Losses in heavyweight counters marginally weighed down the performance of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) mainstream index as it closed  at 200.15 points after shedding  off 0.15 percent.

Financial firm, BARCLAYS BANK posted a 15.29 percent loss to close trading at 0.65 cents to close trade 3.60 cents.

FIDELITY LIFE was down 0.25 cents, FBC 0.5 cents, and ECONET 0.2 cents at 3.70 cents.

Elsewhere, strength in  hotel and retail firms was not enough to shift the negative trend on  the benchmark index.

AFRICAN Sun led the gainers on the local bourse, inching up 2 cents to close trading at 0.02  cents.

SIMBISA HOLDINGS, which announced its expansion initiative for a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange yesterday, was 1.22 percent higher at 20.75 cents.

TRUWORTHS went up 0.03 cents to close the day at 0.10 cents, while INNSCOR (inn.zw) added 0. 19 cents to close at 0.73 cents

78 trades were recorded in  total, with turnover quoted at US$938,883.49

The mining index remained  unchanged at 69.00 points.