Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) listed companies have started holding their annual general meetings to gather shareholder views about future growth strategies as well as capital raising models.

The listed companies’ annual general meetings are being held when firms seek to retain cash and recapitalise for the future.

The all share index gained 0.45 points to close at 190.21 points.

The industrials were 1.49 points up to 635.51 points while the top 10 rose by 0.45 points to 183.81 points and the mining’s or resources rose by 0.39 points to 229.36 points.

PPC added 37.87 cents to close at 227.75 cents, Seed Co rose by 10.25 cents to end at 161.25 cents and CBZ was 5.81 cents higher at 46.92 cents.

Meikles increased by 5.76 cents to 92.26 cents and National Foods was 3.00 cents firmer at 703.00 cents.

Trading in the negative, Padenga retreated by 18.24 cents to 176.76 cents, OK Zimbabwe eased 0.18 cents to 49.82 cents and Turnall was 0.08 cents lower at 10.30 cents.

Econet also decreased by 0.05 cents to 174.43 cents and RTG was 0.01 cents weaker at 8.48 cents.

In regional and international markets, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) rose by 0.80 percent, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shed 3.66 percent while trading on the London Stock Market (LSE) was on a high note by the time of compilation at 0.83 percent.

In currencies, the RTGS dollar was trading at 5.5926 and 7.1104 against the US dollar and British Pound respectively, while it was also pegged at 6.2995 against the Euro, trading at 2.6159 with the South African rand, as well as 0.5162 against the Botswana pula.

Crude oil dropped in the international trading markets by 0.52 percent to US$61.65 per barrel, with gold marginally rising by 1.27 percent to US$1 342.20 an ounce and platinum prices reversed losses by gaining 1.43 percent to US$832.24 an ounce.