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Bleak Outlook For Zimbabwe Economy - 2003-06-12

A survey by the World Economic Forum names Zimbabwe as one of the three African countries with the bleakest economic prospects in the next five years. The survey polled 600 participants in the world economic summit in Durban, South Africa.

English to Africa reporter Francois Nsengiyumva talked to Professor Tony Hawkins of the Graduate School Of Management at the University of Zimbabwe and asked him whether the results of the survey were fair.

Professor Hawkins said the survey’s results are fair for the short term, but he said Zimbabwe has the potential to reverse the trend as soon as there is political change. Professor Hawkins explained that the sectors of Zimbabwe’s economy that could contribute to a speedy recovery include mining, agriculture, and tourism.

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