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Full Text: ZSE Direct adds Odd Lot Board in a bid to lure individual investors

Last year the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange launched its own direct trading platform, ZSE Direct putting in competition with FINSEC’s C-Trade. Now a year later they are adding a new feature to their offering-Odd Lot Board. This may be their attempt to lure individual, casual and low-value investors. They have now set the minimum buy amount […]


Government launches ZMX a commodities exchange

Recently the Zimbabwean government launched a commodities exchange known as Zimbabwe Mercantile Exchange Private Ltd or ZMX. This exchange will allow farmers to trade about 18 commodities excluding maize. This will be the first such exchange in Zimbabwe ever since the other commodities exchange known as ZIMACE shutdown in 2001. Today we launched #Zimbabwe’s Commodities […]


FINSEC has approved Fronteras as a qualified investor on GEM Portal

Fronteras Novastra Investment Holdings has been accepted as a qualified investor on the Financial Securities Exchange’s (FINSEC) GEM PORTAL


Local startups looking to finance using equity might finally have a lifeline

We last wrote about the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) back in March. At the time, FINSEC was formulating a draft framework for the online platform designed for SMEs looking to raise capital. GEM then underwent a pilot phase in January which resulted in fine tuning of the GEM Portal platform based on feedback from targeted […]


ZSE & SECZ want more retail investors – Stockbrokers will have to improve their online presence for that to happen

The Securities Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe (SECZ) and Zimbabwe Stock Exchnage have made it clear that Zimbabwes securities market needs more retail investors. Men and women like you and I, who traditionally haven’t invested are the new target and whilst applications such as C-Trade and sites like ZSEDirect make it possible to trade there are […]


FINSEC & HIT Join Forces To Improve Awareness On How Companies Can Raise Capital

The Financial Securities Exchange (FINSEC) and the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) signed a memorandum of understanding earlier today. The agreement between the two institutions is meant “to develop and expand a framework of cooperation between HIT and FINSEC to develop mutually beneficial projects and activities aimed at raising public awareness of the availability of […]


ZW$500m Venture Capital Fund Will Be Disbursed Through FINSECs Exchange For SMEs

In December 2019, FINSEC announced the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) portal which they described as an “online platform designed for SMEs in need of raising capital for retooling operations, increase productivity, or to increase their product range and or to expand into diversified markets.” At the time of the announcement of the GEM, one wouldn’t […]


C-Trade’s Auto Trading Feature Allows You To Buy/Sell Stocks Whilst Offline

We’ve raged on about the convenience offered by C-Trade along with the necessity of such a platform needing to exist. With over 10 000 investors registering in half a year, it’s clear a number of people are interested in the convenience offered by the platform. Adding to this convenience is an auto-trading feature that was […]


Mobile Trading On ZSE To Be Finally Introduced By The End Of This Month

By the end of this month, traders will be able to do online and mobile trading in securities listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and Financial Securities Exchange. The mobile trading platform will enable traders, both local and foreign to actively manage their portfolios even when they are away from a desktop/laptop. Mobile Trading is […]


The $1m U-Gain Notes Were Oversubscribed But You Can Still Get Involved

U-Gain is a retail note which offers a fixed interest of 9% per annum. The note’s investment period or tenure is 12 months. The U-Gain Note was issued by Untu Capital. What sets U-Gain apart is that investors can subscribe using mobile and online devices and paying using mobile wallets. Untu Capital realized that by […]


U-Gain: Get 9% Interest Investing In Zim’s First Retail Bond Available Through Mobile Money

If you were looking for a fantastic investment opportunity which is easy to understand and yet offers attractive return then look no further. You can invest right from your mobile money account too. Untu Capital recently announced a retail note you can invest in which guarantees 9% interest per year. Do not be intimidated by […]