Zimbabwe dollar eases by 95 cents to average $99.93 against the US dollar


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The Zimbabwe dollar today eased by 95 cents against the United States dollar to average $99.9301 only seven cents shy of clocking $100 to one.

The auction today approved 1 869 bids worth US$46.9 million but rejected a whopping 101 bids from large firms.

The lowest offer was $96 and the highest $115.

The central bank also announced changes for the submission of bids for the auction.

Bids must now be submitted to bankers four business days before the auction and the banks must submit the bids to the central bank at least three working days before the auction.

The central bank said this had become necessary because it was receiving an average of 2 000 bids a week.

The change in submission deadlines is aimed at giving the banks enough time to carry out the necessary due diligence processes and to assess their customers’ bids.

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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.

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