14 January, 2018

CBN Boosts Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales with $262.5m

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has infused $262.5 million in its first retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) for the year under the between bank Foreign Exchange Market.

Information got from the CBN yesterday uncovered that the sum was supportive of the farming, carriers, oil based commodities and crude materials and hardware divisions.


he Acting Director, Corporate Communications at the Bank, Mr. Isaac Okorafor affirmed the figures, taking note of that the discharges remained focused at boosting generation and exchange expansion to managing liquidity in the market.

As indicated by him, the CBN would not yield in its take steps to make the between bank forex advertise fluid, focusing on that the Bank was focused on driving monetary development and ensuring strength in the market.

Okorafor additionally emphasized that the bank's mediation had successfully checked the exercises of theorists, guaranteeing that the CBN would keep on monitoring, altogether, the exercises of approved merchants so as to checkmate conceivable sharp practices.

In the interim, the Naira traded at N359 to a United States dollar on yesterday, keeping up its strength in the market.

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