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CHANGE: Journey Of The Naira Since Buhari Became President

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CBN Gov Godiwn Emefiele

Dollar to Naira

The Naira is currently going through one of its darkest times in the parallel market. Above is the path the naira has taken since Buhari was sworn in as President of Nigeria. As the chart depicts, the naira has gone through several stages of depreciation culminating in its current price of N308. From when we got kicked out by JP Morgan in September to the realization that our external reserves can no longer support our yearnings, its been a journey of change. The situation further deteriorated sometime in November after the CBN introduced a rash of policies that further reduced access to the dollars by the BDCs. It got worse this year after the CBN kicked the BDC’s out of its forex markets and after the President affirmed it has not seen any reason to devalue.

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The Change president believes he was voted in to protect the economy from foreign and local scavengers who he feels are only out to take blood from the economy at the expense of the masses. To him, the exchange rate should probably be 1:1, after all he calls the shot.

In response to the President’s wishes, the CBN has refused to devalue the naira for the third time since 2013. The parallel market on the other hand has continued to depreciate the value of the naira following demand by speculators and those who genuinely need it for transactions. Things are unlikely to change even if the CBN decides it wants to devalue today. The pent-up demand cannot be met especially if oil prices continue to dip. For anyone looking for a sign of relief, just keep a close watch at the Brent Crude price.

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Legend

    January 27, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    lol

  2. Wole Elegbede

    January 29, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Do not blame government for the high exchange rate of the naira against the dollar. The government is not the one chasing the dollar. Why are Nigerians rushing to exchange naira for dollar? Because they have plenty of naira which they intended to use for luxury abroad. The appetite of Nigerians for foreign goods is crazy. The funny thing is that most of the things they crave for in foreign lands are available here. Again, most of the naira chasing the dollar is stolen, Nigeria being a corrupt country. The owners of stolen fund can afford to exchange it at any rate in the black market. If the government can make dollar available for essential items at the official rate of 197 naira to the dollar and there is stability in the Foreign Reserve of Nigeria, I have no qualms.

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Currencies

Daily Parallel Market exchange rate – ₦465/$1

The US dollar exchange rate rose to as high as ₦470/$1 during intra day trading.

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Forex, NIGERIA: Daily Parallel Market, Exchange Rate

The exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar closed on Friday 10th of July at 465/US$1 in the parallel market. The exchange rate closed at 463/$1 on Thursday.

  • Naira:465
  • Dollar: $1
  • Date: July 10th 2020

The exchange rate between the naira and the British pounds sterling also closed at ₦565/₤1 on Friday 10th of July as against N562/$1 on Thursday 9th of July.

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  • Naira: ₦565
  • Pounds Sterling: ₤1
  • Date: July 10th 2020

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The exchange rate between the naira and the European euro also closed at ₦506/€1 on Friday 10th of July as against N505/€1 on Thursday 9th of July. 

  • Naira: ₦565
  • Pounds Sterling: €1
  • Date: July 10th 2020

Activity: The US dollar exchange rate rose to as high as 470/$1 during intra day trading. Most traders blamed scarcity for the mid-day volatility.

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READ ALSO: The risk of buying Forex at black market rate of N460/$1 

Data is collated from various black market dealers on the mainland and island of Lagos State where forex is sold. The price quoted daily on this page represents the average price obtained by our Research Team. Our prices are a guide and could be slightly different from the price you get when you eventually decide to buy or sell. This is a daily tracker and updated close of business. See table below for parallel market exchange rate dating to 2019.

