CBN floods forex market with $457.3m

Posted by News Express | 16 May 2017 | 2,422 times

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•CBN Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor.

After a lull witnessed in the foreign exchange market last week, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday injected the sum of $457.3 million into various segments of the market.

A breakdown of the offers indicates that both the spot and forwards segments garnered a total of $267.3 million while the wholesale segment got $100 million.

Also, the SME and invisibles segments comprising of Basic Travel Allowance, tuition fees and medical got and $50 million and $40 million respectively.

Meanwhile, a check on the volume of trading on the Investors and Exporters foreign exchange window in the past three weeks on the FMDQ platform revealed that the sum of $600 million has for been sold by both the CBN and autonomous sources.

When contacted for comments on the developments in the market, CBN Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, expressed satisfaction with the level of activities in the market. While confirming the sales figure for the day, Mr. Okorafor singled out the Investors and Exporters segment noting that the volume of activities is indicative of the fact that investors are being attracted to the financial market and the economy in general. 

Source: News Express

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