CBN sells $100 million Spot Sales to SMEs

Central Bank of Nigeria CBN on Tuesday said it sold $100 million in spot sales to small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) as part of a move to inject liquidity into the official market.

The bank on Monday said it was offering SMEs up to $20,000 per quarter in an effort to prop up businesses whose access to foreign currencies has been overshadowed by larger companies.

The country is battling a currency crisis brought on by low oil prices, which has tipped Africa’s biggest economy into recession, hammered its dollar reserves and created chronic dollar shortages, frustrating businesses and individuals.

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Also on Tuesday, the bank said it had sold $100 million that was auctioned on Monday in forwards to be settled between one week and 30 days’ time.

 

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