Banking Sector

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 39)

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) voted to reduce the Monetary Policy Rate by 100 basis points, from 12.5 percent to 11.5 percent.¹ Other decisions taken by the MPC includes the retention of Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) at 27.5 percent and retaining the liquidity ratio at 30 percent. These […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 31)

According to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Business Expectation Survey carried out in July, the business outlook rose by 16.4 index points month on month. However, the overall Confidence Index for July 2020 remained pessimistic/negative at -7.9 index points considering that the Index in the preceding month was -24.3 points2. The sectors surveyed were […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 46)

Recent media reports reveal that Nigeria spent an alarming amount of N5.75 billion daily to service debts – summing up to a total of N1.07 trillion for the first half (six months) of 2018, paid as interest on money borrowed from local and international sources. This implies that about 51% of the projected N2.1 trillion […]

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