Nigerian stocks hit 15-year high after Emefiele’s suspension – Days after Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele was suspended by President Bola Tinubu , Nigerian stock market surged to its highest level since July 2008.
The main index of the Nigerian Exchange
Limited (NGX) rose 2.7 percent to above 57,437 points, taking the year-to-date gains of the market to 11.8 percent, almost double the six percent return on the MSCI index.
The NGX Banking Index on Tuesday, June 13, also soared 8.5 percent to 570.64, the biggest advance in more than eight years.
Tajudeen Ibrahim, head of research at Chapel Hill Denham who spoke to Bloomberg said it reflects optimism over the policy signals from the President. He said;
“An improvement in the economy will enhance the performance of companies operating in the market. The exchange rate convergence is expected to lead to improvement in liquidity in the foreign currency market and will increase trading activities for the banks.”