The total value of shares on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange has increased to an average of US$12 billion by end of trading today on the back of an increase in investors’ participation.

The industrial index rose by 2.61 percent to end at 444.27 points while the mining index was unchanged at 140.71 points.

Gainers included Turnall 14.29 percent up to 1.44 cents, African Sun share price rose by 13.08 percent to 5.10 cents, Mash was 11.11 percent up to end at 8.00 cents and Econet share price was 10.07 percent up to close at 106.56 cents.

Losers included NMB 5.56 percent down to 8.50 cents and FBC was 0.25 percent down to end at 24.25 cents.