HARARE: The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange benchmark index closed the day in the red as it retreated 0.16 points to close at 114.17 points. COLCOM was the top shaker as it lost 3.17 cents to trade at 17.90 cents. SEEDCO went down by 1.25 cents to trade at 83.75 cents.
Other losses were in DELTA which dropped 0.33 cents to 70.98 cents and PROPLASTICS which eased 0.30 cents to trade at 2.10 cents.
FBC HOLDINGS and AFRICAN SUN shed 0.10 cents each to settle at 7.00 cents and 1.70 cents in that order. The losses were partially offset by gains in NATFOODS which ended 2.18 cents higher at US$2.62, OLD MUTUAL was up 0.61 cents to US$2.03 as ECONET moved up 0.58 cents to trade at 20.83 cents.
PADENGA recovered 0.20 cents to 7.20 cents and MEIKLES added 0.10 cents to close at 8.50 cents. The mining index was flat at 21.51 points as BINDURA, FALGOLD, HWANGE AND RIOZIM maintained previous price levels.