"This loss [during that time] was because we spent a lot of money on our retrenchment programme," James Mushore, NMBZ
CEO, told analysts gathered in Harare for a briefing about the results.
Top 10 SADC Banks Bank Country Market capitalization Standard Bank Group South Africa $4,233m (December 03) ABSA Group South Africa $3,012m (December 03) FirstRand Banking Group South Africa $1,851m (June 03) Nedcor Group South Africa $1,595m (December 03) Investec Group South Africa $1,092m (March 04) African Bank South Africa $287m (September 03) Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe $242m (December 02) NMBZ
Holdings Zimbabwe $215m (December 02) Merchant Bank of Central Africa Zimbabwe $53m (December 03) Bank Windhoek Namibia $99m (December 03)
Institutional abbreviations used are as follows (names of curators who assisted us are given in brackets): BMNH--The Natural History Museum, London, UK (Erica McAlister); NMBZ
--National Museum of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; NMKE--National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya (Mary Gikungu); NMSA--KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (Burgert Muller); SAMC--South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa (Dawn Larsen); SANC--National Collection of Insects, Pretoria, South Africa (Ros Urban).
Even medium-sized banks like Afribank Nigeria, Societe Generale de Banques in Cote d'Ivoire, NMBZ
Holdings (Zimbabwe) and SSB Bank (Ghana) have installed ATMs and note-counting machines to expedite service delivery and minimise delays and queues.