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Daily Naira Exchange Rates; Thursday, January 07, 2021



Naira Remains under pressure

Daily Naira Exchange Rates; Thursday, January 07, 2021

Naira exchanged at N470 against the United States Dollar on Thursday, January 07, 2021. The British Pound was sold at N628 while the Euro traded at N670 in the early hours of the day.

Daily Naira Black Market Exchange Rates

Morning * Midday** Evening *** Final Rates

Date USD GBP EURO YUAN Canadian Australian
07/01/2021 465/470 620/628 565/573 60/70 365/378 245/293
06/01/2021 465/470 620/628 565/573 60/70 365/378 245/293
05/01/2021 465/470 620/628 565/572 60/70 365/378 245/293
04/01/2021 465/470 620/628 565/572 60/70 365/378 245/293
31/12/2020 465/470 620/628 567/573 60/70 365/378 245/293
30/12/2020 465/470 620/628 567/573 60/70 365/378 245/293
29/12/2020 465/470 620/628 565/573 60/70 365/378 245/293
28/12/2020 460/465 615/625 560/570 60/70 350/367 245/293
25/12/2020 460/465 615/625 560/570 60/70 350/367 245/293
24/12/2020 460/465 615/625 560/570 60/70 350/367 245/293
23/12/2020 470/475 622/632 575/580 60/70 350/367 245/293
22/12/2020 472/476 622/630 570/578 60/70 340/362 250/295
21/12/2020 472/476 622/632 570/580 55/68 340/362 250/295
18/12/2020 472/477 622/630 570/577 55/68 340/362 250/295
17/12/2020 472/478 623/633 570/577 55/68 340/362 250/295
16/12/2020 472/476 620/627 570/576 55/68 340/362 250/295

 Bureau De Change Naira Rates

07/01/2020 460/470 615/623 550/570
06/01/2020 460/470 610/623 550/572
05/01/2020 460/470 615/624 550/572
04/01/2020 460/470 615/624 550/572
31/12/2020 460/470 600/626 550/573
30/12/2020 460/470 600/626 550/573
29/12/2020 455/475 600/626 550/573
28/12/2020 455/475 605/628 555/573
25/12/2020 455/475 600/628 550/575
24/12/2020 455/474 600/628 555/575
23/12/2020 460/475 621/632 568/580
22/12/2020 470/475 620/631 568/577
21/12/2020 470/475 620/631 568/577
18/12/2020 460/475 620/630 568/577
17/12/2020 460/475 618/633 565/580
16/12/2020 460/480 618/633 565/580

 Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Official Exchange Rates

Date Currency Buying(NGN) Central(NGN) Selling(NGN)
1/6/2021 US DOLLAR 379 379.5 380
1/6/2021 POUNDS STERLING 517.2592 517.9416 518.624
1/6/2021 EURO 467.7618 468.3789 468.996
1/6/2021 SWISS FRANC 432.5496 433.1203 433.6909
1/6/2021 YEN 3.6871 3.692 3.6969
1/6/2021 CFA 0.6914 0.7014 0.7114
1/6/2021 WAUA 548.3651 549.0886 549.812
1/6/2021 YUAN/RENMINBI 58.7224 58.8003 58.8782
1/6/2021 RIYAL 101.0289 101.1622 101.2955
1/6/2021 SOUTH AFRICAN RAND 25.3087 25.3421 25.3755

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Goldman Sachs Upgrades Pound Forecast: Sterling Expected to Reach $1.30 in Six Months



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Financial titan Goldman Sachs has revised its forecast for the British Pound, anticipating a notable uptick.

The sterling, which has already showcased resilience throughout the year, is now expected to reach $1.30 within the next six months from its previous projection of $1.20.

Data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission reveals a shift in investor sentiment with a net bullish position on the pound recorded for the first time since September during the week ending December 5.

This suggests a growing confidence among investors regarding the currency’s future trajectory.

Despite the global economic landscape facing uncertainties and challenges, the pound has maintained its standing, holding steady around $1.2545 in Asian trading on Monday.

