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Nigerian Central Bank Intervention Fails to Stem Naira Slide

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2024
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Central bank intervention this week failed to stop slide in Nigeria’s naira to a two-month low ahead of a rate decision Monday.

The naira weakened 5.1% on Thursday to 1,533.99 , the weakest level against the dollar since March 20, according to prices provided by FMDQ, the trading platform that sets the official rate. That reversed a 4% gain the previous day as after the central bank sold dollars in the market to boost liquidity.

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