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Simbisa Brands Managing Director Speaks On Exit From The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

Simbisa Brands Managing Director Speaks On Exit From The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

Warren Meares, Simbisa Brands‘ managing director has said the withdrawal of the firm from the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) was triggered by the depreciation of the Zimbabwe dollar.

Simbisa Brands, a fast food outlet company in Africa with its roots in Zimbabwe, recently issued a cautionary statement announcing that it was rather planning to list on the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange (VFEX), a ZSE US dollar-denominated subsidiary.

The ZSE is Zimbabwe dollar-indexed and billions traded there are tough to make out due to the currency’s protracted depreciation.

Markets have also been frustrated by bears that have characterised the ZSE for most of this year, amid investor flight.

Speaking to NewsDay Business in an exclusive interview, Meares said:

We have got investors from all over who are looking to invest in Simbisa.

There has been a lot of interest for years so moving to VFEX will help them to understand the business a lot better.

If you look at Simbisa’s almost 600 outlets, over 300 of that is in foreign countries.

The other eight countries we operate in have almost 250 stores now. These countries are all trading in solid currencies, stable currencies. As a business, we decided that it makes business sense to talk to investors in foreign countries like Kenya and UK (United Kingdom) and show them an income statement in United States dollars and show them projections of where the company is going in forex.

All the other eight countries are significant forex contributors to the income statements of Simbisa. So, our move is to allow our investors to plan better and understand our business better in a stable hard currency.

Since 2015, the ZSE has lacked foreign direct investment.

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5 Comments

WhiteHead 1 month ago

wise move by Simbisa Brand , I think other companies should follow suit if they want to do serious Bizness , ZSE is crap

The Only man who can bring change to Zimbabwe is Advocate Nelson Chamisa , but he needs our votes for him to be able to do all that so lets make the wise choice of voting for mukomana and vote out mudhara

[ CHAMISA CHETE CHETE🇿🇼]


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Investors and inflation don't go along, investors don't want money that talks only when it says goodbye 😀


Zimdollar 1 month ago

Taura hako, zvinodawo mari inemumvuri, kwete is vana 'Tobve Mvuma'.


Sabhuku 1 month ago

Bold move considering kuti inana ani Simbisa. Before year end money market ichanakidza. ZSE ma funnies kana mari yayo isingataure nedzimwe mari officially


Tatenda Courage Nemaungwe 1 month ago

*Since 2015, the ZSE has lacked foreign direct investment*??? Before you allow reporters to down articles, school them on the subject at hand, on stock markets you don't get foreign direct investment, you get foreign portfolio investment



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