Domestic Bourse Rallies by 0.51% as Investors Gain N65.54 billion;

Employees work on the trading floor at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The International Monetary Fund said Nigerias economy was growing too slowly to reduce poverty or joblessness and urged the government to boost revenue and scrap its system of multiple exchange rates. Photographer: Ruth McDowell/Bloomberg via Getty Images

As NIBOR Increases Amid Renewed Liquidity Squeeze…

Local equities revved by 0.51% on sustained bullish run, even as the Exchange recorded 17 gainers as against 13 losers at the end of the trading session.

Counters such as GUARANTY, NB and OANDO rallied by 3.57%, 2.83% and 1.33% respectively, lifting the NSE Banking, NSE Consumer Goods and NSE Oil & Gas Sectored gauges higher by 1.10%, 1.19% and 0.15% respectively.

On a year to date basis, the loses of local stocks shrank to 15.47% from 15.98%. Meanwhile, the total volume of equities traded upturned by 77.38% to 319.69 million units while total value of transactions rose by 1.58% to N3.07 billion.

Elsewhere, NIBOR increased across board amid renewed strain in financial system liquidity; however, NITTY dipped across maturities tracked on renewed bullish activity in the secondary treasury bills market.

In the bonds market, prices of OTC FGN debts appreciated for most maturities tracked; similarly, the FGN Eurobond values rose across maturities tracked in the international capital market amid sustained bullish activity.

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