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Drop in FX Supply Weakens Naira to N462/$1 at Black Market

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By Adedapo Adesanya

The foreign exchange (forex) market in Nigeria is beginning to witness another shortage in liquidity, especially at the parallel market and this is making speculators have a field day.

The performance of the Naira against the United States Dollar at the market window in the past sessions is already giving observers another major concern as the value of the local currency is weakening by the day.

On Wednesday, the domestic currency continued its abysmal performance against its American counterpart, losing N1 to sell at N462/$1 at the close of transactions.

At the previous session, the value of the Nigerian currency had closed at N461/$1 and from an analysis of the day’s trading, the shortage of FX made some traders ration what they have.

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If the supply of forex continues to decline, the black market could witness another artificial scarcity, thereby crashing the Naira against the Dollar.

On Monday, the Naira closed at N460/$1 and the next day, it depreciated to N461/$1 and went down to N462/$1 on Wednesday.

During trading yesterday, the value of the local currency to the British Pound Sterling significantly went down by N8 at the parallel market to N600/£ from N592/£ it was sold the preceding day.

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Equally, the local currency depreciated against the Euro at the midweek session by N2 to trade at N540/€1 compared to N538/€1 it sold on Tuesday.

At the Investors and Exporters (I&E) segment of the FX market. the value of the Naira to the US Dollar, however, appreciated by 0.04 per cent or 17 kobo to N385.83/$1 as against N386/$1 it was exchanged during the preceding session.

According to data from the FMDQ Securities Exchange, the low trade activity contributed to the gains recorded by the Nigerian currency as forex worth $29.53 million was traded at the session compared with the previous session’s $79.53 million, indicating a decline in the day’s turnover by $50 million or 62.9 per cent.

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A look at the Bureaux De Change (BDC) segment of the market showed that yesterday, the Naira to Dollar exchange rate at the various locations tracked; Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt, remained stable at N386/$1, the rate the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) authorised operators at the window to trade the currency.

At the interbank market, the value of the Naira against the greenback remained unchanged on Wednesday at N379/$1.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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11 Plc Joins NASD Exchange, Trades at N215 Per Unit

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By Dipo Olowookere

An energy company, 11 Plc, formerly known as Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc, has joined the NASD over-the-counter (OTC) Securities Exchange.

The firm joined the NASD Exchange on Friday, June 18, 2021, after it voluntarily delisted its stocks on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited last month.

Business Post gathered that when 11 Plc was admitted into the unlisted securities market, it was allotted the trading symbol, SD11PLC, and its securities were listed at N215 per unit.

Recall that in February 2021, Business Post reported that 11 Plc would trade its shares on the NASD platform after it exits the country’s main stock exchange.

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The energy firm had explained that it was leaving the NGX to “focus on revenue generation, consider strategic opportunities, alliances and collaborations; and tremendously shift from regulatory, administrative, and financial reporting regulations that companies listed on the exchange must adhere to.”

Before leaving, it offered shareholders who intend to sell their stake in the firm N213.90 for each of the unit held by them, noting that this amount was reached because it was the price shares of the company were sold at the exchange six months preceding the notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 2020, where the decision to delist was agreed.

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At the close of business on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, shares of the company traded flat at N228 per unit. The firm had shares outstanding of 360,595,262 and a market capitalisation of N82.2 billion.

“The interest of dissenting shareholders shall be bought by the company for a consideration of N213.90 per ordinary share, being the highest price at which 11 Plc shares have traded, six months preceding the notice of the AGM at which the resolution to delist was deliberated, as provided by the rules of the NSE,” 11 Plc had said.

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In a related development, the NASD OTC Exchange has also admitted Capital Bancorp Plc on its trading platform. The company also joined last Friday.

Capital Bancorp, which offers financial services, was given the trading symbol SDCBANCO and was listed at N3.83 per unit.

This brings the total number of companies on the trading exchange to 41. The OTC platform was created for securities that are not listed on any other securities exchange, providing a secure regulated platform for investors to trade on them.