DateCurrencyBuy(AM)Sell(AM)Buy(PM)Sell(PM)Volatility
7/10/2020Dollar453460458465Low
7/10/2020Pounds520525550555High
7/10/2020Euro465467510520High
7/9/2020Dollar455461455463Low
7/9/2020Pounds550558550562Low
7/9/2020Euro495504498505Low
7/8/2020Dollar455461455461Low
7/8/2020Pounds550558550558Low
7/8/2020Euro495504495504Low
7/7/2020Dollar455461455461Low
7/7/2020Pounds550558550558Low
7/7/2020Euro495502495502Low
7/6/2020Dollar455462455461Low
7/6/2020Pounds550562547555Low
7/6/2020Euro495502496502Low
7/3/2020Dollar455462454461Low
7/3/2020Pounds548560550560Low
7/3/2020Euro495505495502Low
7/2/2020Dollar455462454461Low
7/2/2020Pounds548560550560Low
7/2/2020Euro495505495502Low
7/1/2020Dollar455462455462Low
7/1/2020Pounds548560548560Low
7/1/2020Euro495505495505Low
6/30/2020Dollar452460452460Low
6/30/2020Pounds547560547560Low
6/30/2020Euro495505495505Low
6/29/2020Dollar450460450460Low
6/29/2020Pounds547560547560Low
6/29/2020Euro495505495505Low
6/26/2020Dollar452457452460Low
6/26/2020Pounds547557547560Low
6/26/2020Euro490498490502Low
6/25/2020Dollar452457450455Low
6/25/2020Pounds547557547560Low
6/25/2020Euro490498490499Low
6/24/2020Dollar450460450455Low
6/24/2020Pounds545555545555Low
6/24/2020Euro490495488498Low
6/23/2020Dollar450460445455Low
6/23/2020Pounds545555545555Low
6/23/2020Euro490495490495Low
6/22/2020Dollar450455450455Low
6/22/2020Pounds545555545555Low
6/22/2020Euro488498488498Low
6/19/2020Dollar445455445455Low
6/19/2020Pounds540553540553Low
6/19/2020Euro480490480490Low
6/18/2020Dollar445452445452Low
6/18/2020Pounds537550537550Low
6/18/2020Euro475490475490Low
6/17/2020Dollar445452445452Low
6/17/2020Pounds540553537550Low
6/17/2020Euro475490475490Low
6/16/2020Dollar440450445452Low
6/16/2020Pounds540550540553Low
6/16/2020Euro475485475490Low
6/15/2020Dollar440450440450Low
6/15/2020Pounds540550540550Low
6/15/2020Euro475485475485Low
6/12/2020Dollar440450440450Low
6/12/2020Pounds538550538550Low
6/12/2020Euro470485470485Low
6/11/2020Pounds538550538550Low
6/11/2020Dollar440450440450Low
6/11/2020Euro470485470485Low
6/10/2020Pounds538550540553Low
6/10/2020Dollar440450445452Low
6/10/2020Euro470485475490Low
6/9/2020Pounds538550540550Low
6/9/2020Dollar440450440450Low
6/9/2020Euro470485475485Low
6/8/2020Pounds540550540550Low
6/8/2020Dollar440450440450Low
6/8/2020Euro475485475485Low
6/5/2020Pounds535545535545Low
6/5/2020Dollar440450440450Low
6/5/2020Euro460472460472Low
6/4/2020Pounds530543530543Low
6/4/2020Dollar440447440447Low
6/4/2020Euro460470460470Low
6/3/2020Pounds530540530540Low
6/3/2020Dollar440445440445Low
6/3/2020Euro460470460470Low
6/2/2020Pounds535545535545Low
6/2/2020Dollar440450440450Low
6/2/2020Euro460472460472Low
6/1/2020Pounds530543530543Low
6/1/2020Dollar440447440447Low
6/1/2020Euro460470460470Low
5/29/2020Pounds530540530540Low
5/29/2020Dollar440445440445Low
5/29/2020Euro460470460470Low
5/28/2020Pounds535545535545Low
5/28/2020Dollar440450440450Low
5/28/2020Euro460472460472Low
5/27/2020Pounds530543530543Low
5/27/2020Dollar440447440447Low
5/27/2020Euro460470460470Low
5/26/2020Pounds530540530540Low
5/26/2020Dollar440445440445Low
5/26/2020Euro460470460470Low
5/25/2020Pounds535545535545Low
5/25/2020Dollar440450440450Low
5/25/2020Euro460472460472Low
5/22/2020Pounds530543530543Low
5/22/2020Dollar440447440447Low
5/22/2020Euro460470460470Low
5/21/2020Pounds530545530545Low
5/21/2020Dollar450460450460Low
5/21/2020Euro460470460470Low
5/20/2020Pounds530550530550Low
5/20/2020Dollar445460445460Low
5/20/2020Euro450470450470Low
5/19/2020Pounds528540528540Low
5/19/2020Dollar445460445460Low
5/19/2020Euro450465450465Low
5/18/2020Pounds528540528540Low
5/18/2020Dollar445460445460Low
5/18/2020Euro450465450465Low
5/15/2020Pounds530540525535Low
5/15/2020Dollar435450440455Low
5/15/2020Euro450460450465Low
5/14/2020Pounds530540530540Low
5/14/2020Dollar435450435450Low
5/14/2020Euro450460450460Low
5/13/2020Pounds525535525535Low
5/13/2020Dollar430450430450Low
5/13/2020Euro440455440455Low
