Nigerian businesses are dealing with a double blow as new naira notes are hard to come by and the old ones' expiration date approaches. Many firms have been pushed by the circumstance to choose electronic channels for transactional purposes in an effort to lessen the volume of obsolete notes coming from their clients.
Due to a gradual increase in demand for dollars, the naira, see a slight loss across market areas which made the Foreign Exchange (FX) market closed out the trading week on Friday.
The Centre for the Promotion of Private Enterprise (CPPE), in the organized private sector, has reiterated the FX market by combining the various rates and making sure the rates are driven by the market. This recommendation follows the sustained depreciation of the naira throughout the year 2022. In an interview with the New Telegraph in Lagos by Dr. Muda Yusuf, the Director and Chief Executive Officer of CPPE. According to him, the official rate had risen to N461/$ and the parallel/BDC rate reached N750/$.
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By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The European Union wants a deal quickly with the United States to resolve a dispute over U.S. electric vehicle tax credits, but the EU must pursue its own green technology subsidies to keep investment at home, EU Internal Market Commissioner
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By Corina Pons MADRID (Reuters) – The new president of Venezuelas opposition legislature is confident the United States will back the body by continuing to protect foreign assets like oil refiner Citgo Petroleum from creditors, she said on Friday.
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The US Dollar took four months to wipe out 50% of a trend that took almost two years to build, but prices has been lodged at that half-way point now for two weeks. That will probably change next week.
(Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator is investigating Elon Musk‘s role in giving shape to EV maker Tesla’s self-driving claims, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, citing a person with knowledge of the matter.
By Sheila Dang (Reuters) – The stalling of a Twitter program that was critical for outside researchers studying disinformation campaigns throws into question the companys strategy to comply with upcoming regulation in Europe, former employees and experts told Reuters.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley‘s infrastructure investment arm informed the board of German renewables firm PNE AG that it is no longer pursuing talks with potential buyers of Photon’s PNE stake, PNE said in an adhoc statement on Friday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Citigroup‘s Chief Executive Jane Fraser is planning to meet with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a government spokesperson told Reuters on Friday, amid the bank’s attempt to finalize a deal on the sale of its local unit.