Naira appreciates at I&E window as foreign reserves records first gain in two weeks

Written by on August 5, 2022

The exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar Thursday, 4th August 2022 closed at N428.12/$1 at the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window, where forex is traded officially.

Naira closed higher on Thursday, with a 0.25% appreciation against the US dollar to close at N428.12/$1 compared to N429.2/$1 recorded in the previous trading session. A total of $110.22 million was traded on Thursday, representing a 100.955% decrease when compared to the $123.78 million traded on Wednesday.

On the other hand, at the peer-to-peer market, naira fell to N651/$1 on Friday morning from N616.66/$1 recorded as of the same time on Thursday, representing a 5.6% decline compared to the previous day.

Nigeria’s external reserves rose for the first time in over two weeks, gaining marginally by 0.01% to stand at $39.07 billion from $39.07 billion recorded in the previous day. The reserve level had depreciated for eleven consecutive days, largely due to the constant intervention by the apex bank in the I&E window.

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