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After $1.2bn, CBN to pump fresh dollars into FX market – The Cable

HomeNewsAfter $1.2bn, CBN to pump fresh dollars into FX market – The Cable
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Mar
After $1.2bn, CBN to pump fresh dollars into FX market – The Cable
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    Alex Ikechukwu
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The Central Bank of Nigeria will be pumping fresh dollars into the foreign exchange market this week, TheCable has learnt.

In the past two weeks, the CBN pumped $1.2 billion into the foreign exchange market to stem liquidity challenges faced by businesses and individuals across the nation.

Isaac Okorafor, the bank’s spokesperson, confirmed the proposed action of the CBN, further stating that the bank is resolute in its decision to stabilise the naira and leave speculators with regrets.

Okorafor also cautioned dealers in foreign exchange not to engage in any unwholesome practice that is detrimental to smooth operations in the market, warning that the CBN would impose heavy sanctions on any organization or official involved in such act.

The CBN on Thursday pumped in fresh $170 million into the foreign exchange market, as foreign reserves hit 2017 high.

The bank offered the sum of $100,000,000 as wholesale interventions, while it gave another $70,000,000 to meet requests for business and personal travel allowances.

The nation’s foreign reserves hit 2017 high of $30 billion on Wednesday, the second time the reserves is crossing the $30 billion mark since Buhari took office in May, 2015.


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