Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his finance chief want a new currency by March 2020; would welcome funding from the International Monetary Fund (IMF); and may even consider a eurobond offering as the struggling economy emerges from more than a decade of isolation.

The introduction of a new currency is crucial to his efforts to revive the economy, said Mnangagwa, who secured a five-year term in July elections after the military deposed Robert Mugabe in 2017.

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