By John Robertson Introduction Three separate and extreme crises currently top the long list of profound uncertainties already affecting Zimbabwe’s business sectors and its people.
Zimbabwe has revised its HIV/AIDS figures downwards from an estimated 2.3 million to 1.82 million, reducing prevalence from 33.7 percent to 24.9 percent.
The number of listed companies whose prices beat annual inflation increased from 60 in July to 67 in August with only 13 performing below inflation.
The international isolation Zimbabwe has been experiencing for the past three years could turn out to be a blessing in disguise, at least for the tourism industry, once one of the fastest growing sectors of the country’s economy.
Apex Corporation, one of the best performers on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange so far this year, had a good first half with turnover for the six months to April surpassing that for the entire year ending October and nearly five times that for the first half of last year.