Zimbabwe Stock Exchange index up 36 percent in first six months

The Zimbabwe industrial index advanced 35.6 percent in the six months to June, as investors sought to escape poor returns on the money market and the possible impact of the country’s bond note surrogate currency.  All heavyweight counters recorded gains in the period as the index closed the month on 195.97 points while the resources index rose 19.28 percent to 69.79 points, On a year-on-year basis,  the industrial index and the mining index gained 94 percent and 182.55 percent respectively.