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March 21, 2022 FX, Money Market, Fixed Income Summary Report

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Okojie Kelvin Echiejile
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The naira gained 0.10% to trade at NGN416.25/USD in the I & E exchange window while it stayed flat in the CBN interbank market, trading at NGN416.34/USD.

The differential on the parallel market, on the other hand, shrank even further as the margin of difference closed. It currently trades between NGN580/USD and NGN582/USD if you are buying. However, sales on the parallel market fluctuate between NGN565/USD and NGN572/USD. This depends squarely on the amount you want to sell, your location, and your negotiating prowess. 

Other currency denominations' conversion rates can be found on our website: https://allnews.ng/category/business/nigeria-stock-market

The CBN during its MPC meeting decided to leave the MPR/lending rate unchanged at 11.50% while the inflation rate stayed at 15.70%, 11.50%,

However, the country’s external reserves increased following an increased inflow of revenue from crude oil as its price sold at a record high of $110 per barrel. As a consequence, the nation gained $780 million to close at $39.67 billion, as against the $38.89 billion recorded last week.

The overnight lending rate, which is the interest rate banks charge themselves when they borrow from each other in the overnight market, stayed unchanged at 9.67% following the absence of any significant funding pressure.

The secondary market for NTB notes was slightly optimistic, with the average yield closing slightly upward from 3.1% to 3.3%. Across the curve, the average yield stayed unchanged at the short, mid, and long ends. Elsewhere, the OMO market's average yield remained unchanged at 3.6%.

The secondary market for treasury bonds was mixed, with a slight buying emphasis, as the average yield fell by one basis point to close at 10.4%. The benchmark curve's average yield fell at the short end as investors sought the JAN-22, 2026 (-7bps) but remained unchanged at the mid and long ends due to investors' unfazed attitude.

The DMO offered instruments worth NGN150.00 billion to investors at this month's bond auction, including re-openings of the 12.50 percent FGN JAN 2026 (Bid-to-offer: 3.1x; Stop rate: 10.15 percent, previously 10.95 percent) and 13.00 percent FGN JAN 2042 (Bid-to-offer: 4.9x; Stop rate: 12.70 percent, previously 13.00 percent) bonds. Demand was strong and higher than expected (subscription level: NGN598.42 billion; bid-to-offer: 4.0x) than in February's auction (subscription level: NGN557.72 billion; bid-to-offer: 3.7x).

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Okojie Kelvin Echiejile
Okojie Kelvin Echiejile

I am an astute, dedicated, devoted, and intelligent investigator of economic, and financial news and...

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Central Bank of Nigeria EXCHANGE RATE

Currencies Buy Rate Sell Rates
GBP - NGN 547.98 549.30
USD - NGN 415.23 416.23
EUR - NGN 457.42 458.52
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