CBN pumps $210 million into Forex Market

Posted by News Express | 11 September 2019 | 438 times

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•CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele

The interbank segment of the Foreign Exchange Market has received another boost of $210 million from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) following sales concluded on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Figures obtained from the CBN indicated that authorised dealers in the wholesale segment of the market were offered the sum of $100 million, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment received the sum of $55 million. The sum of $55 million was allocated to customers requiring foreign exchange for invisibles such as tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), among others.

Confirming the figures, the Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, reaffirmed the Bank’s commitment towards ensuring stability in foreign exchange market.

It will be recalled that at the last intervention on Friday, September 6, 2019 the Bank injected the sum of $321.11 million and CNY33.3 million into the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) segment.

Meanwhile, the Naira on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, exchanged at an average of N357/$1 in the BDC segment of the market.


Source: News Express

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