Zimbabwe dollar now at $76.76 to the US dollar


The Zimbabwe dollar today fell by $4.61 to average $76.76 against the United States dollar but the gap between the lowest and the highest rate offered at today’s auction was only $12.

According to the results of today’s auction the lowest rate offered was $70 and the highest, $82, but the lowest rate accepted was $75.

When the auction started the gap between the lowest and the highest rate was $75.

Last week the gap was down to $27.

But with the highest rate dropping by only 17 cents, the local currency could fall again next week as the gap narrows.

A total of 228 bids were received but 55 were rejected.

The amount allotted was US$14.4 million against bids of US$19.3 million.

The highest allocation went to raw materials which got US$7.7 million, followed by machinery and equipment with US$3 million.


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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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