China scraps foreign investment limit in stock, bond markets

China removed one more hurdle for foreign investment into its capital markets almost 20 years after it first allowed access. Global funds no longer need approvals to purchase quotas to buy Chinese stocks and bonds, the state administration of foreign exchange said in a statement on Tuesday. It removed the $300 billion overall cap on […]

Investors stake N301bn in FG’s N145bn bonds

*    as CBN injects $210m into forex market Investors demonstrated their thirst for investment outlet on Wednesday as they staked more than N300bn even though the federal government sought to raise N145bn through its monthly offer of the FGN Bonds A statement issued by the Debt Management Office showed that the government made allotment […]

Bond market reacts to Emiefele’s reappointment, closes on a bullish note

The Bond market turned firmly bullish in Friday’s session as market players viewed positively the news of the re-appointment of the CBN governor for another five-year term. First appointed in 2014 by President Goodluck Jonathan, Emefiele got a historic second term when President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded his name to the Senate for confirmation and would […]

CSCS obtains information security re-certification

The Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc on says it has secured recertification under ISO/IEC 27001:2013 following the recent audit of its compliance with information security risks controls by the British Standards Institution (BSI), UK, one of the world’s largest accreditation bodies for ISO certifications. The audit according to a statement from the CSCS, involved […]

Wall Street shrinks over G20 Summit

 U.S. stocks fell in choppy trading on Thursday as uncertainty over the outcome of a high-stakes meeting between the United States and China at the upcoming G20 Summit kept investors on the sidelines. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid […]

Modest higher yields seen mid-term as bond market closes bearish

NASD, Bond, First Bank, Bond Market, Low income earners

Analysts at Cordros Capital have predicted that medium-term yield in the bond market will be modestly higher thanks to domestic monetary policy direction, political uncertainty and government borrowing as the market closes on a bearish note. “We expect yields to take a cue from primary auction stop rates in the coming week. However, we reiterate […]

UK government bonds sold off by foreign investors amid Brexit fears

Brexit fears

Bank of England data released on Thursday showed that £17.2 billion in foreigners’ holdings in July dropped, the largest since records began in 1982, and up sharply from net sales of 1.362 billion pounds in June amid Brexit fears. Although foreign buyers have snapped up some £55 billion in gilts since the referendum in 2016, […]

Investors bet on Nigeria’s 10-year bond

NASD, Bond, First Bank, Bond Market, Low income earners

Following the capital raise of N66.9 billion at the July 2018 FGN Bond, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has disclosed that investors showed a strong preference for the 10-year bond. “Investors showed a strong preference for the 10-year bond with a total subscription of N50.51 billion, compared to the N40 billion that was offered,” the […]