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Zimbabwe's finance minister, Tendai Biti, says that the nation's economy will grow by 9.3 percent this year, a rate that would make it one of the fastest-growing economies on the continent. But the IMF's estimate is significantly lower. (Associated Press)

Zimbabwe's finance minister, Tendai Biti, says that the nation's economy will grow by 9.3 percent this year, a rate that would make it one of the fastest-growing economies on the continent. But the IMF's estimate is significantly lower. (Associated Press)

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