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Patrick Chinamasa

Finance minister looks to patch up Zimbabwe

July 1, 2014

Zimbabwe’s economy is on the verge of recession, with low consumer demand and a liquidity crunch putting its businesses under plenty of strain. Against this backdrop, finance minister Patrick Chinamasa tells Paul Wallace how he has started to rebuild its ties with multilateral lenders in a bid to access new credit. 

PTA Bank

PTA's change in fortune

May 23, 2014

PTA Bank, one of Africa’s main development banks, was in crisis at the turn of the millennium. But it has since turned itself around and boosted its capital base, meaning that its chief executive is confident in saying that it is finally able to fulfil its role of fostering regional trade in eastern and southern Africa.

TEASER-on the brink

On the brink: the banks just outside the Top 1000

August 1, 2012

While The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking published every July gives an insightful and unique snapshot of the state of the global banking market, our ranking of those banks featuring just below the ranking gives an excellent indication of the way in which the market is heading, and which countries and regions are on the rise.

Tendai Biti

Zimbabwe's finance minister knuckles down to an unenviable task

September 1, 2011

Finance minister Tendai Biti has helped turn around Zimbabwe’s economy since taking office in 2009. But he faces a tough task trying to lure foreign investors to a country whose politics are still so messy. 

Africa’s new leaders: The next generation

January 5, 2009

Good news from Africa is often drowned out by a tide of negative reporting. The Banker aims to combat this by profiling the achievements of leading young Africans. Writer Charlie Corbett.

Will bitter pill save Zimbabwe?

April 5, 2004

The governor of Zimbabwe’s central bank has had to introduce tough measures – in the face of death threats – to pull the country back from the brink of meltdown. But are they too little, too late? James Eedes reports.

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