Zimbabwe licences dollar-denominated bourse to lure foreign investors

Zimbabwe’s markets regulator on Tuesday licensed a U.S. dollar-denominated stock exchange to operate in the resort town of Victoria Falls, part of efforts to lure foreign investors to a country grappling with severe foreign exchange shortages.

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Zimbabwe’s markets regulator on Tuesday licensed a U.S. dollar-denominated stock exchange to operate in the resort town of Victoria Falls, part of efforts to lure foreign investors to a country grappling with severe foreign exchange shortages.

HARARE, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s markets regulator on Tuesday licensed a U.S. dollar-denominated stock exchange to operate in the resort town of Victoria Falls, part of efforts to lure foreign investors to a country grappling with severe foreign exchange shortages.

The Victoria Falls Stock Exchange (VFEX), which is owned by the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE), was given a licence by the securities and exchange commission and is finalising listing and membership requirements.

Treasury officials say VFEX will initially target mining companies operating in Zimbabwe and other firms with foreign listings, including Old Mutual OMUJ.J, PPC Zimbabwe PPC.J and SeedCo SCIL.BT, which were suspended from the local bourse.

The VFEX is coming at a time many foreign investors are struggling to take out money from the ZSE.

In June, Zimbabwe further spooked investors when authorities abruptly suspended trading on the ZSE for over a month, accusing some investors of using the bourse to manipulate the local currency.

Although trading resumed on Aug. 3, shares in Old Mutual, PPC Zimbabwe and SeedCo, have remained suspended.

The government has said it plans to offer incentives to investors on the VFEX, including tax holidays.

(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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    mukanya 3 months ago

    Total/Utter confusion being toyed around with in the financial markets by Mangudya and Mthuli.

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    Nyoni 3 months ago

    Anything to get money by hook or by crook. Really if you Mr Ed can’t see your problems you have created then you all are bloody stupid.

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    Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 3 months ago

    Rumoured that Microsoft, China Mobile, Deutsche bank, Apple, VW, Rolls Royce, Toyota, BHP, Nestle, Tesla, General Motors, Gazprom and Tata of India have all made aplication to list of the VF bourse comrades.
    Soon most of these comapnies will begin manufacturing in Zimbabwe. The country is about to take off and you should all fasten your seat belts for the ride to prosperity.

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      Fallenz 3 months ago

      KIKIKIKIKIKIKI…. I’m laughing so hard my neighbors came to see what was so funny.  Ace, a comedian you are.  I showed them your post, and now the whole neighborhood are going from house to house laughing.  I hope the policemen and magistrate can see the humor..!