Written by Sarah NEGEDU

Forex: CBN injects $303m, CNY 46.58m into retail SMIS

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Friday, injected the sum $303.91 million into the interbank retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales.

The bank, in a statement by its director, corporate communications, Isaac Okorafor, also announced the sale of CNY 46.58 million in the spot and short-tenored forwards.

According to the figures obtained from the apex bank, the US dollar-denominated interventions were only for concerns in the agricultural and raw materials sectors.

While noting that availability of Renminbi was sure to ease pressure on the Nigerian foreign exchange market, Mr. Okorafor attributed the relative stability in the foreign exchange market to the intervention of the CBN as well as the sustained increase in crude oil prices in the international market.

He further assured that the CBN would remain committed to ensuring that all the sectors continue to enjoy access to the needed foreign exchange by Nigerians.

It will be recalled that the Bank on Tuesday, September 4, 2018intervened to the tune of $210 million to cater for requests in the wholesale segment of the forex market.  

Meanwhile, $1 exchanged for N361 at the Bureau de Change (BDC) segment of the foreign exchange market, while CNY 1 exchanged for N53.35.

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