ZimBollar | Who are we?


The ZBRI offers an independent source of economic and financial research data in Zimbabwe.

We help businesses make proactive decisions by providing a comprehensive assessment of the economic environment with a focus on monetary and fiscal developments both in the formal and informal financial markets.

We also focus on currency movements in the Zimbabwean context and forecast business trends.

Through the ZimBollar Index, we track the currency rates on the alternative market.

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Our Objectives


Our goal is to become Zimbabwe’s premier source of credible Economic data.

We intend to build a massive infrastructure involving ordinary men and women that will maintain a reservoir of market intelligence using modern and affordable technology.

The technology will help improve the quality, reliability and accessibility of financial and economic data.


Our Work


Our currency and informal Money market flows databases cover annual, quarterly, monthly and daily frequencies and provide more timely updates than other traditional sources.

The ZBRI has a team of highly experienced economists and capital markets analysts for customized briefings on a range of macro economic issues.


Our Channels


ZimBollar is active on Twitter with a ever growing following.

Since launch, we have released two issues of the ZimBollar Economic Review report that is available to paid subscribers.

Our channels and reach will continue to grow as we seek to reach a wider audience


Our Audience


Our audience ranges from individuals, local importers and exporters, corporates, informal traders, informal currency traders, diaspora, foreign investors.