The government says it will not reintroduce price controls because there is a need to strike a balance between suppliers and consumers without the other party crying foul.
Former Finance Minister Tichaendepi Masaya says printing more money without linking the value of the money with real goods produced is not sustainable.
Pension funds and savings institutions have lost 75 percent of the value of money advanced to the government over the past two years because of negative real interest rates.
Regional banking group ABC Holdings had a poor first half with headline earnings dropping from 23 thebe to 14 thebe.
Barbican Holdings made a net profit of $548.2 million in the first six months of this year, nearly 10 times the profit it made during the same period last year but it remains the worst performer on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.