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Zimbabwe treasury appoints foreign-exchange allocation committee

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Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube established a committee to oversee the allocation of foreign currency, amid a shortage in the southern African nation.

Sunday 06, January 2019

(Bloomberg)--The nine-member committee includes officials from the presidency, the finance, energy and commerce ministries, and the central bank, according to a statement emailed by the Treasury on Friday. The creation of the panel is part of a broader plan to set up a revised framework for foreign-exchange allocation, Ncube said.

An economic crisis in Zimbabwe has spawned a shortage of cash, idling gold mines and leading to scarcities of fuel and food.

TAGS : Mthuli Ncube, foreign-exchange allocation committee

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