Forex Intervention: CBN injects $311.5m, CNY15m into Retail SMIS
From Ngozi Onyeakusi — The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday October 4, 2019, made an intervention of $311.5million in the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) and CNY 15million in the spot and short-tenored forwards segment of the inter-bank foreign market.
The Director, Corporate Communications Department at the CBN, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, confirmed the latest injection, disclosing that “the dollar interventions were for customers in the agricultural, airlines, petroleum products and raw materials and machinery sectors, while the yuan component was for payment of renminbi denominated letters of credit for agriculture as well as raw materials”.
Mr. Okorafor further said that the market continued to enjoy stability, owing to the regular interventions by the Bank, which he said has also guaranteed a stable exchange rate for the Naira. He assured that the Bank’s Management would remain committed to ensuring that all the sectors of the forex market continue to enjoy access to the needed foreign exchange.
Meanwhile, $1 exchanged for N357 at the Bureau de Change (BDC) segment of the foreign exchange market, while CNY1 exchanged at N47.