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Courtesy of Afrinvest, FSDH Securities, IBTC, Access Bank and Lead Capital here are the weekly reports for the week ended October 14th as well as the reports for the past month.
Equity Market Review & Outlook
+ The Nigerian equity market closed the week in bearish territory, despite a marginal rally on the last trading day. Consequently, the benchmark Index shed 176bps, while the average value of transactions for the week rose by 45.2%, relative to the previous week.
+ We expect equity market activities to remain flat this week as attractive rates in money and fixed income markets will lure investors from this market, despite anticipation that the release of results this week will boost the level of activities.
Money Market Review & Outlook
+ A hike in the MPR last week led to corresponding hikes in money market rates across board. A dearth of liquidity within the system saw rates skyrocket during the week, with slight moderation on Friday as proceeds from AMCON bond sales to the tune of N450.0bn were credited into the system.
+ We expect a decline in system liquidity this week on the back of an upcoming bond auction. Interbank rates should adjust upward by the end of the week, as liquidity within the system eases out.
Foreign Exchange Market Review & Outlook
+ Demand for the Dollar at the official market stood at US$1.3bn, 93.8% higher than the US$685.4m on demand at the single auction in the previous week. The CBN’s offer of US$400.0m at Monday’s auction was 45.7% short of the US$736.9m on demand, depreciating the Naira by 151k to close at N156.91/US$1.00.
+ We expect to see a slight depreciation in the Naira this week at the official market, with an appreciation at the interbank segment. We also expect the CBN to help ease supply gaps for the Greenback at the interbank, in a bid to limit the growing premium between markets.
Bond Market Review & Outlook
+ The 275bps hike in the MPR to 12.0% last week saw yields in the bond market adjust upwards by at least 300bps apiece on all securities at the end of the week. Although inflation for September came in at 10.3%, 100bps above the 9.3% reported for August 2011, these instruments will continue to generate real returns for investors based on current yields.
+ Despite an inflow of N450.0bn from the sale of AMCON bonds by certain banks late last week, liquidity is expected to tighten slightly this week on account of T-bills and bond auctions. This may lead to a further increase in yields, albeit marginally.
Week Ended September 30th:
NSE Weekly Report - Access Bank - Sept 30th 2011 (778).
NSE Weekly Report - FSDH - Sept 30th (743).
NSE Weekly Report - Lead Capital - Sept 30th (702).
NSE Weekly Report - Lead Capital - Sept 30th 2011 (699)
Week Ended September 23rd:
Afrinvest Weekly Update 23rd September 2011 (725).
NSE Weekly Report - Access Bank - Sept 23rd 2011 (727).
NSE Weekly Report - FSDH - Sept 23rd 2011 (742).
NSE Weekly Report - Lead Capital - Sept 23rd 2011 (752)
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