02 February 2012, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Local and international financial market update.
USA : The yield on US government bonds increases yesterday in anticipation of a improved US employment data which is expected for January. The benchmark US 10 year yield rose 2bps to 1.84%. Some analysts expect yields on US treasury yields to increase towards the end of the year due to a positive trend in employment.
NIGERIA : The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Lamido Sanusi, on Tuesday cautioned the National Assembly against increasing the 2012 Budget oil price benchmark from $70 per barrel to between $75 and $80 per barrel saying such moves would further exert pressure on the country’s foreign reserves.
Bonds – With the MPC holding rates stable and the money markets liquid demand fed into the market on Wednesday with the concentration on the relatively higher yielding securities. The 10.70% FGN MAY 2018 came off 14bps, while the 5.50% FGN FEB 2013 originally dipped about 30 bps but closed down 12bps on the day.
Bills – With yet another OMO offer of N100bio on Wednesday aimed at mopping up liquidity, the market was bearish as expectation of higher yields than currently available in secondary lead the market to sel. Rates went up on the longer dated maturities an average 20bps as most of the activity was concentrated
Money Market – OBB & unsecured rates are 13.00% & 13.50% respectively. Rates are being kept low by the liquidity in the money markets at the moment with the market up about N312bio to open today.
CBN WDAS SPOT: The CBN offered and sol USD250M. The Marginal Bid Rate was 158.27 (including the 1% CBN commission). Appreciation of 35 kobo since last auction.
Hi Low Close Prev.Close
USD/NGN 161.15/25 161.00/10 161.05/15 161.06/16
NIBOR(%) LIBOR (%)
O/N 13.5833 USD 1 month 0.2640
7 Day 14.0417 USD 2 month 0.3925
30 Day 14.5417 USD 3 month 0.5371
60 Day 14.8750 USD 6 month 0.7725
90 Day 15.2500 USD 12 month 1.0907
Y/Y Consumer Inflation December 2011 : 10.30%
FX Reserves: 27 January 2012 (USD bn) 34.41
Source: FMD and CBN