Tag: Central bank of Nigeria
Nigeria's economy is expected to contract further in the coming quarters, however, the Central Bank says its outlook is mildly optimistic. Joining CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for an assessment of the Nigerian economy ahead of the country’s expected inflation numbers and September MPC decision is Johnson Chukwu, CEO, Cowry Assets.
In a circular, the Central Bank of Nigeria directed that Form M for Letters of Credit, Bills for Collection and other forms of payment should only be opened in favour of the ultimate supplier of the product or service. Reacting to this directive, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry says while the policy attempts to curb abuses in the foreign exchange market, it would create more problems than it would solve. Muda Yusuf, Director-General of the LCCI joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for this conversation.
The move by the Central Bank of Nigeria to restrict foreign exchange for maize imports will be negative for the margins of affected corporates, that’s according to Rand Merchant Bank. The CBN had earlier this week issued a directive stopping the processing of form M for corn imports in a move it says will stimulate local production. Feyisike Ilemore, Research Analyst at RMB Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.
In a move to stimulate local production of maize, the Central Bank of Nigeria has issued a directive to lenders to immediately stop processing Form M documents for the importation of maize into the country. Ayodeji Balogun, CEO of Afex Commodities Exchange joins CNBC Africa for more.
This month marks a year since the Central Bank of Nigeria introduced the Loan-To-Deposit-Ratio policy. Nigeria's apex bank says banks total credit rose to 3.1 trillion naira on the performance of the LDR policy. Muyiwa Oni, Regional Head, Equity Research at Standard Bank Group joins CNBC Africa for more.
No doubt Nigeria's currency has come under pressure in recent months; the Central Bank of Nigeria says it is working towards the gradual unification of exchange rates. But what does the CBN's recent move in asking lenders to bid for dollars at 5 per cent above the official rate mean for the markets going forward? Victor Aluyi, Head of Portfolio Management at Comercio Partners joins CNBC Africa for more.
Nigeria’s central bank cut its benchmark lending rate to 12.5% from 13.5%, the central bank governor said on Thursday.
Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari has announced an extended 14-day lockdown across Abuja, Lagos, Ogun states to curtail the spread of the coronavirus citing concerns over rising numbers of cases globally, and within Nigeria. CNBCAfrica’s Christy Cole reports.