Flour Mills of Nigeria Seeks $306 Million to Cut Funding Costs

Flour Mills of Nigeria Seeks $306 Million to Cut Funding Costs

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, the country’s biggest miller by market value, plans to raise 110 billion naira ($306 million) in equity and debt as it seeks to reduce costs and boost operations in the West African nation. The company plans to raise as much as 40 billion naira by rights issue and 70 billion naira through “medium-term notes,’’ according to a statement Monday on the website of the Nigerian…

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Nigerian All-Share Index Drops 2.71%, Biggest since 1 June 2016

Nigerian All-Share Index Drops 2.71%, Biggest since 1 June 2016

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – The Nigerian Stock Exchange Main-Board Index fell for the second day, dropping 2.71 percent, or 998.59 to 35,866.12. The move was the biggest since falling 2.75 percent on June 1, 2016. The MSCI Emerging Markets Europe, Middle East and Africa Index declined 0.4 percent. Dangote Cement Plc contributed the most to the decline, falling 5 percent. Cement Co. Northern Nigeria Plc decreased 9.7 percent, the biggest loss. Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc rose 10…

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Nigeria’s stock exchange gets green light for public listing

Nigeria’s stock exchange gets green light for public listing

LAGOS (Reuters) – The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has been given a green light by its members to become a publicly listed company, it said on Thursday. The members also approved the appointment of South African bank FirstRand and local investment firm Chapel Hill Denham to guide it through the process of becoming a listed company, the NSE said. The second-biggest bourse in sub-Saharan Africa after Johannesburg and a main entry point for investors in…

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Nigeria stock market deals fell 22 pct last month amid naira crisis

Nigeria stock market deals fell 22 pct last month amid naira crisis

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – The value of trading on Nigeria’s stock market dropped by 22.3 percent to 74.1 billion naira ($236 mln) in February from a month before, the stock exchange said on Tuesday, as foreign investors kept to the sidelines. Nigeria is battling a currency crisis brought on by low prices for oil, its main export, and now operates multiple currency regimes dominated by central bank intervention, making it difficult to price…

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Nigerian Equities Start the Week Bullish … NSE ASI Up 34bps

Nigerian Equities Start the Week Bullish … NSE ASI Up 34bps

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – The Nigerian bourse opened on a positive note for the first time in three (3) successive weeks. The All Share Index rose 34bps to close at 25,249.49 points whilst market capitalization increased N29.3bn to settle at N8.7tn. As a result, YTD loss trimmed to –6.0%. Market performance was broadly driven by bargain hunting in Consumer Goods bellwether NIGERIAN BREWERIES (+ 4.2%) which took a beating last week. Market activity,…

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Nigerian Equities Unable To Sustain Gains …NSE ASI Sheds 54bps

Nigerian Equities Unable To Sustain Gains …NSE ASI Sheds 54bps

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – The local bourse was unable to sustain gains recorded in the previous trading session as a result of sell-offs in Consumer Goods stocks – NESTLE (-3.3%), NB (-1.0%) and PZ (-9.7%). Thus, the All Share Index slid 54bps to close at 25,322.30 points, bringing YTD loss to –5.8%. Investors, in turn, lost N10.9bn as market capitalization settled at N8.8tn. Activity level stayed mixed as volume traded declined 58.9% to 143.2m units while value traded increased…

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Nigerian Equities Market Sustains Downtrend …NSE ASI Dips 0.6%

Nigerian Equities Market Sustains Downtrend …NSE ASI Dips 0.6%

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – The current downtrend in the local bourse continued today as the All Share Index closed in the red for the third consecutive trading session, down 0.6% to settle at 25,446.66 points despite a 0.6% uptick in DANGCEM. Accordingly, YTD performance worsened to -5.3% the decline today can be broadly attributed to price depreciation n NESTLE (-5.0%), NIGERIAN BREWERIES (-2.0%) and ZENITH (-2.2%). Consequently, the market lost N53.1bn as the total capitalization closed at N8.8tn. However,…

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