- Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) will redeem its existing Eurobond at maturity and consider issuing a fresh one, its chief executive said on Tuesday.
“We probably will redeem everything, but we might raise fresh bond … subject to pricing, prevailing environment,” Segun Agbaje told an investor conference call.
- Agbaje said he expected Nigeria to devalue its currency again by another 10 percent owing to the persistent decline in crude oil prices which have spooked foreign investors and prompted them to exit naira-denominated assets.
- Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) reported an 18.2 percent rise in first-half pretax profit to N63.11 billion ($317 million), compared with the same period last year.
- Gross earnings also climbed to N152.99 billion in the six months to end-June from N132.98 billion a year earlier, the bank said in a statement.