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Nigeria’s Public Debt Stock Jumps to N42.84trn in Q2 2022 – NBS

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Nigeria’s public debt stock increased from N35.46 trillion (86.57 billion dollars) in the second quarter of 2021 to N42.84 trillion (103.31 billion dollars) in the corresponding period in 2002.

Public debt stock includes external and domestic debts.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) made the declaration in its Nigerian Domestic and Foreign Debt Report for Q2 2021 to Q2 2022 released in Abuja on Wednesday.

It stated that external debt stood at N13.71 trillion (33.46 billion dollars) in the second quarter of 2021 and increased to N16.61 trillion (40.06 billion dollars) in the second quarter of 2022.

The NBS stated also that domestic debt was N21.75 trillion (53.10 billion dollars) in the second quarter of 2021, but increased to N26.23 trillion (63.24 billion dollars) in the second quarter of 2022.

“This shows that public debt (in national currency) grew by 20.81 per cent in the second quarter of 2022 from figure recorded in the second quarter of 2021,’’ it added.

In a breakdown by states, the bureau stated that Lagos State recorded the highest domestic debt of N797.30 billion in the second quarter of 2022.

It was followed by Delta at N378.87 billion and Ogun at N241.78 billion.

Jigawa recorded the lowest debt at N45.13 billion, followed by Ebonyi and Kebbi at N59.11 billion and N60.41 billion, respectively.

It added that Lagos State also recorded the highest external debt stock of 1.27 billion dollars in the second quarter of 2022, followed by Kaduna State at 586.77 million dollars and Edo at 268.31 million dollars.

“The lowest external debt stock was recorded in Borno at 18.69 million dollars, followed by Taraba and Yobe at 22.28 million dollars and 23.09 million dollars, respectively,’’ the report stated.

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Investors Lose N132bn As Dangote Sugar, PZ Cussons Nigeria lead Losers table

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Investors Lose N132bn As Dangote Sugar, PZ Cussons Nigeria lead Losers table

The stock market recorded a downturn, resulting in a loss of N132 billion in investors’ wealth on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX).

This negative trend was primarily driven by sell-offs in Tier-one banking stocks, such as Zenith Bank, FBN Holdings, and United Bank of Africa.

Apart from Tier-one banking stocks, Wema Bank, Sterling Bank, FCMB, Dangote Sugar, and PZ Cussons, among others pulled down the market on a negative note.

Consequently, the market capitalisation of the NGX declined to N55.132 trillion from N55.264 trillion, marking a decrease of N132 billion.

The All-Share Index also dropped by 0.24 per cent, losing 235 points to settle at 97,473.98 from an opening of 97,708.74.

Year-to-date (YTD) figures fell to 30.36 per cent, reflecting the overall negative sentiment prevailing in the market.

However, the market breadth closed positive with 22 gainers and 20 losers.

LearnAfrica and Tantalizers led the gainers’ table by 10 per cent each, closing at N3.63 and 55k per share, respectively.

McNichols Plc followed closely with a gain of 9.89 per cent, while Regency Alliance Insurance and Cutix advanced by 9.38 per cent and 8.33 per cent, respectively.

On the flip side, Dangote Sugar, PZ Cussons Nigeria, and The Initiates Plc experienced the biggest losses, each dropping by 10 per cent to close at N40.50, N22.50, and N2.25 per share, respectively.

NEM and Caverton also saw significant declines of 9.66 per cent and 9.55 per cent, respectively, closing at N9.35 and N1.24 per share.

The trade turnover settled 48.90 per cent lower than the previous session.

A total of 306.60 million shares valued at N5.81 billion were transacted in 7,951 deals, in contrast to 439.10 million shares valued at N11.38 billion in 8,607 deals traded on Monday.

Access Corporation led the activity chart in volume with 33.23 million shares valued at N575.59 million.

GTCO followed to lead the chart in value chart with 32.25 million shares worth N1.36 billion.

Nigerian Breweries sold 27.46 million shares worth N631.76 million and UBA traded 22.52 million shares valued at N519.50 million.

Also, Royal Exchange Plc transacted 19.46 million shares worth N10.18 million. 

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Sell-offs In Airtel, Others Drag Market Capitalisation Down By N500bn

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Investors Lose N132bn As Dangote Sugar, PZ Cussons Nigeria lead Losers table

 …Airtel Africa leads the losers’ table!