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Unlisted Securities Suffer 0.01% Loss in 24th Trading Week

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By Adedapo Adesanya

Investors suffered a marginal loss of 0.01 per cent at the 24th trading week of 2021 on the floor of the NASD Over-the-Counter (OTC) Securities Exchange.

This reduced the NASD Unlisted Security Index (NSI) by 0.07 points to close the week at 746.12 points in contrast to 746.19 points of the previous week.

Also, the market capitalisation of the unlisted securities ecosystem went down by N0.05 billion to N530.35 billion from N530.4 billion it closed in the preceding week.

The decline witnessed in the four-day trading week was buoyed by two equities; Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Group Plc and Central Securities and Clearing System (CSCS) Plc.

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NGX Group lost 3.1 per cent to close the week at N19.28 per unit compared with the previous N19.89 per unit, while CSCS went down by 0.01 per cent to close at N17.99 per share in contrast to N18.00 per share it ended the preceding week.

During the week, the volume of stocks transacted by investors decreased by 21.03 per cent to 11.8 million units from 14. 9 million units of the previous week, while the value of shares traded went down by 20.13 per cent to N240.4 million from N301.0 million recorded a week earlier, with the number of deals going down by 18.4 per cent to 124 deals from 152 deals of the previous week.

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The most active security by value in the week was NGX Group with the sale of N205.1 million. It was trailed by CSCS Plc with N26.4 million, Nipco Plc with N8.4 million, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc with N497,202 and VFD Group Plc with N114,484.

Also, NGX Group was the most traded stock by volume last week with 10.3 million units. CSCS Plc traded 1.4 million units, VFD Group Plc exchanged 1.1 million units, Nipco Plc transacted 120,050 units, while UBN Property Plc traded 7,000 units.

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On a year-to-date basis, investors have traded 395.4 million securities worth N8.6 billion in 2352 deals.

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Weekly Investment in Equities Shrinks to N10.4bn

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By Dipo Olowookere

Investment in equities in Nigeria shrank last week following the public holiday declared by the federal government last Monday to mark June 12 Democracy Day.

Data from the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited showed that in the four-day trading week, investors only traded 981.2 million shares worth N10.4 billion in 15,001 deals as against the 1.1 billion shares worth N12.8 billion transacted in 17,854 deals the preceding week.

If not for the holiday, the turnover would have increased in the week as market participants traded an average of 245.3 million stocks worth N2.6 billion in 3,750 deals.

Business Post observed that Zenith Bank, Sterling Bank and Wema Bank accounted for 265.7 million units valued at N2.5 billion in 2,742 deals, contributing 27.08 per cent and 23.60 per cent to the total trading volume and value respectively.

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Also, financial stocks accounted for 695.8 million units worth N5.2 billion in 8,616 deals, contributing 70.92 per cent and 49.86 per cent to the total trading volume and value respectively.

Consumer goods shares followed with 75.9 million units worth N1.2 billion in 2,263 deals, while conglomerates equities recorded 67.4 million units worth N367.3 million in 612 deals.

A total of 38 equities closed on the gainers’ chart in the week, higher than 35 equities of the previous week, while 25 stocks finished on the losers’ log, lower than 36 stocks of the preceding week, with 93 shares closing flat, higher than 89 shares of the prior week.

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Berger Paints was the highest price gainer, appreciating by 14.93 per cent to trade at N7.70. Lasaco Assurance gained 10.29 per cent to sell for N1.50, Champion Breweries increased by 10.00 per cent to quote at N1.98, Morison Industries went up by 9.68 per cent to trade at N1.36, while Red Star Express gained 8.06 per cent to sell for N3.35.

On the flip side, UAC Nigeria closed the week with the highest week-on-week loss of 11.01 per cent to trade at N9.70.

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Airtel Africa lost 10.00 per cent to close at N753.30, Abbey Mortgage Bank fell by 9.52 per cent to trade at 95 kobo, Consolidated Hallmark Insurance reduced by 9.46 per cent to 67 kobo, while Okomu Oil dropped 9.44 per cent to quote N105.50.

At the close of transactions for the week, the All-Share Index (ASI) and market capitalisation depreciated by 1.30 per cent to close at 38,648.91 points and N20.143 trillion respectively.

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