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IInvestors Gain N14.13bn as NGXASI Inches up by 0.06%; Overnight Rate Expands by 4% to Close at 12.83%; BDC Appreciates to 700



1.1 NGX – Listed Equities

Nigerian Equities Market maintained positive posture as the key market indicator inched up by 25.93bps amid positive market breadth


The NGX All-Share Index advanced by 0.06% to close at 43,968.75 basis points as against 1.07% gain recorded previously to close at 43,942.82 basis points at the end of the last trading session. In Naira terms, the NGX Market CAP records N14.13bn gain.


YTD, the NGXASI Stands at +2.93%

The total volume traded declined by 48.22% to close at 209.71m, valued at N2.17bn and traded in 2,942 deals. ACCESSCORP was the most traded stock by volume with 81.34m units traded while ACCESSCORP was also the most traded stock by value which is put at N654.72mln

Sectoral performance was broadly positive as eight (8) NGX sector index closed northward, four (4) closed southward while six (6) closed flat. The NGX Insurance index advanced by 2.02% to top the gainers chart while the NGX MERIVAL index dipped by 0.39% to top the losers’ chart.

Dangote index closed flat at 125.00 basis points as the Elumelu index advanced by 1.01% to close at 107.74 basis points.

At the close of trading, market recorded 16 gainers to 7 losers and 80 unchanged. CORNERST topped the list of gainers while FLOURMILL topped the list of losers.

Thus, market breadth closed positive as the Market Breadth Index (MBI) is put at 0.11x.


Volume and Value Contribution

ACCESSCORP led the volume’s chart with 38.79% contribution and closely followed by TRANSCORP and GTCO


ACCESSCORP tops the value’s chart with 30.23% contribution and closely followed by NB and GTCO

NGX Earnings Summary

No Financial statement was released on the NGX Exchange today.


NGX Corporate News

No Corporate News was released on the NGX Exchange today


1.2 NASD OTC Exchange – Unlisted Equities

The NASD market index dipped by 0.03% to close at 714.80 basis points as against 0.33% loss recorded previously to close at 714.99 basis points

The total volume traded declined by 100% to close at 2,524 units valued at N0.311m and traded in 7 deals.

At the close of trading, NASD OTC market recorded zero (0) gainer(s) to one (1) loser(s)


NASD Earnings Summary

No Financial statement was released on the NASD OTC Exchange today.


NASD Corporate News

No Corporate News was released on the NASD OTC Exchange today.


1.3 Global Indices

On the global scene, the Hong Long Hang Seng Index leads the top five gainers with 7.74% gain while the Spain Madrid General Index tops the top three losers with 1.10% loss as of 4pm Nigerian Time


1.4 African Indices

Similarly, on the African scene, the South Africa All Share Index tops the top three gainers with 2.46% gain while the Casablanca ASI tops the top five losers with 0.63% loss as of 4pm Nigerian Time





2.1 Debt Market Size

The FMDQ Debt Market Size was not available as at the time of writing this report.


2.2 Overnight and Open Repo (OPR)

The Overnight lending rate expanded by 4% to close at 12.83% while the Open Repo (OPR) rate also expanded by 3.50% to close at 12.00%








3.1 AFEX Indices

The AFEX ACI closed flat at 455.71 while the AFEX AEI also closed flat at 202.33 basis points


3.2 AFEX Commodity Prices

Cashew grew by 13.04% to top the gainers chart while Sorghum declined by 17.02% to top the losers’ chart.


3.3 Global Commodity Prices

Gold recorded 0.60% gain while Silver depreciated by 0.92% as of 10:01 NY time


In the energy market, Brent advanced by 3.07% while WTI also advanced by 3.50% as of 9:02 AM Central Daylight Time (CDT)



The naira at the I&E FX Window closed flat at N446.10/USD while the NAFEX rate also depreciated by 0.07% to close at N444.10/USD


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World Bank introduces cost-effective electrification initiative for sub-Saharan Africa

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High Inflation Halts Europe’s Post-Covid Retail Recovery

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US State Tax Collections, GDP, and Job Recoveries Still Strong Despite Looming Recession

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Increase in Rice Prices to Drive Food Inflation?

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Crypto.com commits to proof-of-reserves after halting certain deposits and withdrawals

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Bitcoin Hits two-year Low as Binance Abandons FTX Acquisition

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Snapplify Expands into West Africa to Impact Education

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FG Disburses N785m to 10m MSMEs

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AfDB Provides Over $1.1bn to 20,500 Nigerian MSMEs

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Invest in FGN Monthly Bond Auction – November 2022

The Central Bank of Nigeria on the authority of The Debt Management Office on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria Offers for Subscription by Auction and is authorized to receive applications for


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N75,000,000,000 – 16.2499 FGN APR 2037 (20-Yr Re-opening)*


Auction Date: November 14, 2022


Settlement Date: November 16, 2022

Summary Of The Offer



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N1,000 per unit subject to a minimum subscription of N50,001,000 and in multiples of N1,000 thereafter


Interest rate:

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