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Investors Gain N281.48bn as NGXASI Advances by 1.07%; Overnight Rate Expands to 14.13%; BDC Appreciates to 745


1.1 NGX – Listed Equities

Nigerian Equities Market closed positive as the key market indicator advanced by 516.79 bps amid positive market breadth


The NGX All-Share Index advanced by 1.07% to close at 48,881.93 basis points as against a 0.13% loss recorded previously to close at 48,365.14 basis points at the end of the last trading session. In Naira terms, the NGX Market CAP records a N281.48bn loss.


YTD, the NGXASI Stands at +14.43%


The total volume traded declined by 31.95% to close at 100.82m, valued at N1.14bn and traded in 2,440 deals. STERLNBANK was the most traded stock by volume with 34.19m units traded while MTNN was also the most traded stock by value which is put at N403.78m


Sectoral performance was broadly positive as fourteen (14) NGX sector index closed northward, one (1) closed southward and three (3) closed flat. The NGX-IND index advanced by 4.33% to top the gainer’s chart while the NGX Food and Beverages index declined by 0.03% to top the losers’ chart.


The Dangote index closed flat at 136.87 basis points while the Elumelu index advanced by 0.78% to close at 112.32 basis points.


At the close of trading, the market recorded 17 gainers to 9 losers and 70 unchanged. PRESTIGE topped the list of gainers while UNITYBNK 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

STERLNBANK led the volume’s chart with 33.91% contribution and closely followed by GTCO and UCAP


MTNN tops the value’s chart with 35.30% contribution and followed by GTCO and BUACEMENT


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 declined by 1.20% to close at 710.30 basis points as against the 0.95% gain recorded previously to close at 718.95 basis points


The total volume traded advanced by 15.19% to close at 148,058 units valued at N3.23m and traded in 9 deal(s).


At the close of trading, NASD OTC market recorded one (1) 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 Kong Hang Seng Index leads the top five gainers with 2.32% gain while the East Isreal TA-100 Index tops the top five losers with 1.56% loss as of 4pm Nigerian Time


1.4 African Indices

Similarly, on the African scene, the Nigeria All Share Index tops the top four gainers with 1.07% gain while the South Africa Financial 15 Index tops the top five losers with 0.51% loss as of 4pm Nigerian Time




2.1 Debt Market Size

The FMDQ Debt Market Size advanced by 0.37% to close at 30.2.


2.2 Overnight and Open Repo (OPR)

The Overnight lending rate expanded by 3.13% to close at 14.13% while the Open Repo (OPR) rate also expanded by 2.75% to close at 13.63%







3.1 AFEX Indices

The AFEX ACI closed flat at 455.71 while the AFEX AEI closed flat at 231.74 basis points


3.2 AFEX Commodity Prices

Paddy rice advanced by 0.08% to top the gainers’ chart while Soybeans declined by 5.93% to top the losers’ chart.


3.3 Global Commodity Prices

Gold recorded 0.36% gain while Silver advanced by 0.91% as of 10: 53 NY time


In the energy market, Brent advanced by 1.21% and WTI also advanced by 1.54% as of 10: 54 AM Central Daylight Time (CDT)




The naira at the I&E FX Window depreciated by 0.16% to close at N446.50/USD while the NAFEX rate also depreciated by 0.05% to close at N444.72/USD

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 Airtel Africa Turns Out to be Sole Bidder of Second 3.5GHz Spectrum Auction

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that Airtel Networks Limited (Airtel) emerged as the sole bidder for the advertised 3.5GHz spectrum band.


In a statement, the regulator said that by the close of business on Monday, December 5, 2022, only two companies expressed interest in the auction of the 3.5GHz Spectrum band; Airtel Networks Limited (Airtel) and Standard Network & Connections Limited (Standard Network).


Reuben Mouka, Director, Public Affairs of NCC, stated that only Airtel paid the Intention to Bid Deposit (IBD) as stipulated in the Information Memorandum (IM), whereas Standard Network sent an email appeal for the deadline to be extended by 12 working days which was not acceptable given the auction timetable.


The NCC said having met all the provisions in the IM; Airtel has, therefore, emerged as the sole Bidder.


Furthermore, the regulator said there should be no further bidding and that the NCC will proceed to the Assignment Stage in line with the published Information Memorandum guiding the licensing process.


MTN Nigeria was nowhere to be found during the bidding process.



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