of industry and all other interested parties to the Harare International Confer...
by Wilbert Mukori

Chinese to go to war with Japan?

10 September 2014 | 2720 Views
Tokyo - More than half of Chinese people think their country could go to war with Japan in the future, a new poll revealed Wednesday, after two years of intense diplomatic squabbles.A survey c...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe pays almost R2 billion to service Chinese loans

10 September 2014 | 2728 Views
Zimbabwe has spent $180m (about R2bn) in unbudgeted expenditure to service outstanding loans from China in an effort to improve relations and encourage new financial support, Finance Minister Patrick ...
by Reuters

Mugabe's ZimAsset got no takers in China

09 September 2014 | 1821 Views
Fellow Zimbabweans ZimAsset got no takers in China, no money for this economic façade called Zim Asset but tangibles promises that is how my fellow Cdes in the nationalist party are saying. ...
by Tawanda Tichafa Mwendamberi Mutemanadzo

Chinamasa to unpack China trip

09 September 2014 | 1031 Views
Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa will tomorrow unpack the vast opportunities unlocked by President Mugabe's visit to China last month at a breakfast for captains of industry, diplomats and the i...
by Staff reporter

Mugabe bluffing, trip to China wont stop economic meltdown!

08 September 2014 | 2376 Views
The West imposed sanctions on Mugabe in 2002 and he countered by announcing his "Look East" policy. But as the Zimbabwe economy continued to go down the tube Mugabe reverted to the mantra of blaming t...
by Wilbert Mukori

Chinamasa clueless on industries revival

08 September 2014 | 1702 Views
Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has revealed he is clueless on how to bring life to ailing Bulawayo industries having discovered that there is absolutely nothing remaining of what used to be an...
by Staff reporter

Mugabe - China deal to ignite economic revolution

07 September 2014 | 1303 Views
The mega deals clinched during President Mugabe's recent State visit to China are set to ignite an economic revolution that will create thousands of jobs within the next three years, Presidential ...
by Staff Reporter

'China pledges shame the West,' says Mugabe

06 September 2014 | 1501 Views
President Mugabe yesterday said pledges made by China during his recent visit have shamed those Western nations that imposed illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe in vain efforts to effect regime change...
by Farirai Machivenyika

China to help Zimbabwe build economic zones

05 September 2014 | 3173 Views
Harare - China will help Zimbabwe build special economic zones and industrial parks to jump-start exports and a struggling economy, its ambassador to Harare said on Thursday as a Chinese firm starte...
by Staff Reporter

Chinamasa quizzed over China trip

03 September 2014 | 2826 Views
The Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa was the man actor in Parliament this Wednesday as legislators demanded answers on the trip to China which culminated in the two countries signing several agreem...
by Staff Reporter

Finance Minister Chinamasa got it right!

03 September 2014 | 5839 Views
On 1 September 2014, Daily News, reporting on the aftermath of President Robert Mugabe's State visit to China under the headline, Mugabe returns from China with signatures, reduced the Presidentia...
by Tawanda Museve

China was Mugabe's last chance to get ZimAsset funding he got nothing and now he MUST GO!

01 September 2014 | 4314 Views
"Enda udzoke!" in Shona, "Hamba epunduke!" in Ndebele or "Go but you will be back!" the nation told Mugabe before he set off to China! Many of us viewed it just as a time wasting gimmick and it has t...
by Wilbert Mukori, Secretary General Zimbabwe Social Democrats

Mugabe returns from China with a bag of secretive agreements

01 September 2014 | 3433 Views
President Robert Mugabe jets into Harare today from a begging trip in China only holding a bag of secretive agreements and signatures but with no cash to revive an economy which is virtually on its k...
by Staff reporter

'Friendly China vows to help Zimbabwe,' says Mugabe

31 August 2014 | 2549 Views
President Robert Mugabe, returning from a state visit to China, said on Sunday that Beijing had pledged to assist his southern African country's ailing economy "to the best of its ability"....
by Staff reporter

'Mugabe China trip a success'

31 August 2014 | 1092 Views
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe returns from China today after a week in the Asian nation on a state visit to scrounge for a bail-out to save Zimbabwe's faltering economy from total collapse.After bea...
by Staff reporter

Mugabe returns from China

31 August 2014 | 2201 Views
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe returned from China on Sunday to a thunderous reception after a week in the Asian nation on a state visit where he witnessed the signing of various memoranda of understanding t...
by Staff Reporter

China support not enough to rescue Zimbabwe economy

28 August 2014 | 1560 Views
SNUBBED by a U.S.-hosted gathering of African leaders this month, veteran President Robert Mugabe has turned again to "old friend" China, but even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue h...
by Reuters

China treats African countries as equal partners says Mugabe

28 August 2014 | 1823 Views
President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe is more associated with China and Chinese leaders, not only because of the historical relations, but due to the fact that the Asian nation treats African countrie...
by Staff Reporter

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