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Naira appreciates further against Dollar at parallel market



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The Naira gained two points against the United States dollar on Monday at the parallel market to exchange at N365, stronger than the N367 it traded at the weekend, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N465 and N410 respectively, National Daily has gathered.

At the Bureau De Change (BDC) segment, the Naira exchanged at N363 to the dollar, while the pound sterling and the Euro traded at N465 and N412, respectively.

Trading at the interbank market saw the Naira close officially at N305.95 to the dollar, while the pound sterling and the Euro closed at N397.12 and N349.22, respectively.

At the investors’ window, the Naira closed at N359 to the dollar.

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Meanwhile Aminu Gwadabe, the President, Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria said that the outlook of the Naira remained positive.

Mr. Gwadabe noted that speculations in some quarters that the Naira would depreciate in the weeks ahead should be disregarded.

The ABCON chief noted that such speculations were the handwork of the enemies of the nation’s currency.

He added that the CBN had remained committed in boosting liquidity in the foreign exchange market to take care of demands for foreign exchange.

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