(Xinhua) -- Botswana Stock Exchange's (BSE) index of local companies continued to make impressive gains as leading stocks saw their share prices going up on back of positive results.

    In its weekly stock market report released on Monday, stockbrokers Motswedi Securities said in its weekly stock market report that the Domestic company Index (DCI) advanced by 84 basis points on the back of strong gains from blue chip stocks that include First National Bank of Botswana (FNBB) and Sechaba Brewery Limited amongst others.

    "It was quite an auspicious week as 11 counters were cruising in the black, with 64 percent of them trading at new 12 month highs," said Martin Makgatlhe's company.

    Sechaba, the investment holding company with interest in Kgalagadi Breweries (Pty) Limited (KBL) surged by 3.5 percent to close the week at 2950thebe; its 12 month high followed by RDCP which rose by 2.9 percent trading at 213 thebe.

    Banking giants, FNBB went up by 2.7 percent to trade at 380 thebe. The bank last week released its half year results for the period ending Dec. 31, 2014 which showed it grew advances to customers by 16 percent to 12.7 billion Pula, while profit before tax was down 5 percent.

    Other gainers for the week were ChobeG4S and Turnstar, among others. However, consumer lender Letshego Holdings lost 0.8 percent to end the week at 247 thebe. Despite announcing positive results for 2014, junior miner Lucara Diamond shed 1.1 percent to trade at 1600 thebe. The company, which owns Karowe mine, reported full year revenues of 266 million U.S. dollars and a year-end cash balance of 101 million dollars.



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