5/12/2020Pounds525535525535Low
5/12/2020Dollar435450435450Low
5/12/2020Euro445455445455Low
5/11/2020Pounds510530525535Low
5/11/2020Dollar430445435445Low
5/11/2020Euro440450445455Low
5/8/2020Pounds510530510530Low
5/8/2020Dollar425437430445Low
5/8/2020Euro425440440450Low
5/7/2020Pounds510530510530Low
5/7/2020Dollar425437425437Low
5/7/2020Euro425440425440Low
5/6/2020Pounds510520510520Low
5/6/2020Dollar425437425437Low
5/6/2020Euro430450430450Low
5/5/2020Pounds510525510525Low
5/5/2020Dollar410430420430Low
5/5/2020Euro425435425435Low
5/4/2020Pounds500510510525Low
5/4/2020Dollar435450410430Low
5/4/2020Euro430440425435Low
5/1/2020Pounds500510500510Low
5/1/2020Dollar435450435450Low
5/1/2020Euro430445430445Low
4/30/2020Pounds500510500510Low
4/30/2020Dollar435450435450Low
4/30/2020Euro430445430445Low
4/29/2020Pounds500520500520Low
4/29/2020Dollar440460440460Low
4/29/2020Euro450465450465Low
4/28/2020Pounds495510500520Low
4/28/2020Dollar430450440460Low
4/28/2020Euro435450435450Low
4/27/2020Pounds495510495510Low
4/27/2020Dollar430450430450Low
4/27/2020Euro435450435450Low
4/24/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/24/2020Dollar428450428450Low
4/24/2020Euro430440430440Low
4/23/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/23/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/23/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/22/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/22/2020Dollar420425420430Low
4/22/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/21/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/21/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/21/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/20/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/20/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/20/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/17/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/17/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/17/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/16/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/16/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/16/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/15/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/15/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/15/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/14/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/14/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/14/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/13/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/13/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/13/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/10/2020Pounds490505490505Low
4/10/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/10/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/9/2020Pounds490505490505Low
4/9/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/9/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/8/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/8/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/8/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/7/2020Pounds490500490500Low
4/7/2020Dollar420430420430Low
4/7/2020Euro425435425435Low
4/6/2020Pounds492497492497Low
4/6/2020Dollar402412402412Low
4/6/2020Euro410415410415Low
4/3/2020Pounds485490492497Low
4/3/2020Dollar400410402412Low
4/3/2020Euro410415410415Low
4/2/2020Pounds485490485490Low
4/2/2020Dollar400410400410Low
4/2/2020Euro410415410415Low
4/1/2020Pounds480485480485Low
4/1/2020Dollar395400395400Low
4/1/2020Euro407412407412Low
3/31/2020Pounds480485480485Low
3/31/2020Dollar395400395400Low
3/31/2020Euro407412407412Low
3/30/2020Pounds480485480485Low
3/30/2020Dollar390395395400Low
3/30/2020Euro407412407412Low
3/27/2020Pounds480485480485Low
3/27/2020Dollar385390390395Low
3/27/2020Euro405410407412Low
3/26/2020Pounds480485480485Low
