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Naira depreciates to 360.45/$, I&E turnover surges by 236%

By Adaeze Okechukwu
The naira yesterday depreciated by 30 kobo to N360.45 per dollar, in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window, even as the window recorded 236 percent upsurge in its turnover.


Data from the Financial Market Dealers Quote (FMDQ) showed that the indicative exchange rate for the  I&E  window rose to N360.45  per dollar yesterday, from N360.15 per dollar on Wednesday, translating to a 30 kobo loss in the value of naira.

This depreciation was in spite of the 236 percent increase in the volume of dollars traded in the I&E window yesterday. The window recorded turnover recorded of $572.1 million, an upsurge from $170.21 million on Wednesday.

Vanguard investigation revealed that naira remained stable at N362 per dollar yesterday for the tenth consecutive business day in the parallel market.


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