28

Sep

Bank Debtors And Businesses May Face Difficult Times As The CBN Raises Lending Rate To 15.5%

The Monetary Policy Rate was raised by the Central Bank of Nigeria to 15% on Tuesday. The Minimum Rediscounted Rate (MRR), which the CBN held at 15% until August 17, 2003, is now at its greatest level. Up until the CBN announced a new monetary policy framework in 2006, which replaced the MRR with the Monetary Policy Rate, the MRR was the rate adopted by the CBN (MPR). At the 287th Monetary Policy Meeting, CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele stated that “the decision was a move to save the naira and reduce inflation.” The rate increase was approved by all of […]

30

Aug

Japan And the African Development Bank Have Pledged $5 Billion To Assist Indebted African Countries

The Japanese government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have formed a $5 billion financial partnership to assist countries in the region experiencing debt crises. According to a statement on the AfDB website, the bank made the vow on Sunday at the eighth Tokyo international conference on African development (TICAD8) in Tunisia. The AfDB stated that the assistance would be provided during the fifth phase of the enhanced private sector assistance for Africa project (EPSA 5) from 2023 to 2025. It stated that the fund will consist of $4 billion from the existing window and an extra $1 billion from[…]

08

Aug

The Central Bank of Nigeria Advises Manufacturers To seek Loans From Organizations That Fund Development

The Central Bank of Nigeria has recommended the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to seek finance from development financing institutions such as the Development Bank of Nigeria and the Bank of Industry. Mr. Eboagwu Ezulu, Deputy Director, Financial System Stability Directorate of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), disclosed this at the first National Stakeholders Conference held in Lagos by the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB) in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) also urged commercial banks and the Organized Private Sector (OPS) to work together to[…]