Exchange fee strengthens at NAFEX as greenback provide spikes by 690%

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Wednesday, seventh April 2021: The trade fee between the naira and the US Dollar closed N411/$ on the Investors and Exporters window.

The Naira depreciated in opposition to the US Dollar for the third time in a row on Wednesday, seventh of April 2021, to shut at N411/$1. This represents a 0.12% decline when in comparison with N410.5 recorded on Tuesday.

Despite the depreciation recorded within the I&E window, the naira remained secure within the parallel market on Wednesday to shut at N485 to a greenback, the identical as recorded since final week.

Meanwhile, the greenback provide within the official trade market dropped to its lowest in over 5 months because it declined by 71% on Wednesday to face at $11.85 million.

READ: Naira gains at NAFEX window despite 26.2% drop in dollar supply

Trading on the official NAFEX window

Naira depreciated in opposition to the US Dollar on the Investors and Exporters window on Wednesday to shut at N411 to a greenback. This represents a 50 kobo decline when in comparison with N410.5/$1 recorded on Tuesday, sixth April 2021.

  • The opening indicative fee closed at N409.74 to a greenback on Wednesday. This represents a N0.26 depreciation when in comparison with N409.48/$1 recorded on Tuesday.
  • Also, an trade fee of N438 to a greenback was the best fee recorded throughout intra-day buying and selling earlier than it closed at N411/$1. It additionally offered for as little as N405/$1 throughout intra-day buying and selling.
  • Forex turnover on the Investor and Exporters (I&E) window dropped by 71% on Wednesday, sixth April 2021.
  • A cursory have a look at the information tracked by Nairametrics from FMDQ confirmed that foreign exchange turnover declined from $40.8 million recorded on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, to $11.85 million on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

READ: Naira gains at NAFEX window despite 26.2% drop in dollar supply

Cryptocurrency watch

Major crypto belongings recorded a major drop in Wednesday’s commerce because the world’s hottest crypto asset, Bitcoin slumped by 3.13%, shedding about $1,818.66 in a single day’s commerce.

  • Bitcoin fell by 3.13% as of 11:00 pm on Wednesday to commerce at $56,199.64
  • Also, Ethereum misplaced 5.56% to commerce at $1,995.18, therefore shedding a complete of $117.51.
  • Meanwhile, Nairametrics reported that the court docket has granted Ripple entry to U.S SEC paperwork expressing the monetary regulator’s interpretation or views about crypto belongings. This noticed the asset rallied within the early hours of the say.

Oil worth achieve marginally

Crude oil costs recorded a marginal achieve on Wednesday to shut at $63.09 (Brent Crude), representing a 0.56% achieve.

  • The marginal progress within the worth of crude might be attributed to the revived optimism available in the market because the United Kingdom has given the primary vaccine to about half of its inhabitants, whereas the US has vaccinated about 30% of its inhabitants.
  • Crude costs grew regardless of prolonged lockdowns in main international locations in Europe as they battle with the third wave of the pandemic.
  • Brent Crude closed at $63.09 (+0.56%), WTI Crude closed at $59.77 indicating 0.74% achieve, Bonny Light, $62.24 (+1.14%), OPEC Basket (-0.6%) to shut at $61.33 whereas Natural gasoline grew by 2.61% to shut at $2.52.

External reserve

Nigeria’s exterior reserve gained $129.8 million on Tuesday, sixth April 2021 to shut at $34.98 billion, the best single-day achieve recorded in about 3 months.

  • This signifies a 0.37% enhance when in comparison with $34.85 billion recorded on Thursday 1st April 2021.
  • This additionally represents the eleventh consecutive enhance within the nation’s exterior reserve place having endured a major downturn within the early elements of the 12 months. Nigeria’s reserve has added a complete of $558.8 million in 11 days.
  • This latest progress may nonetheless be attributed to the rise in crude oil costs recorded earlier in March and the attainable enhance in diaspora remittance because the CBN provides incentives for each unit of greenback obtained from diaspora remittance.
  • Nigeria will now hope for the reserve to $40 billion in order to have the ability to meet up with pent-up demand that had accrued because the crash of crude oil worth in 2020.


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