Zimbabwean dollar http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33273/all en Zimbabwe annual inflation eases to 2.51% in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/zimbabwe-annual-inflation-eases-251-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe's annual inflation slowed to 2.51 percent in January, down from 2.91 percent the previous month due to drops in food and energy prices, the national statistics agency said on Friday.</p> <p>Consumer prices increased 0.07 percent in January on a monthly basis, after increasing 0.13 percent in December.</p> <p>Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate has remained below 5.0 percent since the country dumped its hyper-inflation ravaged Zimbabwean dollar for the US dollar and the South African rand in 2009.</p> <p>rm/sk</p> Economics Inflation Zimbabwean dollar AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:00:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756837 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian markets slip, yen advances against dollar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/asian-markets-slip-yen-advances-against-dollar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets mostly fell on Wednesday, with few catalysts to drive buying after recent gains, while Wall Street provided a limp lead.</p> <p>The yen edged up slightly as investors weighed reports that Japan's main opposition party will vote against one of the government's nominations for deputy governor of the country's central bank.</p> <p>Tokyo fell 0.61 percent, or 75.15 points to 12,239.66, Sydney slipped 0.50 percent, or 25.5 points, to 5,092.4, while Seoul rose 0.32 percent, or 6.39 points, to 1,999.73.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/asian-markets-slip-yen-advances-against-dollar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Currency Human Interest Japanese yen Politics Technology Zimbabwean dollar AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:00:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781999 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian markets slip, yen advances against dollar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/asian-markets-slip-yen-advances-against-dollar-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets mostly fell on Wednesday, with few catalysts to drive buying after recent gains, while Wall Street provided a limp lead.</p> <p>The yen edged up slightly as investors weighed reports that Japan's main opposition party will vote against one of the government's nominations for deputy governor of the country's central bank.</p> <p>Tokyo fell 0.61 percent, or 75.15 points to 12,239.66, Sydney slipped 0.50 percent, or 25.5 points, to 5,092.4, while Seoul rose 0.32 percent, or 6.39 points, to 1,999.73.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/asian-markets-slip-yen-advances-against-dollar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Currency Human Interest Japanese yen Politics Technology Zimbabwean dollar AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:45:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782033 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian markets up after positive Wall St lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/asian-markets-after-positive-wall-st-lead-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets rose on bargain-buying Wednesday and following a rally on Wall Street, with Tokyo enjoying a healthy bump as the dollar tries to break through the 100 yen barrier.</p> <p>Investors took their lead from New York, which jumped on the back of upbeat earnings results from some corporate giants, while they seemed to brush off more weak manufacturing figures from China and Europe.</p> <p>Tokyo rose 2.32 percent, or 313.81 points, to 13,843.46, while Seoul was up 0.87 percent, or 16.68 points, at 1,935.31 and Sydney was 1.72 percent higher, adding 86.2 points to 5,102.4.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/asian-markets-after-positive-wall-st-lead-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Currency Environment Health Japanese yen Politics Zimbabwean dollar AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:46:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5823908 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian markets up after positive Wall St lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/asian-markets-after-positive-wall-st-lead-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets rose on bargain-buying Wednesday and following a rally on Wall Street, with Tokyo enjoying a healthy bump as the dollar tries to break through the 100 yen barrier.</p> <p>Investors took their lead from New York, which jumped on the back of upbeat earnings results from some corporate giants, while they seemed to brush off more weak manufacturing figures from China and Europe.</p> <p>Tokyo rose 2.32 percent, or 313.81 points, to 13,843.46, while Seoul was up 0.87 percent, or 16.68 points, at 1,935.31 and Sydney was 1.72 percent higher, adding 86.2 points to 5,102.4.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/asian-markets-after-positive-wall-st-lead-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Currency Environment Health Japanese yen Politics Zimbabwean dollar AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:31:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5823980 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian markets and dollar climb after US jobs data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/asian-markets-and-dollar-climb-after-us-jobs-data-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets rose Monday, with the greenback also climbing, after a report showing modest gains in US job creation eased concerns the Federal Reserve will soon start to roll back its huge monetary easing scheme.</p> <p>However, buying sentiment was tempered by more relatively weak trade data out of China that adds to concerns of a slowdown in the world's number two economy.</p> <p>Tokyo rallied 4.94 percent, surging 636.67 points to 13,514.20 as the dollar clawed back some of last week's losses against the yen. Seoul added 0.46 percent, or 8.85 points, to close at 1,932.70.