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2019 OUTLOOK: Financial analysts outline 7 factors that will shape banking industry

Developments in Nigeria’s banking industry in 2019 will be shaped by seven global and domestic factors which will work simultaneously to impact on banks’ profitability, earnings and non performing loans. They will come with likelihood of staff retrenchment and increased confrontation between shareholders and management of banks. The seven factors and how they will likely impact the industry are presented below.

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Nigeria’s external reserves hit $40.4bn

As projected by the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele at the Annual Bankers’ Dinner of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN) in Lagos last November, the nation’s External Reserves have hit a new level of $40.4 Billion. This is even as the Bank injected a total of $210 million into the interbank Foreign Exchange Market in the first round of trading for the year on Monday, January 8, 2018.

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