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Vol 55 No 3

Published 7th February 2014


Zimbabwe

Gems may unpick European sanctions

Zimbabwe's business leaders, championed by Belgium's diamond barons, are trying to draw in new money

In what may be Zimbabwe’s best hope of reversing economic decline, a high-level delegation of top executives led by Charles Msipa, the President of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries and Managing Director of Schweppes Zimbabwe Ltd., has been touring Europe this week. While meeting with indifference and protestors in London, they were feted in Brussels by a business sector much influenced by Antwerp’s diamantaires (diamond experts, craftsmen and traders).

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