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Naira weakens against Dollar at parallel market



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The Naira weakened against the US dollar at the black market on Tuesday morning, 24th January 2023, having depreciated by 1.07% to trade at an average of N753/$1 compared to an average of N745/$1 recorded on Monday.

Also, the exchange rate at the cryptocurrency P2P exchange depreciated on Tuesday morning to trade at a minimum of N747/$1, a 0.27% downtrend compared to N745/$1 recorded as of the same time on Monday.

In the same vein, the exchange rate at the investors and exporters (I&E) window closed at N461.63/$1 on Monday, 23rd January 2023, representing a 0.03% dip from N461.5/$1 recorded in the previous trading session.

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Forex turnover however rallied by 37.14% on Monday to $132.77 million, in contrast to the $96.81 million that exchanged hands in the previous session. Nigeria’s external reserves stood at $37.19 billion as of 20th January 2023, representing a decrease of 0.03% from the $37.20 billion recorded as of 19th January 2023.

The exchange rate at the official market closed at N461.63/$1 on Monday, 23rd January 2023.

The opening indicative rate closed at N460.75/$1 on the day under review.

Furthermore, an exchange rate of N463/$1 was the highest rate recorded during intra-day trading before it settled at N461.63/1, while it traded for as low as N440/$1 during intra-day trading.

A sum of $132.77 million in FX value was transacted at the I&E window on Monday, which is 37.14% higher than the $96.81 million that was traded in the previous session.

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