Abstract：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.
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 Investors and Exporters (I&E) FX market closed at N461.90/$1 on Friday, down 0.05 percent (N0.23) week over week from N461.67/$1 closed on Friday, January 6, 2023.
The value of the Naira decreased on the black market, the parallel market, dropping 0.40 percent (N3) Week-on-Week at N745 per dollar on Friday as opposed to N742 per dollar last Friday.
According to figures from the FMDQ, the FX market's daily turnover decreased by 18.85 percent on Friday to $72.18 million from the $88.95 million reported on Thursday.
According to a study by Afrinvest Securities Limited, Nigeria's external reserves saw a little increase of 0.3 percent ($96.0m) to $37.2 billion.
The total value of open naira contracts at the FMDQ Securities Exchange (SE) FX contract Mlmarket settled at $4.32 billion, up 0.2 percent from the previous week. With an extra $10.0m subscription, the September 2023 instrument (contract price: N487.33) attracted the most buying activity, bringing the total value to $345.5m.
The main FX divisions of the market should trade in a narrow band during the course of the upcoming week.
The official exchange rate had decreased by 5.2 percent as of November 2022, according to the World Bank, while the parallel market rate had decreased by 40 percent. In November 2022, the parallel market premium had increased from 37% in January to 71%.
Despite primary market repayment of N56.9 billion throughout the week at the money market, system liquidity decreased by 69.0 percent w/w to N417.2 billion.
According to the Afrinvest research, Open Repo (OPR) and Over Night (OVN) rates ended the week lower by 3.3 percentage points (ppts) and 4.5 ppts w/w to 9.7 percent and 10.0 percent, respectively.
A buyback transaction that is agreed upon without establishing a maturity date is known as an open repo.
The interest rate at which a depository institution can lend or borrow money needed to cover overnight holdings is known as the overnight rate, according to Investopedia who defines it.
CBN rolled over maturing T-bills notes worth N56.9 billion in the primary market auction on Wednesday with offers of N1.5 billion, N1.5 billion, and N53.9 billion on the 91, 182, and 364-day tenors, respectively.
The domestic bond market closed in the end of the second trading week of the new year due to constrained system liquidity (down 69.0% w/w), which caused sell-off.
According to what has been happening in the money market, people continue to trade carefully in the face of shifting macroeconomic conditions, the average yield in the secondary market increased by 10bps week over week to 12.7 percent.
Notably, the belly and short ends of the curve was basically unchanged while the bearish sentiment was most pronounced at the long end of the curve, where it increased 24bps w/w.
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