RTGS Dollar To Weaken Ahead Of Tobacco Auction – RBZ

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya on Monday said the exchange rate for the new transitional currency is unlikely to remain at 2.5 per U.S. dollar by the time tobacco auctions open next week.

Analysts are of the view that Mangudya would move the rate to around 3,5 to the US$ after the governor recently pegged a similar rate for miners, which would still be lower than the parallel market rate of 3,8.

While addressing the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance, Mangudya said:

We do believe that before or on that date the rate will have reached its equilibrium. We don’t believe it will still be 2.5 (to the U.S. dollar).

The RBZ last month scrapped its discredited 1:1 dollar peg for surrogate bond notes and electronic dollars.

The RTGS dollar is currently trading at roughly 2.6 to the United States dollar.

More: Newsday, ZimLive


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John Mangudya

John Panonetsa Mangudya is an economist and the current Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor. Mangudya, who sits on many local and international boards .He was made RBZ governor after the expiry of Gideon Gono's term in 2014. He had been CBZ Holdings Ltd Chief Executive... Read More About John Mangudya

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  1. Absence of a diversified industrial base and uncertainties being generated now and again by the government of Zimbabwe make this currency [RTGS] virtually weak at all times until industry is on its feet.

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