Plans to privatise the Posts and Telecommunications Corporation still seem to be on the cards but a number of questions remain unanswered.
South Africa is now trying to flex its financial muscle in Zimbabwe as it seeks to increase both its political and economic influence in the region.
The decision by the Coffee Growers Association to go it alone instead of having the crop marketed by the Grain marketing Board, as has been the case all along, should be speeded up if the farmers are to reap immediate benefits.
With the country churning out between 200 000 and 300 000 school-leavers each year, the majority of whom will not get jobs, there has been increasing debate as to whether the country needs a new youth policy.
The world Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which have come under increasing attacks from pro-Third world economists and organisations have been criticised again but this time by the European development bank.