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Naira crosses N1,800/$1 mark at parallel market



Naira sustains gains at both parallel, official market
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The naira crossed the N1,800 mark at the parallel market, where forex is unofficially traded, with the exchange rate quoted at N1,825/$1, as against the N1,710 rate it closed at the previous official trading day on Monday. This represents a loss of N115 in the local currency.

The naira also shed a further N90 against the British Pound to trade at N2,210/£1 as against the N2,120/£1 it traded the previous trading day.

The naira closed flat against the Canadian dollar to trade at N1,250/CA$1, same as the previous trading day.

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Meanwhile, the naira slumped by N45 against the Euro to trade at ₦1,855/€1 as against the previous closing price of ₦1,810/€1.

The naira, however recovered slightly as the local currency slumped to N1,551.24/$1, data from the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange Market (NAFEM) window where the foreign exchange is traded officially has shown.

This represents a gain of N47.00 in the local currency compared to the N1,598.24 it closed on Monday.

The intraday high recorded was N1701/$1, while the intraday low was N1100/$1, representing a wide spread of N601/$1.

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