Year to date, the sterling has demonstrated remarkable strength, securing its position as the second-best-performing currency in the Group-of-10, surpassed only by the Swiss franc.

Goldman Sachs’ updated forecast aligns with the market’s inclination towards a more optimistic view of the pound.

Analysts at the financial giant attribute this shift to the expectation of a ‘soft landing’ strategy by the Bank of England, coupled with a more restrained approach to interest rate cuts compared to other major economies.

Swaps markets also echo Goldman’s outlook, with investors pricing in approximately 85 basis points of easing by the Bank of England, a notably lower estimate compared to anticipated cuts by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.

This positions the Bank of England as a less dovish outlier in the global economic landscape.

While the pound’s current trading environment indicates positivity, analysts caution that uncertainties persist.

Nevertheless, Fidelity International remains optimistic, predicting the pound to strengthen further, possibly reaching the $1.40 level in the coming year.

The revised forecast by Goldman Sachs not only underscores the evolving dynamics in currency markets but also reflects a broader market sentiment that sees the British Pound as a robust player in the face of economic challenges.

As the global financial landscape continues to navigate uncertainties, the pound’s potential ascent to $1.30 stands as a testament to its enduring strength and investor confidence.

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Naira Plummets as UK Pound Surges to Over N1000 to £1 on Black Market

The exchange rate has reached over N1000 to £1, leaving many Nigerians worried about the future of their currency.




The Nigerian Naira has experienced a significant decline while the UK Pound has surged to unprecedented heights on the black market.

The exchange rate has reached over N1000 to £1, leaving many Nigerians worried about the future of their currency.

This alarming depreciation of the Naira against the UK Pound has been observed over the past few days, marking a distressing trend for the country’s economy.

The persistent surge in demand for the UK Pound has been a significant driving force behind this ongoing depreciation as Nigerians continue to seek opportunities and stability abroad, the demand for foreign currencies, especially the Pound, has soared.

This mounting pressure on the Naira has contributed to its decline and weakened its value against major currencies.

The depreciation of the Naira against the Pound is just one aspect of a larger issue within Nigeria’s foreign exchange market. The partial float of the Naira has redirected demand away from official rates for Personal Travel Allowance (PTA) and Business Travel Allowance (BTA), prompting more individuals to turn to the black market.

The widening gap between official and black-market exchange rates is a growing concern for analysts, as it may put additional pressure on the country’s official exchange rate market. If the supply of foreign currencies does not improve and the disparity continues to widen, further depreciation of the Naira can be expected.


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Pound to Naira Exchange Rate Hits Record Low of N1005 at Black Market



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The Naira continues its decline against global counterparts as the local currency exchanged at N1005 to a British Pound Sterling on Sunday at the black market.

Against the United States Dollar, the Nigerian Naira traded at about N815 while a unit of Euro common currency was exchanged at N870 to a Naira.

At the interbank forex section, the Nigerian Naira slid to N440.26 against the United States Dollar and dipped marginally against the Euro common currency to N431.2787. Naira, however, appreciated against the Pound to N493.2673.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other multilateral financial institutions have said the huge difference between the black market and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) managed interbank section is the bane of Nigeria’s currency racketeering.

In October 2021, Vice President Osibanjo explained why the forex differential is the reason why Nigeria continues to struggle with low capital importation and investment.

According to him, “As for the exchange rate, I think we need to move our rates to [be] as reflective of the market as possible. This, in my own respective view, is the only way to improve supply,” the vice president said.

“We can’t get new dollars into the system, where the exchange rate is artificially low. And everyone knows by how much our reserves can grow. I’m convinced that the demand management strategy currently being adopted by the CBN needs a rethink, and that is just my view.

“Anyway, all those are issues that when the CBN governor has time to address, he will be able to address in full.”

Crude Oil

Crude oil opened lower on Monday following reports that China is planning to up COVID-19 restrictions in an effort to curb the rising number of victims.

Brent crude oil, the international benchmark for Nigerian type of oil, has since pared losses to $98.66 a barrel at 11:20 am, up from $97 it opened when the news of Chinese Covid-19 was made public.


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