Zimbabwe dollar now down to $155.14 to the US dollar


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The Zimbabwe dollar today fell by $4.93 to average $155.1419 against last week $150.2157 but what was more interesting was the gap between the offers with the lowest offer at $140 and the highest at $200.

The parallel market ranges from $300 to $345.

More than 1 500 bids were approved today and were allotted US$30.3 million with US$4.3 million going to 1 122 small and medium businesses. Large businesses got $26 million.

While more and more people are demanding payment or salaries in US dollars and the government is now paying civil servants part of their salaries in the greenback, Old Mutual says dollarization is still not on the cards.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the war between Russia and Ukraine has clearly demonstrated that a nation needs its own currency.

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Charles Rukuni
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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