Zimbabwe announces raft of measures to stabilise local currency – weekly forex auction now limited to maximum of US$5 million


Zimbabwe has announced a raft of measures to stabilise its currency which has tumbled over the past few weeks resulting in prices of goods rising sharply and month-on-month inflation going up to 15.7%.

Food inflation rose by 25.9% .

The measures include ordering all government departments and parastatals to collect fees in local currency.

The weekly foreign currency auction is now limited to a maximum of US$5 million and with effect from 1 June, winning bids will be paid within 24 hours.

Below are the measures announced by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube today:

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The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.

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