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Vol 49 No 25

Published 12th December 2008


Zimbabwe

No change we can believe in

The US dollarisation of Zimbabwe’s economy has a caused a crisis over small change. There are plenty of US$100 and $50 notes but not enough of the lower denominations. The gap is partly filled by fuel coupons. The fuel companies have taken to issuing 5 and 10 litre coupons, as well as the long established 20 litre ones. The next scam may be the discovery that the fuel coupons in circulation far exceed the fuel available.

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