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Fiscal Vulnerability Index for Nigeria

Culled—Proshare May 19, 2017/CBN Click here for full PDF Report Background The literature on fiscal policy is replete on how it has been confronted with various issues since the last… Read more »

ICD Partners with Coris Bank International to Launch Islamic Windows in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Benin

May 18, 2017/ICD The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) (, the private sector arm of IDB Group, and Coris Bank International have entered into a… Read more »

CBN Lists 36 Items Valid for FX

May 18, 2017/CBN Following misconceptions and enquiries across the market, this is to clarify to the Authorized Dealers, Nigeria Customs Service and the General Public that the following items with… Read more »

Masterpass by Mastercard Gives U.S. Bank Customers Freedom to Shop Across Devices and Channels

May 17, 2017/Mastercard U.S. Bank customers now have access to fast, simple and secure digital payments with Masterpass by Mastercard when shopping in-store with an Android device at participating merchants…. Read more »

Female Entrepreneurs Benefit from Access Bank’s Womenpreneur Series in Kaduna

May 16, 2017/Access Bank Plc In furtherance of its commitment to empower female entrepreneurs across Nigeria Access Bank has extended its Womenpreneur Business Workshop to Kaduna State. To give the… Read more »

Mastercard Brings Faster, Safer Payments to Expedia with Masterpass

May 16, 2017/Mastercard Mastercard today announced that travelers now have more options to simply and securely complete their hotel, flight, and cruise reservations on, Orbitz and Travelocity with Masterpass…. Read more »

CBN Pumps $457.3m In Forex Market As Naira Firms

15/5/2017/The Will After a lull witnessed in the foreign exchange market last week, the Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday injected the sum of $457.3 million into various segments of… Read more »

FirstBank Empowers SMEs, Creates Awareness on Accessing FX

By Kingsley Ogunwa InvestAdvocate Lagos (INVESTADVOCATE)-First Bank of Nigeria Limited in its bid to empower Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) on Thursday hosted an awareness seminar on how to… Read more »

Moody’s Thoughts on Macro Economy and Nigerian Banks

Culled—Proshare May 11, 2017/FBNQuest Research We attended a briefing in Lagos yesterday, hosted by Moody’s Investors Service. The agency’s projections for Nigeria’s economy are favourable. Following the -1.5% y/y contraction… Read more »

Fitch: Nigerian Banks Post Good Results But Risks Persist

(This statement was made by Fitch Ratings on Wednesday May 11, 2017) May 11, 2017/Fitch Ratings Fitch Ratings-London-10 May 2017: Nigerian banks posted good financial results for 2016, despite turbulent… Read more »