Actually, dudes, the Zim stock market is at all time highs. In March it was hitting daily gains of up to 25 percent. Especially attractive are dual listed shares like Old Mutual, but like banking group CBZ are doing nicely too. Also, foreigners are sneaking back into the country. One broker I met had just been offered one million (US) dollars for a 50 percent share of his firm, from a US investment company; there were many more stories like it. Sure, Zim is a high risk environment (check out Barloworld's comments on PPC Zim) but has the potential for high reward. I also know that one of the world's largest hedge funds, has set up a special trading desk tasked with taking up stakes in Zim companies. Banking, tourism and construction are especially attractive, according to the investment manager in charge of the process. The thinking is that when old Bob finally leaves office, the country is going to become a massive public works project. Mozambique & Angola, for example, are going through huge rebuilding excercises, creating plenty of opportunity for investors. Zim is expected to go through the same. For opportunists, contrarians, grifters and chancers, there's money to be made.