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According to an article by the Herald published on June 27, 2022, popular bullion coins include the American eagle, the Canadian Maple Leaf, the South African Krugerrand, the Isle of Man Gold Cat, the Australian Kangaroo, and the China Mint Panda Bear. They added that gold is a haven against inflation and a gold coin is made mostly of gold while most gold bullion coins are pure gold.

Meanwhile, in an article dated May 27, 2022, Bloomberg described the RBZ as the world’s most aggressive central bank. According to an article by Pindula News published on June 27, 2022, Zimbabwe’s former Finance and Economic Development Minister, Tendai Biti, said the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has outlived its usefulness and, therefore, should be abolished.

He made the remarks in response to a cocktail of measures introduced by the government to stabilize the economy. The main duty of the RBZ is …

Jurisdictions and stock exchanges have their own rules for what circuit breakers entail when they kick in, and for how long they are in place. Circuit breakers are triggered based on slightly different parameters on various exchanges, with trading suspended anywhere between 5 minutes – as is the case on the Hong Kong exchange – or an entire day.

New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham told CNBC that circuit breakers are a precautionary measure that can slow down for a minute.

The circuit breakers “are designed to slow trading down for a few minutes, to give investors the ability to understand what’s happening in the market, consume the information and make decisions based on market conditions,” she said.

A circuit breaker functions in the trading world the same way it does for electrical circuits in a home. When things get overloaded, it kicks in and shuts down the circuit.…

Zimbabwe's food security levels are quite low, but there is a promise of a better outcome from the previously anticipated situation. This is mainly because the country has received above-average levels of rainfall during the current rain season. There is hope that the expected bumper harvest will help bring resolution to the challenges of food insecurity.

However, there is still a need for food aid due to the deficit emanating from the two previous consecutive poor rainfall seasons experienced in most districts of Zimbabwe. The droughts resulted in poor harvests, which caused inadequate household food stock from personal production.…

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