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Nigeria officially in recession

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An enlightening synopsis of the Nigerian economy by Chidi Ileka, Head Transaction Banking, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. Yesterday, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released the Q2 GDP growth rate and July 2016 inflation. The second consecutive quarter of negative GDP growth shows Nigeria is officially in a recession. ...

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CBN’s big stick and the Naira

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) wielded the big stick on Tuesday August 23, 2016 by suspending nine banks from the foreign exchange (forex) market for their failure to remit a total of $2.334 billion Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Company dollar deposits to the Federal Government’s ...

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Forex crisis and Hezbollah rockets

Forex

You wonder what correlation there is between foreign exchange (forex) and Hezbollah rockets? …I’ll tell you a tale. A few days ago, I was in a business discussion with the Trade Manager of a manufacturing Company in Ikeja, Lagos. A fine Gentleman from Myanmar, given to dramatics, Jack would usually ...

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CBN and the flexible exchange rate system

Exchange Rate

After several months of grappling with the dwindling fortunes of the naira, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) finally liberalised the foreign exchange (FX) market by the re-introduction of the flexible exchange rate inter-bank market. The move, which the CBN Governor stressed, is in line with the bank’s objectives of; ...

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CBN eventually yields to sound reasoning

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After four months of intense engagement by stake holders, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) eventually yielded to sound reasoning and released a circular, allowing importers of the restricted 41 items, that have letters of credit opened prior to the policy change, access to the foreign exchange market. The CBN had ...

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The curious rebound of the Naira

The Naira

The last week of July 2015 was noteworthy in Nigeria for the curious rebound of the Naira against the Dollar. In a strange chain of events, since the removal of some items from the foreign exchange market sparked off an alarming slide of the Naira in the parallel market, the ...

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Historic win for General Muhammadu Buhari

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The 2015 Presidential elections in Nigeria will go down as one of the fiercest Presidential contests in Nigeria’s chequered history. A straight contest between the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC), the plots leading to the election ...

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