SEC urges investors to embrace e-dividend to boost liquidity

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged more Nigerians to take advantage of the on-going  e-dividend registration to reduce the unclaimed dividends profile as well as increase liquidity in the capital market and the economy. According to the apex capital market regulator, the essence of the e-dividend mandate management system (DMMS) is to eradicate […]

NSE boss encourages products’ issuers to broaden offerings

Oscar Onyema, the chief executive officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Wednesday encouraged exchange traded products (ETPs) issuers to expand their footprints by entering new markets and leveraging technology and data analysis. He also urged them to introduce other asset classes and broaden their distribution channels. Onyema who gave the opening remarks at the 2018 […]

CBN opens December foreign exchange market intervention with $210m

Nigeria’s central Bank in its first foreign exchange market intervention for the month of December, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 injected the sum of $210 million in the inter-bank foreign exchange market. Authorised dealers in the wholesale segment of the market, in Monday’s sales, received the sum of $100 million, while the Small and Medium […]

Dollar up on solid US August jobs report; trade tensions lurk


The U.S. dollar rose against a basket of other currencies on Friday, as U.S. job growth surged in August, but investor concerns about a possible escalation of the U.S.-Chinese trade conflict held gains in check. Nonfarm payrolls surged by 201,000 jobs last month, the U.S. Labor Department said on Friday. Average hourly earnings increased 0.4 […]

Dollar bulls take a break as greenback tumbles to two-week low


The United States dollar tumbled to a two-week low against a basket of major currencies late Wednesday after the US and the European Union agreed on steps to de-escalate trade tensions. The downside was complimented by disappointing new homes sales data from the United States, which encouraged sellers to attack. There is also a suspicion […]

Inter-bank market rates dip 0.02% on low trading activity

Capital importation,Market Rates

The Nigerian Inter-bank currency market rate closed Tuesday at N305.90, representing a 0.02 percent depreciation against closing price at previous sessions as activity remained low with quotes ranging between N305.35/$ and N306.35/$ At the Investors and Exporters (I&E) foreign exchange window the dollar opened at N361.85, traded high at N363.00 and eventually closed at N361.68, […]

CBN flags off SMIS in Chinese Yuan

Chinese Yuan

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Friday, July 20, 2018, flagged off its intervention in the sale of foreign exchange in Chinese Yuan, signaling the consummation of the bilateral currency swap agreement (BCSA) signed with the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) in April. According to a statement, the CBN disclosed that the sales would be […]