Zimbabweans get new banknotes, but angered by withdrawal limits

12 November 2019, 4:32 PM
Zimbabweans finally got access to new low-denomination currency on Tuesday that authorities hope will end chronic cash shortages, but banks maintained an existing weekly withdrawal limit of $20, frustrating many customers.
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Zimbabwean authorities have gazetted a new law criminalising unlicensed currency trading in an attempt to stem out a thriving parallel market for foreign banknotes in the country.

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