Breaking News

Manufacturing sector report: PMI, BCI data portend mixed fortunes for real sector

The expansion recorded in the manufacturing sector in October as indicated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) would likely sustain its uptrend till year end. But whilst this is a position given by economy watchers at Cordros Capital Limited, a Lagos-based finance and investment house, another group of analysts have punctured this position with the current Business Confidence Report which shows a dim picture of the short term economic outlook.

Read More

Oil price hits new low at $69 as OPEC predicts demand growth to increase by 1.5mb/d

THE price of crude oil, which has been falling in the past three weeks, further dropped from $71 per barrel to $69 per barrel, yesterday as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, predicted oil demand growth to increase by 1.50 mb/d y-o-y, a downward revision from the previous month of 40 tb/d, mainly due to weaker-than-expected oil demand data from the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, China during 3Q18.

Read More