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U.S Recovery Doubts Lingers As World Market Falls

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The World Stock Market lingers despite the improvement in U.S manufacturing sector. Experts have doubts about its durability to rebound in the world’s economy.

Asian stocks, which tumbled the day before on a fall in U.S. consumer spending, got little relief  from news that American manufacturing grew at its fastest pace last month since April 2006.

Unemployment due Friday will confirm that job losses continue to swell as investors were nervous  that a report on US., Suggesting an anaemic  economic recovery, U.S. unemployment hit a 26-year high of 9.8 per cent in September.

Interest rate like in Australia failed to inspire the same jubilation among investors as last months’, the October rate increased, the first in a major economy since the onset of the crisis was greeted as evidence of an improving world economy.  

“There seems to be lots of uncertainty in the market” Peter Lai said, investment manager at DBS Vickers in Hong Kong. I’m very cautious about the U.S. economic figures “ It will be very damaging to sentiment if the U.S. unemployment rate crosses 10 per cent”.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng led Asia’s losses falling 380.13, or 1.8 per cent, to 21,240.06 while South Korea’s Kosip was down 0.6 per cent at 1,549.GR Japan’s market was closed for a holiday.  

Elsewhere, Australia’s S&P/AS 200 closed down from  China’s Shanghai index bucked the trend, gaining 1.2 per cent to 3,114.23 with sentiment still boosted by a weekend report manufacturing expanded for an eight straight month in October.

As trading got under way in Europe, FTSE 100 was off 1.3 per cent, Germany’s DAX lost 1.4 per cent and France’s CAC 40 fell 1.5 per cent  stock features pointed to losses yesterday on Wall Street.

Dow futures were down 49, or 0.5 per cent at 9.686 and S & P futures dropped 5.9 or 0.6 per cent to 1,033.20.

On Monday, the dow rose 76.71 or 0.8 per cent to 9.789.44, its fourth gain in 10 days – boosted by the Institute of Supply Management report on manufacturing and other economic figures.   The broader Standard  & poor’s  500 index rose  from 6.69 or 0.7 per cent, to 1,042.83 and the Nasdaq composite index rose from  4.09 or 0.2 per cent to 2,049.20.

Oil prices hovered near $78 a barrel in Asia amid hopes of improved crude demand. Benchmark crude for December delivery was off 36 cents at $77.75 a barrel to settle at $78.13 on Monday.

In currencies, the dollar fell to 89.92 yen from 90.92 yen. The Euro fell to $1.4739 from $1.4764.

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NSE Begins Week On Negative Note, Loses N19.49bn

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The Nigerian stock market began the week on a negative note as banking and consumer goods stocks, among others, triggered a N19.49bn loss.
At the end of trading on the floor of the Nigerian  Exchange Limited , the NGX All-Share Index dropped by 0.09 per cent to end at 43,270.94 basis points, while the market capitalisation declined to N22.58tn.
Market activities were mixed as the total volume of shares traded decreased by 30.19 per cent while the value traded rose by 34.05 per cent.
A total of 213.13 million shares valued at N2.36bn were exchanged in 4,105 deals, compared to 305.32 million shares worth N3.58bn in 4,450 deals last Friday.
FCMB Group Plc topped the traded stocks in terms of volume, accounting for 27.43 per cent of the total volume of trades while Airtel Africa Plc emerged as the most traded stock by value, representing 28.81 per cent of the total value of trades on the exchange.
14 firms gained compared to 21 losers.
AIICO Insurance Plc was the biggest gainer for the day, topping the gainers’ chart with a price appreciation of 8.57 per cent to N0.76 per share.
It was followed by LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc with a rise of 7.95 per cent, ending the day at N0.95 per share.
Analysing by sectors, three of the five major indices closed lower, led by NGX Oil & Gas (-0.56 per cent), NGX Consumer Goods (-0.23 per cent) and NGX Banking (0.18 per cent).
But the insurance (0.82 per cent) and industrial goods (0.002 per cent) indices gained at the end of trading.

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… Introduces TIES To Boost  Business Loan

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has introduced the Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES), which provides undergraduates and graduates with a platform to access loans.
The TIES’ underlying aim is to provide access to capital for Nigerian undergraduates and graduates with innovative entrepreneurial and technological ideas from polytechnics and universities.
TIES intends to shift undergraduates and graduates away from white-collar job pursuits and towards a culture of entrepreneurship development for economic development and job creation.
In a national biennial entrepreneurship competition, the Developmental Component would be distributed in the form of awards to Nigerian polytechnics and universities.
The competition aims to increase undergraduates’ awareness and visibility of high-impact entrepreneurial/technological concepts, foster entrepreneurial talent hunts in Nigerian polytechnics and universities, and encourage commercially viable and transformative technologies.
Interested Nigerian polytechnics and universities shall apply to participate in the national biennial entrepreneurship competition on a dedicated online portal.
Outlining brief details of the project, potential impact and evidence of originality of project, CBN said it is an innovation for students entrepreneurs.

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CITN Applauds FG, Tax Authorities On Fiscal Policy Decisions

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The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) has lauded the Federal Government and tax authorities on the giant strides made on fiscal policy decisions and tax administration measures initiated this year in the area of Finance Act 2021 and the introduction of TaxPromax solution.
President of the institute, Adesina Adedayo, who gave the commendation at the institute’s yearly award ceremony at the weekend in Lagos, assured the government and tax authorities of aligning with the measures and promised to provide professional thoughts and insights on ways through which they could achieve an efficient and effective Nigerian tax system.
Adedayo emphasised the need to address the database, adding that without knowing who the tax-payers are, there is no way they can take money from unknown tax-payers.
Database is the aspect we have been emphasising on as an institute and in doing this, there are so many of pockets of data we have. All the data must be harmonised to have a simple unique tax-payers identification number,” he said.

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