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Headlines news for the day

Investors Gain N53.74bn as NGXASI Advances Further by 0.20%; Overnight Rate Contracts to 10.25%; BDC Depreciates to 746



1.1 NGX – Listed Equities

Nigerian Equities Market closed positive as the key market indicator advanced by 98.67 bps amid positive market breadth


The NGX All-Share Index advanced by 0.20 to close at 49,414.96 basis points as against a 0.17% gain recorded previously to close at 49,316.29 basis points at the end of the last trading session. In Naira terms, the NGX Market CAP records a N53.74bn gain.


YTD, the NGXASI Stands at +15.68%


The total volume traded declined by 26% to close at 76.75m, valued at N1.33bn and traded in 3,262 deals. GTCO was the most traded stock by volume with 16.61m units traded while GTCO was also the most traded stock by value which is put at N352.21m


Sectoral performance was broadly positive as twelve (12) NGX sector index closed northward, one (1) closed southward and five (5) closed flat. The NGXGROWTH index advanced by 3.63% to top the gainer’s chart while the NGX Insurance index declined by 0.05% to top the losers’ chart.


The Dangote index closed flat at 136.66 basis points while the Elumelu index advanced by 0.32% to close at 111.83 basis points.


At the close of trading, the market recorded 13 gainers to 10 losers and 75 unchanged. THOMASWY topped the list of gainers while PZ topped the list of losers.


Thus, market breadth closed positive as the Market Breadth Index (MBI) is put at 0.08x.


Volume and Value Contribution

GTCO led the volume’s chart with 21.64% contribution and closely followed by UBA and CHAMS


GTCO tops the value’s chart with 26.57% contribution and followed by NESTLE and MTNN


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 advanced by 0.02% to close at 708.47 basis points as against the 0.14% gain recorded previously to close at 708.32 basis points


The total volume traded declined by 99.01% to close at 50,460 units valued at N3.33m and traded in 9 deal(s).


At the close of trading, NASD OTC market recorded one (1) gainer(s) to zero (0) 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 Mexico IPC Index leads the top five gainers with 1.11% gain while the China SSE Composite Index tops the top five losers with 2.18% loss as of 4pm Nigerian Time


1.4 African Indices

Similarly, on the African scene, the Zimbabwe All Share Index tops the top four gainers with 2.45% gain while the Egypt EGX 30 Index tops the top five losers with 2.66% loss as of 4pm Nigerian Time





2.1 Debt Market Size

The FMDQ Debt Market Size declined by 0.03% to close at N 30.54trn.


2.2 Overnight and Open Repo (OPR)

The Overnight lending rate contracted by 0.25% to close at 10.25% while the Open Repo (OPR) rate also contracted by 0.13% to close at 9.50%











3.1 AFEX Indices

The AFEX ACI advanced by 1.44% to close at 462.29 while the AFEX AEI declined by 0.52% to close at 224.1 basis points


3.2 AFEX Commodity Prices

Maize advanced by 3.15% to top the gainers’ chart while Paddy rice declined by 7.22% to top the losers’ chart.


3.3 Global Commodity Prices

Gold recorded 0.44% loss while Silver declined by 1.55% as of 11: 06 NY time


In the energy market, Brent declined by 0.21% and WTI also declined by 0.04% as of 11: 07 AM Central Daylight Time (CDT)




The naira at the I&E FX Window closed flat at N451.50/USD while the NAFEX rate depreciated by 0.18% to close at N450.22/USD

Functional Refineries will End Fuel Subsidy – NECA DG

 – The Director-General of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, Mr Adewale Oyerinde, has said subsidy will die a natural death if the country’s refineries were functional. Source Punch Read More

Fed Govt, States, Local Govts Share N902b Nov Revenue

– The three tiers of government: federal, states and local governments, have shared N902.05 billion November 2022 revenue from the Federation Account. Source The Nation Read More

Nigeria, US Sign Agreement on Clean, Reliable Electricity

 Nigeria and a United States firm have signed agreements on clean, reliable electricity, on the sidelines of the ongoing, US-Africa leadership summit. Source Sun Read More


CBN Policy will Increase Housing Cost, Says REDAN

 The last may not have been heard on the adverse effect of the new Central Bank of Nigeria withdrawal policy as real estate developers have said the policy, if implemented, will lead to a rise in the price of housing units. Source Punch Read More

Buhari Woos Investors in US, Says Nigeria is Africa’s Largest Consumer Market

– Buhari spoke at a dialogue session with some US investors, Nigerian officials, diplomats and as well as experts from the private sector in Washington DC, United States of America, on Friday. Source TheCable Read More

Firm Partners CBN, Others to Sensitise Lagos residents on e-Naira Adoption

 To ensure that Lagos residents move along with global trends in technology, a stakeholder meeting was held during the week to sensitise the populace on the need to adopt the e-Naira, which the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently introduced. Source Guardian Read More

World Health Organization Boosts Function of Maiduguri Polio Laboratory

 – In Nigeria, as of the 10th of December 2022 (week 48) a total of 9,366 AFP and 153 cVDPV2 cases have been reported across 55 LGAs in 17 states. Source WHO Nigeria Read More

‘We Won’t Surrender to Blackmail’ — PenCom Says It Is Ready For ‘Any Probe’

 – Aisha Dahir-Umar, the director-general of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), says the commission is ready to open its books for scrutiny. Source TheCable Read More

SON Restates Commitment to MSMEs Growth

 – The Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON has pledged continued support to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to enable them meet up with global specifications and standards. Source ThisDay Read More



PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc Declares N7.67bn PAT in Q2 2023 Results, (SP: N11.30k)

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc released its Q2 2023 Unaudited results for the period ended November 30th, 2022.

Key Highlights

  • Revenue grew by 21.60% from N47.09bn to N57.26bn.
  • Profit before tax stood at N168.69bn
  • Profit after tax stood at N117.41bn
  • Share Price Currently Stands at N10.55k


SEC Approves NGX Technology Board Listing Rules

Nigerian Exchange Limited (“NGX or “The Exchange”) is pleased to announce that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the Rules for Listing on NGX Technology Board on 15 December 2022.


The NGX Technology Board is a specialised platform for technology-based companies to list and raise capital on The Exchange. Through the Board, NGX aims to encourage investments in indigenous technologically inclined companies and others across Africa, provide greater visibility to these companies and ultimately deepen the Nigerian capital market. Securities listed on NGX Technology Board will be accessible to qualified institutional investors, retail investors, and high-net-worth investors.


Commenting on the approval of the Rules, the Chief Executive Officer of NGX, Mr. Temi Popoola said, “This is a landmark achievement that will position the Exchange as an attractive destination for capital formation by companies within the Technology Sector. It also attests to NGX’s dedication to deepening the Nigerian capital market. On behalf of the Board and Management of NGX, I would like to express our appreciation to the SEC for approving the Rules. I would also thank the Board of NGX for their invaluable contribution during this process. We are confident that NGX Technology Board will encourage start-ups, both Nigerian-founded and from other African countries, to list on the Exchange as they work towards meeting their financing needs.”


The CEO of NGX RegCo, Ms Tinuade Awe on her part said, “The approval comes after deliberation on the draft Rules by the Regulation and New Business Committee (RNBC) of NGX RegCo and the consideration of stakeholders’ comments on the exposed draft rules, followed by the subsequent submission to and approval by the Board of NGX RegCo. We are much obliged to the SEC for its quality input and approval of NGX Technology Board Rules.”


NGX, the sustainable exchange championing Africa’s growth, is committed to stimulating the technological transformation of the capital market and the development of Africa’s technology sector.




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