Iron Risks Plunge to $40s as Marex Sounds Second-Half Alarm

Iron Risks Plunge to $40s as Marex Sounds Second-Half Alarm

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Iron ore prices that have steadied in recent weeks after a spectacular two-month rout may be set for another steep leg down in the second half, according to Marex Spectron, which forecasts that the commodity is at risk of sinking into the $40s as mine supply expands. “What we’re seeing six months from now are weaker demand and higher supply,” Georgi Slavov, head of research at the commodity broker, said in an…

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Banking and Industrial Counters Push Nigerian Benchmark Index 5bps Higher

Banking and Industrial Counters Push Nigerian Benchmark Index 5bps Higher

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – The equities market closed positive at the end of trade today as the All Share Index (ASI) added 5bps to close at 25,510.01 points. Consequently, market capitalisation advanced N4.6bn to settle at N8.8tn while YTD loss remained at 5.1%.  STANBIC (+2.2%),  WAPCO (+1.9%) and ZENITH (+1.3%) were the major drivers today. Also, market activity improved as volume and value traded rose 41.0% and 82.8% to settle at 349.3m units and N2.3bn respectively. Mixed…

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Nigerian Equities Rebound on account of Bargain hunting… NSE ASI up 7bps

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – The Nigerian equities market bucked a 3-day losing streak as the All Share Index (ASI) added 7bps to close at 25,496.71 points. Also, market capitalization increased by N6.5bn to settle at N8.8tn while YTD loss pared to -5.1%. Today’s performance was mainly driven by gains in GUARANTY (+1.7%), NIGERIANBREWERIES (+1.2%) and FBNH (+3.2%). On the contrary, market activity declined as volume and value traded fell by 38.5% and 35.2% to settle at 247.7m units and…

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Nigerian Equities Open Bearish as Investors Book Profit … NSE ASI down 47bps

Nigerian Equities Open Bearish as Investors Book Profit … NSE ASI down 47bps

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – The benchmark index closed negative today as investors booked profit on stocks which had gained last week. As a result, the All Share Index (ASI) lost 45bps to close at 25,626.39 points, pushing YTD loss to 4.6% while market capitalization settled at N8.9tn. Today’s performance was dragged by losses in NIGERIAN BREWERIES (-2.0%), GUARANTY (-0.8%) and ETI (-2.8%). However, activity level was mixed as volume traded rose 77.7% to 191.8m units while value traded…

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Nigerian Bourse Sustains Uptrend …NSE ASI up 1.1%

Nigerian Bourse Sustains Uptrend …NSE ASI up 1.1%

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Nigerian equities sustained gains observed yesterday as the All Share Index further strengthened 1.1%, trimming YTD loss to 4.2%. The performance was largely driven by rebound in the prices of DANGCEM (+2.2%) and GUARANTY (+2.0%) as well as further appreciation in WAPCO (+5.0%) and 7UP(+9.4%). Consequently, market capitalization improved N98.1bn to settle at N8.9tn. Activity level also improved as volume and value traded increased 52.2% and 32.2% to 241.6m units and N1.5bn with a total…

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Nigerian Equity Benchmark Index Rebounds as Mid-Caps Rally… NSE ASI up 0.8%

Nigerian Equity Benchmark Index Rebounds as Mid-Caps Rally… NSE ASI up 0.8%

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – The equity market rebounded today from a streak of losses as the broader index appreciated 0.8% to close at 25,471.69 points, paring YTD loss to 5.2% while market capitalization added N71.1bn to settle at N8.8tn. The uptrend in the All Share Index was largely as a result of renewed buy sentiment in mid-cap counters in the Industrial and Oil & Gas sectors – WAPCO (+10.2%), MOBIL (+10.3%) and OANDO(+10.1%) – as well as bargain…

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Nigerian Bourse Records Flattish Close… NSE ASI down 3bps

Nigerian Bourse Records Flattish Close… NSE ASI down 3bps

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – The local bourse recorded a flattish close as the benchmark index shed 3bps to close at 25,266.15 points while YTD loss stayed at 6.0%. Rally in OANDO (+6.3%) which submitted FY:2016 result late yesterday was offset by a weak appetite for Tier-1 banks – ETI (-3.0%), UBA (-2.3%), GUARANTY (-0.6%) – as well as FORTE (-5.9%) to ensure the flattish close. Accordingly, investors lost N2.4bn as market capitalization settled at N8.7tn. However, activity level surged from yesterday’s low as…

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