3/26/2020Dollar385390385390Low
3/26/2020Euro405410405410Low
3/25/2020Pounds475480480485Low
3/25/2020Dollar380385385390Low
3/25/2020Euro400405405410Low
3/24/2020Pounds475480475480Low
3/24/2020Dollar380385380385Low
3/24/2020Euro400405400405Low
3/23/2020Pounds474478474478Low
3/23/2020Dollar380385380385Low
3/23/2020Euro400403400403Low
3/20/2020Pounds475480475480Low
3/20/2020Dollar370375365367Low
3/20/2020Euro395400395400Low
3/19/2020Pounds475480475480Low
3/19/2020Dollar370375370375Low
3/19/2020Euro395400395400Low
3/18/2020Pounds471475471475Low
3/18/2020Dollar370375370375Low
3/18/2020Euro390395390395Low
3/17/2020Pounds470475470475Low
3/17/2020Dollar375380375380Low
3/17/2020Euro400403400403Low
3/16/2020Pounds470475470475Low
3/16/2020Dollar370375370375Low
3/16/2020Euro400403400403Low
3/13/2020Pounds470475470475Low
3/13/2020Dollar372377372377Low
3/13/2020Euro400403400403Low
3/12/2020Pounds475485490495High
3/12/2020Dollar365380375404High
3/12/2020Euro405412410420Low
3/11/2020Pounds470475475485Low
3/11/2020Dollar360366365375Low
3/11/2020Euro387403405412Low
3/10/2020Pounds468472470475Low
3/10/2020Dollar358360360362Low
3/10/2020Euro390398387403Low
3/9/2020Pounds468472468472Low
3/9/2020Dollar358360358360Low
3/9/2020Euro392398392398Low
3/6/2020Pounds468472468472Low
3/6/2020Dollar358360358360Low
3/6/2020Euro390398390398Low
3/5/2020Pounds468472468472Low
3/5/2020Dollar358360358360Low
3/5/2020Euro390397390397Low
3/4/2020Pounds468473468473Low
3/4/2020Dollar358360358360Low
3/4/2020Euro387392387392Low
3/3/2020Pounds468472468472Low
3/3/2020Dollar358360358360Low
3/3/2020Euro387392387392Low
3/2/2020Pounds468472468472Low
3/2/2020Dollar358360358360Low
3/2/2020Euro387392387392Low
2/28/2020Pounds468472468472Low
2/28/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/28/2020Euro387392387392Low
2/27/2020Pounds467471468472Low
2/27/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/27/2020Euro386390387392Low
2/26/2020Pounds468472467471Low
2/26/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/26/2020Euro386390386390Low
2/25/2020Pounds467472468472Low
2/25/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/25/2020Euro388392386390Low
2/24/2020Pounds467472467472Low
2/24/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/24/2020Euro388392388393Low
2/21/2020Pounds467473468473Low
2/21/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/21/2020Euro388392388392Low
2/20/2020Pounds467473467473Low
2/20/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/20/2020Euro388392388392Low
2/19/2020Pounds467473467473Low
2/19/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/19/2020Euro390394390394Low
2/18/2020Pounds467473467473Low
2/18/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/18/2020Euro390394390394Low
2/17/2020Pounds469473467474Low
2/17/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/17/2020Euro390394390394Low
2/14/2020Pounds469473469473Low
2/14/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/14/2020Euro390394390394Low
2/13/2020Pounds470475470475Low
2/13/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/13/2020Euro390396390396Low
2/12/2020Pounds470475470475Low
2/12/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/12/2020Euro390396390396Low
2/11/2020Pounds470475470475Low
2/11/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/11/2020Euro390396390396Low
2/10/2020Pounds470475470475Low
2/10/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/10/2020Euro390396390396Low
2/7/2020Pounds471475471475Low
2/7/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/7/2020Euro390396392396Low
2/6/2020Pounds473476473476Low
2/6/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/6/2020Euro392397392397Low
2/5/2020Pounds473476473476Low
2/5/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/5/2020Euro393397393397Low
2/4/2020Pounds473476473476Low
2/4/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/4/2020Euro393397393397Low
2/3/2020Pounds473476473476Low
