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Official: Cash-strapped Zimbabwe needs $27B to Fund Revival

Zimbabwe requires $27 billion - more than twice the size of its economy - to fund a five-year plan to improve basic services and rebuild the impoverished country, a senior government official said on Wednesday.   President Robert Mugabe's government wants to invest in food security, social services and infrastructure, to reduce poverty and expand the economy an average of 7.1 percent a year by 2018.   But the ambitious plan, known as ZimAsset, requires massive capital, in a...

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