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ZSE continues to rally as demand for blue chips increases

00ZSE continues to rally as demand for blue chips increases HARARE- The local bourse continued to perform very well on the back of elevated demand across all sectors as fund managers rebalance their portfolios towards safer investments on the market. Econet and Seedco carried the day as demand from local investors remains firm.  Econet added…

Lafarge’s revenue for Q1 down 15% as heavy rains weigh

00Lafarge’s revenue for Q1 down 15%  as heavy rains weigh HARARE- Cement producer, Lafarge’s revenue was down 15% as at March 2017 compared to the same period last year. The decline was mainly due to the incessant rains season that weighed down demand for their product. Lafarge, chief executive officer, Amil Tantawi however said the…

Factors and events to watch out for June 4 – 9

00Factors and events to watch out for June 4 – 9  HARARE –The week began with the launch of Global Economic Prospects report for June last night, which revised downwards Zimbabwe’s medium term growth to below regional averages. The following announcements, scheduled economic indicators, market moves and political events may affect the Zimbabwean market this…

Barclays Plc officially announces sale of stake to FMB

00Barclays Plc officially announces sale of stake to FMB HARARE -Barclays Bank PLC (BBPLC) has today announced the sale of its majority shareholding in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Limited (BBZ) to FMB Capital Holdings PLC (FMBCH). Completion of this transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, and is currently expected to conclude by the end of…

Increased battery sales lift Art in F17

00Increased battery sales lift Art in F17 HARARE – Profitability across Art Corporation’s business units lifted the Group’s overall performance for the half year ended 31 March 2017 with the topline rising 7.60% above prior year to $15.20mln. Group chairman Thomas Wushe, in a statement accompanying the interim financials, said revenue was mainly driven by…

Local Banks holding 2 % cash reserves

00Local Banks holding 2 % cash reserves HARARE- Local banks hold 2% cash reserves in vaults as the bond notes flight persists amid revelations that the surrogate currency is now found in neighbouring countries, a central bank official has said. Deputy Reserve Bank Governor, Kupukile Mlambo at a retailers Indaba in Harare highlighted how cash…

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