Six years ago, Zimbabwean shares were enjoying one of the greatest rallies the world has ever seen.
In the year to April 2007, the local stock market was up 12,000% as investors rushed to invest.
President Robert Mugabe was leading the country towards bankruptcy, after letting his war veterans seize farms owned by white farmers. Agriculture was in a state of collapse. Roads were crumbling. The rate of unemployment was 80%. Industry was bankrupt. Yet stocks defied reality.