The local currency has slowly been gaining against the greenback for more than a month now but the Old Mutual Implied rate continues to defy this trend falling to a record $146.28 yesterday before rising to $139.41 today though Old Mutual is not trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.
A total of US$24.5million dollar was allotted today with the bulk going to raw materials, machinery and equipment, and consumables.
Consumables today surpassed machinery and equipment getting US$3.1 million against US$2.96 million for machinery and equipment.
Consumables got the highest chunk at the Small and Medium Enterprises auction.
The highest rate offered was $86 and the lowest $78.
Only six bids out of 129 at the SME auction were disqualified while 22 out of 233 did not make it at the main auction.