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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

AU, AfDB sign US$4.8m AfCFTA grant

The African Development Bank Group has given the African Union (AU) a US$4.8 million institutional support grant for the implementation of the continental free trade area. The...

Econet boss lands top UN post

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Econet Wireless chief operating officer Fayaz King as Assistant Secretary General and will serve at the United...

Afreximbank picks Zim, Nigeria for trade centres

NDAMU SANDU The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has selected Zimbabwe and Nigeria to have the first Africa Trade Centres to offer one-stop trade services shops in...

“The Open and an ICC Ban all in a week “

MARC POZZO The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Zimbabwe for failing to ensure there is no government interference in its running of the sport....

AfDB gives COMESA US$300m boost 

STAFF WRITER The African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a US$300m support facility for the Eastern and Southern African Trade and  Development Bank (TDB) to...

IMF cuts global GDP forecast for 2019, citing fallout from trade tensions

A sharp deceleration of global trade driven by ongoing trade tensions is slowing the global economy more than earlier projections, according to the latest...

Local firms in limbo

TAURAI MANGUDHLA/ BLESSING MADZIWANZIRA Local companies are sinking deeper into the throes of an economic meltdown due to rising overheads with consumers feeling the pinch...

ZESA’s double-edged sword

PHILLIMON MHLANGA Zimbabwe’s industries have plunged into extended darkness following the move by ZESA Holdings to pull them off the grid for seven continuous days...

Zim eyes China, Zambia export markets

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU ZIMBABWE’S trade development and promotion organisation, ZimTrade, is eyeing export opportunities in horticulture and mining in China and Zambia and is now waiting...

Govt keeps Russian investor guessing

NDAMU SANDU A Russian investor has said negotiations to buy shareholding in fertiliser manufacturing firm Chemplex Corporation are moving slowly amid fears government’s lethargy will...