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Expert Predicts Rebound In Price Of Stocks

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Chief Executive Officer, Foresight Securities and Investment Ltd, Mr.Charles Fakrogha on Wednesday predicted a gradual rebound in the prices of stocks.
Fakrogha told newsmen in Lagos that it was a natural phenomenon that prices of stocks could depreciate very low to a certain stage, before it would start rebounding.
According to him, the little appreciation noticed in the prices of stocks in the past two days was as a result of the decline in prices, which have started to rise.
He said that the appreciation of the stock prices would continue to be slow, until the electioneering period elapsed.
Fakrogha said that this would continue until the second quarter of the year when the capital market was expected to stabilise.
He said that the electioneering activities and the fall in the value of the naira and crude oil prices had made local and foreign investors to withdraw or sell-off their shares.
Fakrogha said that the situation had caused sell pressure in the market that had resulted to a fall in the prices of stocks.
“A significant appreciation in the prices of stocks is likely to be observed in the market in the second quarter, when the election might be over and the economy becomes generally stabilised,” he said.
Meanwhile, the market All-Share Index for the second consecutive day improved further by 128.21 points.
The Index rose by 0.43 per cent, to close at 29,907.66, in contrast to the 29,779.45 achieved on Tuesday.
The market capitalisation, which opened at N9.945 trillion, grew by N16 billion or 0.16 per cent, to close at N9.961 trillion.
Guinness topped the gainers’ table with N2.99, to close at N131.99 per share.
Forte Oil followed with a gain of N2.98, to close at N227.98, while Unilever gained N1 to close at N34.5 per share.
PZ Cussons appreciated by 75k, to close at N27, while Seplat rose by 51k to close at N301.51 per share.
Conversely, Wapco Lafarge topped the losers’ chart with a loss of 95k, to close at N81.05 per share.
Nigerian Breweries trailed with a loss of 89k to close at N144, while Flour Mill lost 8k to close at N39 per share.
Oando Oil depreciated by 28k to close at N15.6, while Redstarex declined by 18k to close at N3.44 per share.
Reports  say that a total volume of 242.760 million shares worth N3.670 billion were traded in 3,892 deals.
This was in contrast to the 468.181 million shares valued at N4.66 billion traded in 4,346 deals on Tuesday.
Access Bank emerged the most traded stock with 31.24 million shares worth N167.83 million.
It was followed by Unilever with 28.97 million shares valued at N1.01 billion, while Diamond Bank traded 27.13 million shares worth N107.66 million.

General Manager, EMS Nigeria, Mr Osadolar Eboigbodin (left) conferring with PHCCIMA Financial Secretary, Mr Prince A. Ogidigben, during PHCCIMA council meeting in Port Harcourt, recently.        Photo: Nwiueh Donatus Ken

General Manager, EMS Nigeria, Mr Osadolar Eboigbodin (left) conferring with PHCCIMA Financial Secretary, Mr Prince A. Ogidigben, during PHCCIMA council meeting in Port Harcourt, recently. Photo: Nwiueh Donatus Ken

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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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