2/3/2020Dollar358360358360Low
2/3/2020Euro393397393397Low
1/31/2020Pounds473476473476Low
1/31/2020Dollar358360358360Low
1/31/2020Euro393397393397Low
1/30/2020Pounds472478472476Low
1/30/2020Dollar358361358360Low
1/30/2020Euro394398394398Low
1/29/2020Pounds472476472476Low
1/29/2020Dollar358360358360Low
1/29/2020Euro394398394398Low
1/28/2020Pounds472476472476Low
1/28/2020Dollar358360358360Low
1/28/2020Euro394398394398Low
1/27/2020Pounds473476473476Low
1/27/2020Dollar358360358360Low
1/27/2020Euro394398394398Low
1/24/2020Pounds474478474478Low
1/24/2020Dollar358362358362Low
1/24/2020Euro395400395400Low
1/23/2020Pounds474478474478Low
1/23/2020Dollar358362358362Low
1/23/2020Euro395400395400Low
1/22/2020Pounds474478474478Low
1/22/2020Dollar359362359362Low
1/22/2020Euro394398394398Low
1/21/2020Pounds473477475479Low
1/21/2020Dollar360362359362Low
1/21/2020Euro395400395400Low
1/20/2020Pounds473477473477Low
1/20/2020Dollar360362360362Low
1/20/2020Euro395400395400Low
1/17/2020Pounds473477473477Low
1/17/2020Dollar360362360362Low
1/17/2020Euro395400395400Low
1/16/2020Pounds457480474477Low
1/16/2020Dollar360362360362Low
1/16/2020Euro397403395400Low
1/15/2020Pounds475480475480Low
1/15/2020Dollar360362360362Low
1/15/2020Euro397402397402Low
1/14/2020Pounds470475474480Low
1/14/2020Dollar359362360362Low
1/14/2020Euro397402397400Low
1/13/2020Pounds470477470475Low
1/13/2020Dollar359362359362Low
1/13/2020Euro397403397402Low
1/10/2020Pounds470475470475Low
1/10/2020Dollar359362359362Low
1/10/2020Euro397402397402Low
1/9/2020Pounds470475470475Low
1/9/2020Dollar359362359362Low
1/9/2020Euro397403397403Low
1/8/2020Pounds470475470475Low
1/8/2020Dollar359362359362Low
1/8/2020Euro397403397403Low
1/7/2020Pounds470477470477Low
1/7/2020Dollar359362359362Low
1/7/2020Euro397403397403Low
1/6/2020Pounds468473470477Low
1/6/2020Dollar359362359362Low
1/6/2020Euro392400397403Low
1/3/2020Pounds468473468473Low
1/3/2020Dollar359362359362Low
1/3/2020Euro390400390400Low
1/2/2020Pounds467473467473Low
1/2/2020Dollar359362359362Low
1/2/2020Euro392400392400Low
12/24/2019Pounds468474468474Low
12/24/2019Dollar358361358361Low
12/24/2019Euro390395390395Low
12/23/2019Pounds474478474478Low
12/23/2019Dollar359362359362Low
12/23/2019Euro395400395400Low
12/20/2019Pounds474480474480Low
12/20/2019Dollar359363359363Low
12/20/2019Euro395401395401Low
12/19/2019Pounds472480472480Low
12/19/2019Dollar359363359363Low
12/19/2019Euro395401395401Low
12/18/2019Pounds472480472480Low
12/18/2019Dollar360363359363Low
12/18/2019Euro395400395400Low
12/17/2019Pounds470477472477Low
12/17/2019Dollar360363360363Low
12/17/2019Euro394398394398Low
12/16/2019Pounds470475470477Low
12/16/2019Dollar359363360363Low
12/16/2019Euro394398394398Low
12/13/2019Pounds470480470476Low
12/13/2019Dollar359362359363Low
12/13/2019Euro394398394398Low
12/12/2019Pounds464472464472Low
12/12/2019Dollar358360359361Low
12/12/2019Euro392397392397Low
12/11/2019Pounds463470464472Low
12/11/2019Dollar358360358360Low
12/11/2019Euro393397392397Low
12/10/2019Pounds462468463470Low
12/10/2019Dollar358360358360Low
12/10/2019Euro392397393397Low
12/9/2019Pounds462468462468Low
12/9/2019Dollar358360358360Low
12/9/2019Euro392397392397Low
12/6/2019Pounds462467463468Low
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12/5/2019Pounds462467462467Low
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12/4/2019Pounds460466460466Low
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12/3/2019Pounds460465460465Low
12/3/2019Dollar358360358360Low
12/3/2019Euro390396390396Low
12/2/2019Pounds460466460465Low
12/2/2019Dollar358360358360Low
12/2/2019Euro390395390395Low
11/29/2019Pounds462466462466Low
11/29/2019Dollar358360358360Low
11/29/2019Euro390395392397Low
11/28/2019Pounds462467462466Low
11/28/2019Dollar358360358360Low
11/28/2019Euro390395390395Low
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Manufacturers declare support for unification of exchange rate