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/asian-markets-and-dollar-climb-after-us-jobs-data-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Currency Japanese yen Labor Zimbabwean dollar AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:31:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5854123 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian markets and dollar climb after US jobs data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/asian-markets-and-dollar-climb-after-us-jobs-data-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets rose Monday, with the greenback also climbing, after a report showing modest gains in US job creation eased concerns the Federal Reserve will soon start to roll back its huge monetary easing scheme.</p> <p>However, buying sentiment was tempered by more relatively weak trade data out of China that adds to concerns of a slowdown in the world's number two economy.</p> <p>Tokyo rallied 4.94 percent, surging 636.67 points to 13,514.20 as the dollar clawed back some of last week's losses against the yen. Seoul added 0.46 percent, or 8.85 points, to close at 1,932.70.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/asian-markets-and-dollar-climb-after-us-jobs-data-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Currency Economy of Zimbabwe Labor Zimbabwean dollar AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:30:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5854162 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian markets mostly up after US jobs data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/asian-markets-mostly-after-us-jobs-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets mostly rose on Monday and the dollar edged higher against the yen as Wall Street rallied in response to a surprisingly sharp fall in the US jobless rate.</p> <p>Japanese shares enjoyed healthy gains despite the government's downgrade of third-quarter growth, which has raised questions about the strength of a recent government spending-fuelled recovery.</p> <p>Tokyo jumped 2.29 percent, or 350.35 points, to 15,650.21 and Seoul climbed 1.01 percent, or 19.97 points, to close at 2,000.38 but Sydney fell 0.80 percent, or 41.6 points, to 5,144.4.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/asian-markets-mostly-after-us-jobs-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of Zimbabwe Labor Modern history Technology Zimbabwean dollar AFP Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:16:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6013952 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian markets mostly up after US jobs data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/asian-markets-mostly-after-us-jobs-data-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets mostly rose on Monday and the dollar edged higher against the yen as Wall Street rallied in response to a surprisingly sharp fall in the US jobless rate.</p> <p>Japanese shares enjoyed healthy gains despite the government's downgrade of third-quarter growth, which has raised questions about the strength of a recovery fuelled by government spending.</p> <p>Tokyo jumped 2.29 percent, or 350.35 points, to 15,650.21 and Seoul climbed 1.01 percent, or 19.97 points, to 2,000.38. But Sydney fell 0.80 percent, or 41.6 points, to 5,144.4.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/asian-markets-mostly-after-us-jobs-data-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Currency Japanese yen Labor Technology Zimbabwean dollar AFP Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:20:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6014468 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe projects 6.1 percent growth for 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131219/zimbabwe-projects-61-percent-growth-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa on Thursday projected 6.1 percent economic growth next year despite the country's failure to meet its economic targets this year amid a perennial cash crunch.</p> <p>Presenting a $4.4 billion budget for 2014 to parliament, Chinamasa said the economy was expected to record "strong growth of about 6.1 percent... anchored on the strong recovery of agriculture (and the) improved performance of the mining and construction sectors."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131219/zimbabwe-projects-61-percent-growth-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Patrick Chinamasa Patrick Chinamasa Politics Social Issues Zimbabwe Zimbabwean dollar AFP Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:48:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6024940 at http://www.globalpost.com Asian shares mixed, China manufacturing improves http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/asian-shares-mixed-china-manufacturing-improves-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday following another Wall Street rally while a provisional report showed a slight improvement in Chinese manufacturing activity this month.</p> <p>The dollar held up against against the yen, with traders keeping watch on US President Barack Obama's visit to Asia that starts in Japan later in the day.</p> <p>Tokyo jumped 1.09 percent, or 157.50 points, to 14,546.27, Sydney added 0.7 percent, or 38.5 points, to 5,517.8, while Seoul lost 0.19 percent, or 3.85 points, to end at 2,000.37.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/asian-shares-mixed-china-manufacturing-improves-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Currency Japanese yen Technology Zimbabwean dollar AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:33:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128236 at http://www.globalpost.com Asia shares climb after Fed meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140619/asia-shares-climb-after-fed-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets were mixed Thursday, taking up the baton from a record-breaking Wall Street, after the Federal Reserve delivered a broadly upbeat outlook on the US economy and suggested interest rates would remain low for some time.</p> <p>The dollar eased marginally against the yen after a New York sell-off, while oil remained elevated on fears over the crisis in Iraq as the United States considers air strikes against militants sweeping through the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140619/asia-shares-climb-after-fed-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Currency Human Interest Japanese yen Technology War Zimbabwean dollar AFP Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:34:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6181095 at http://www.globalpost.com