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In the news: SEC to Strengthen Monitoring of Bond Proceeds Usage

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This Day MPC May Not Meet Due to Lack of Quorum Following the refusal of the Senate to consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for the vacant positions in the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), its first meeting for 2018, scheduled for the third week of January, might not hold due to lack of quorum. NCC Plans Unused Data Roll over to 14 Days Following complaints, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is to extend the grace period of unused data roll over to 14 days. SEC Moves to Strengthen Monitoring of Bond Proceeds Usage There are strong indications that the Securities and…

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In the news: Naira further depreciates to N361.91

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Punch NNPC plans 4,600MW power plants for Abuja, Kaduna, Kano The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Wednesday announced that it would build power generating plants with combined capacity for 4,600 megawatts in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano states. Stocks end two-day losses, gain N54bn The Nigerian Stock Exchange reversed a two-day decline at the close of trade on Wednesday after the NSE market capitalisation appreciated by N54bn. Dispute: BUA welcomes Dangote’s decision on judicial process BUA International Limited has welcomed the decision of the Dangote Group to await the completion of the judicial process in the ongoing dispute by both parties…

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In the news: Average T-bills yield closes at 14.57%

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Punch Dangote Cement, Dangote Sugar, Ecobank top equity losers’ chart The Nigerian stock market continued in losses on Tuesday after Dangote Cement Plc, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Plc recorded major losses in their share prices. Average T-bills yield closes higher at 14.57% The secondary market for Treasury bills was bearish for the second successive day of trading this week as the average yield closed higher at 14.57 per cent, gaining 1.13 per cent. NCC, CBN seek to curb financial frauds The Nigerian Communications Commission and the Central Bank of Nigeria are to sign a Memorandum of…

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In the news: NSE weekly equities’ turnover hits N51.5bn

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Punch Naira depreciates to 365/dollar despite CBN interventions The naira depreciated marginally by 0.55 per cent at the parallel market week-on-week to close at N365 on Friday. Banks borrow N671bn from CBN in five days Deposit Money Banks in the country borrowed the sum of N671.47bn from the Central Bank of Nigeria in the past five working days, data from the CBN have revealed. Nigeria, others need commodity-price surge to avert debt crunch–IMF The sub-Saharan Africa faces a potential debt crunch unless commodity prices improve and boost the pace of economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has said. Fuel queues…

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In the news: CBN injects $210m into forex market

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This Day Investors Stake N27bn on Equities as Dangote Cement Lifts Market High trading in the shares of Dangote Cement Plc on Tuesday lifted the overall value of transactions at the equities market by 445.4 per cent to N26.809 billion. IMF Harps on Economic Diversification for Nigeria, Others The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde on Tuesday stressed the need for Nigeria and other African countries to ensure that they diversify their economies in other to be able to withstand shocks. Bonds Lead Capital Market Issuances, Account for N1.4trn Bonds continued to dominate new issuances accounting…

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In the news: FG plans N110bn bond auction

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Punch CBN’ll use BVN to blacklist loan defaulters –Emefiele The Central Bank of Nigeria under the auspices of the Bankers’ Committee has concluded plans to use the Bank Verification Number of customers to blacklist loan defaulters from accessing further loans in the nation’s banking system. FG reviewing non-performing privatised firms’ operations — BPE The Bureau of Public Enterprises says it has started reviewing privatised public enterprises that have failed to live up to expectation. 577 firms bid for NNPC insurance renewal contract The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday said it had opened 577 bids submitted by firms seeking to…

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ECONOMIC UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2017

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According to figures from the NBS stated in this report, capital importation to Nigeria sustained its strong growth for the second consecutive quarter in Q3 2017. Capital flows riding the ranges Capital importation to Nigeria sustained its strong growth for the second consecutive quarter in Q3 2017, with combined flows of $4.1 billion over the quarter being two-fold higher QoQ and YoY, according to data from the NBS. In sync with trend, the strong capital flows emerged from portfolio flows which printed at $2.8 billion, an increase of 260% and 200% QoQ and YoY respectively, even as ‘other investment’ sustained…

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In the news: Nigeria’s debt service ratio falls to 45%

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Punch NNPC’s losses drop by 53% on Forcados revamp The group operational losses of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation dropped by 53.1 per cent following the revamp of the Forcados oil terminal and resumption of export activities there after it was shut down for several months. Conglomerates contribute 79.9% of equities’ volume turnover The conglomerates industry (measured by volume) led the activity chart of the Nigerian Stock Exchange last week with 11.396 billion shares valued at N14.534bn traded in 890 deals; thus contributing 79.94 per cent and 41.46 per cent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively. CBN,…

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In the news: CBN pumps $210m into the FX Market

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This Day CBN Intervenes in Forex Market with Fresh $210m The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday injected another $210 million into the interbank foreign exchange market in its bid to boost liquidity in the market. Year-to-date Growth Hits 39.6% as Stock Market Rebounds The stock market returned to positive territory yesterday as it reversed the negative performance of the first trading day of the week. Saraki Accuses Anti-graft Agencies of Looting Recovered Funds, Property The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Tuesday accused anti-graft agencies of looting funds and property recovered from corrupt persons. FIRS Hits 79.35% of 2017…

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In the news: Equities market rebounds on bargain hunting

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Punch CBN sacked bank directors over non-performing loans – NDIC A number of bank directors have been fired by the Central Bank of Nigeria following cases of insider abuse relating to non-performing loans, it has been learnt. FG reviewing companies’ tax profiles, says Adeosun The Federal Government has said it is reviewing the tax profiles of companies that received major payments from it in the last five years. Global Spectrum set to list shares on NSE Energy firm, Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc, is set to list its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. FCMB grows profit by 64% in…

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