Opening the week, the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX) market capitalisation on Monday dropped by 0.89 per cent to close at N55.823 trillion.

Specifically, the market capitalisation declined by N500 billion or 0.89 per cent to close at N55.823 trillion as against N56.323 trillion recorded on Friday.

The All-Share Index, which opened at 99,587.25, also shed 0.89 per cent or 884 points to close at 98,703.68.

As a result, the Year-To-Date (YTD) slipped to 32 per cent.

Sell-offs in Airtel Africa, Transnational Corporation, Stanbic, Nigerian Breweries and Nigerian Aviation Handling Company(NAHCO), among other declined equities, pulled the market down.

However, market breadth closed positive with 39 gainers and 18 losers on the floor of the Exchange.

On the gainers’ table, Cornerstone Insurance and Guinea Insurance led by 10 per cent each to close at N1.98 and 33k per share, respectively.

NASCON and Oando Plc rose by 9.94 per cent each to close at N47 and N9.95, while Wema Bank went up by 9.24 per cent to close at N7.55 per share respectively.

On the other hand, Airtel Africa led the losers’ table by 10 per cent to close at N1,980, and Berger Paints trailed by 9.85 per cent to close at N12.35 per share.

Industrial & Medical Gases shed 9.82 per cent to close at N12.40, International Energy Insurance dropped 9.35 per cent to close at N1.26, while International Breweries declined by 9 per cent to close at N4.35 per share.

Also, the analysis of the market activities showed that trade turnover was higher than the previous session, with the value of transactions up by 26.10 per cent.

Investors traded a total of 421.73 million shares valued at N8.95 billion in 10,624 deals, compared to 446.57 million shares valued at N7.10 billion, exchanged in 9,297 deals posted in the previous session.

Access Corporation led the activity chart in volume and value with 98.24 million shares worth N1.76 billion, United Bank of Africa(UBA), followed by 40.39 million shares valued at N1.07 billion.

Guaranty Trust Holding Company (GTCO) sold 35.90 million shares valued at N1.49 billion, while Universal Insurance transacted 30.39 million shares worth N11.39 million.

Also, Zenith Bank traded 26.90 million shares worth N982.15 million.

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MTN, Zenith, FBN Stocks Lift Market Capitalisation By N196bn

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 …Dangote Sugar leads the Losers Table 

Renewed demand for MTN Nigeria, alongside Zenith Bank and FBN Holdings, among other leading stocks on Tuesday, pulled the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX) market capitalisation up by 0.35 per cent.

Recovering from previous session losses, the market capitalisation, which opened at N55.357 trillion, gained N196 billion or 0.35 per cent, to close at N55.553 trillion.

Consequently, the All-Share Index rose by 0.35 per cent or 346 points to close at 98,225.63, in contrast to 97,879.94 recorded on Monday.

As a result, the Year-To-Date (YTD) return rose to 31.36 per cent.

Market breadth also closed positive with 28 gainers and 18 losers on the floor of the Exchange.

On the gainers’ table, CAP Plc, LearnAfrica, Nigeria Aviation Handling Company and UACN led by 10 per cent each to close at N28.60, N3.30, N36.30 and N14.85 per share, respectively.

Conoil followed closely by 9.96 per cent to close at N99.95 per share.

On the other side, Dangote Sugar led the losers’ table by 9.95 per cent to close at N38.90, and Computer Warehouse Group trailed by 9.85 per cent to close at N5.05 per share.

Vitafoam Nigeria shed 9.81 per cent to close at N17, Honeywell Flour declined by 9.74 per cent to close at N3.15 and UPL lost 9.60 per cent to close at N2.26 per share.

Analysis of the market activities showed trade turnover settled higher relative to the previous session, with the value of transactions up by 193.52 per cent.

A total of 552.21 million shares valued at N14.92 billion were exchanged in 9,350 deals, as against 277.24 million shares valued at N5.08 billion, exchanged in 8,714 deals traded previously.

GTCO led the activity chart in volume and value with 245.46 million shares worth N7.95 billion, FBN Holdings followed by 45.47 million shares valued at N1.09 billion.

Access Corporation transacted 42.87 million shares valued at N727.96 million, Transnational Corporation sold 36.08 million shares worth N502.35 million and United Bank of Africa(UBA) traded 22.45 million shares worth N537.74 million.

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