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Yuan Drops to Record Amid Bets PBOC Helping Exports

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China’s yuan dropped to a record low against a trade-weighted currency basket amid speculation policy makers are using recent dollar weakness to boost the competitiveness of the nation’s export.

The CFETS RMB Index, which measures the yuan against 13 exchange rates, fell to 93.78 Friday. That’s the lowest since the gauge was introduced in December. The basket usually declines when the greenback weakens because the yuan tends to rise less against the U.S. currency than its peers, said Harrison Hu, chief greater China economist at Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc in Singapore.

“The PBOC is intentionally allowing a weaker yuan as it hasn’t done any great intervention to prop up the exchange rate,” said Zhou Hao, economist at Commerzbank AG in Singapore. “A weaker currency makes more sense for China now as it helps the economy.”

China’s monetary authority was speculated to prop up the yuan during the run-up to a Group of 20 meeting in September and the yuan’s entry into the International Monetary Fund’s reserves on Oct. 1. The PBOC was then seen pulling support, leading to a 1.5 percent tumble in October as a gauge of dollar strength surged on mounting bets of Federal Reserve tightening.

Fortunes have flipped again this week, with growing unease in global markets fueled by an ABC News/Washington Post poll that placed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump one percentage point ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index has fallen 0.8 percent since Friday, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had reopened its investigation into Clinton’s use of an unauthorized e-mail server.

The yuan basket’s decline is a surprise for market watchers, with a Bloomberg survey of 21 analysts and traders last month predicting that the PBOC will keep the gauge at 94 the rest of this year. China’s exports unexpectedly shrank the most in seven months in September and industrial production fell short of estimate, increasing pressure on policy makers to take steps to support economic growth. Although manufacturing data for October painted a brighter picture.

The yuan climbed 0.02 percent to 6.7610 a dollar as of 12:03 p.m. in Shanghai on Friday, taking its gain for the week to 0.3 percent. That’s the biggest weekly advance since July. The offshore yuan traded in Hong Kong was little changed for the day and up 0.2 percent for the week.

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CBN Cracks Down: Revokes Licenses of 4,173 Bureaux De Change Operators

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revoked the operational licenses of 4,173 Bureaux De Change (BDC) operators across the country.

This action comes as the CBN exercises its authority under the Bank and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020 and the Revised Operational Guidelines for Bureaux De Change 2015.

The affected BDCs failed to adhere to essential regulatory provisions, including the payment of necessary fees for license renewal, timely rendition of returns, and compliance with CBN directives on Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), and Counter-Proliferation Financing (CPF) regulations.

Sidi Ali, the Acting Director of Corporate Communications at the CBN, explained that the revocation underscores the importance of strict adherence to regulatory guidelines in the financial sector.

The CBN also announced its intent to revise the regulatory and supervisory guidelines for Bureaux De Change operations, with compliance to be mandatory for all stakeholders.

The public has been advised to take note of the regulatory changes and act accordingly.

This crackdown underscores the CBN’s commitment to maintaining the integrity and stability of Nigeria’s financial system through stringent regulatory oversight.

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Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate Today, March 1st, 2024

As of March 1st, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,530 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

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As of March 1st, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,530 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

For those engaging in currency transactions in the Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market), buyers purchase a dollar for N1,480 and sell it at N1,470 on Thursday, February 29th, 2024 based on information from Bureau De Change (BDC).

Meaning, the Naira exchange rate declined when compared to today’s rate below.

This black market rate signifies the value at which individuals can trade their dollars for Naira outside the official or regulated exchange channels.

Investors and participants closely monitor these parallel market rates for a more immediate reflection of currency dynamics.

How Much is Dollar to Naira Today in the Black Market?

Kindly be aware that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not acknowledge the existence of the parallel market, commonly referred to as the black market.

The CBN has advised individuals seeking to participate in Forex transactions to utilize official banking channels.

Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate

  • Buying Rate: N1,530
  • Selling Rate: N1,520

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Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate Today, February 29th, 2024

As of February 29th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,480 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

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As of February 29th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,480 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

For those engaging in currency transactions in the Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market), buyers purchase a dollar for N1,600 and sell it at N1,590 on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 based on information from Bureau De Change (BDC).

Meaning, the Naira exchange rate improved when compared to today’s rate below.

This black market rate signifies the value at which individuals can trade their dollars for Naira outside the official or regulated exchange channels.

Investors and participants closely monitor these parallel market rates for a more immediate reflection of currency dynamics.

How Much is Dollar to Naira Today in the Black Market?

Kindly be aware that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not acknowledge the existence of the parallel market, commonly referred to as the black market.

The CBN has advised individuals seeking to participate in Forex transactions to utilize official banking channels.

Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate

  • Buying Rate: N1,480
  • Selling Rate: N1,470

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