Ahmed urged the CBN to tackle activities that made speculators manipulate the multiple exchange rates.

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The President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Mr Mansur Ahmed, announced on Friday that the recent CBN unification of Nigeria’s exchange rate is a welcome development that will boost investor confidence in Nigeria.

He said the exchange rate unification will enable stable planned production for manufacturers in Nigeria leading to economic growth, adding that the Manufacturers Association had urged for an exchange rate unification to enable a market-friendly business environment in Nigeria.

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“Clearly, this is a welcome development and a laudable initiative that has come at the right time. This is more so, particularly, now that the economic outlook is gloomy in light of the impact of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic that has culminated in uninspiring macroeconomic situations,” he said.

He revealed that the World Bank had attributed Nigeria’s falling Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the multiple exchange rates as investors felt a “manipulation of the foreign exchange market.”

“The unification will also boost investors’ confidence, control rising inflation, and promote transparency, entrench better exchange rate management and eradicate distortions to the barest minimum,” he added.

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He urged the CBN to tackle activities that made speculators manipulate the multiple rates like “round-tripping” which he says expand the inflows of foreign investment into the economy.

He called on the Central Bank to implement 2 strategies to ensure a smooth transition into a unified exchange rate system.

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“The first is to limit the short-term pains until efficiency gains materialize by responding swiftly with an inward-oriented rescue guideline while the second should seek to boost the pace at which such efficiency gains materialize,” he said.

He advised, it’s necessary the CBN “submit all the instruments of exchange rate determination” towards a free-market approach.

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Greenback gains ground as global investors turn to safe haven assets

The U.S. Dollar Index gained 0.19% to 96.858 by 5.56 am local time on Friday.

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The greenback gained some ground at London’s trading session, as currency traders and many global investors turned to the safe-haven asset. Earlier on Thursday, the world’s largest economy reported over 60,000 COVID-19 cases, thus weakening hopes of accelerated economic recovery.

The U.S. Dollar Index, which tracks the American dollar against a basket of major currencies, gained 0.19% to 96.858 by 5.56 am local time on Friday.

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“The market was in a mild risk-off mood, following pretty bad [COVD-19] figures from Florida,” Kyosuke Suzuki, director of currencies at Societe Generale told Reuters.

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Why tracking the U.S dollar Index helps: Individuals hoping to meet foreign exchange payment obligations, and process transactions via the dollar to countries like England, France, or Japan, will need to pay fewer dollars for such transactions.

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The American Dollar Index tracks the dollar’s strength relatively against a bouquet of other major currencies around the world, such as Japanese yen, Euro, British pounds sterling, Swedish krona, Canadian dollar, Swiss Franc, etc.

Stephen Innes, Chief Global Market Strategist at AxiCorp, in a note to Nairametrics, explained why the odds on the greenback seem to be gaining traction. He said:

What was interesting in Asia and UK trades yesterday was ‘Risk on’ currencies held on but were reluctant to punch higher despite the better tone in equity markets led by continued gains in China and the tech sector.

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“This suggests that there were some doubts if the time was now for a good old-fashioned reflation trade driven by government spending, central bank liquidity, moral suasion (China telling citizens to buy stocks), and some quirky supply issues in copper and lumber.

“Despite the Forex market fickleness and risk on risk-off proclivities, I still see this is a textbook USD down environment, and I see no reason to stand in the way.”

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In addition, America is presently responsible for over 3.1 million COVID-19 cases. There are still over 12.2 million cases and 550,000 deaths globally as of July 10, according to John Hopkins University data. Some states reported a record number of new cases on Thursday.

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