Zimbabwe is suffering from an acute economic crisis. The country has the world's highest rate of inflation and just one in five has an official job.
Esther (a pseudonym) wrote on the BBC site, in August: "At midnight, my bank stripped me of my trillionaire status - the Z$5 trillion sitting in my account became Z$500."
The Central bank had stripped a string of ten zero's from the currency.
So no more talk of trillionaires, quandrillionaires and quintillionaires. "At least, not for another six months or so", writes Esther. (Full)
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