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DMO Commemorates the Listings of Eurobonds and Sukuk on NGX

Debt Management Office (DMO) has leveraged the Closing Gong ceremony of Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) to commemorate the listing of a Triple-Tranche $4billion Eurobonds, $1.25billion Eurobonds and the N250billion Sukuk on the Exchange.

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Debt Management Office (DMO) has leveraged the Closing Gong ceremony of Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) to commemorate the listing of a Triple-Tranche $4billion Eurobonds, $1.25billion Eurobonds and the N250billion Sukuk on the Exchange.

The event which took place on Thursday, 28 July 2022, featured the management of DMO led by Ms Patience Oniha, Director General and other facilitators of the transactions.

Temi Popoola, CEO, NGX, in his remarks, assured stakeholders of the Exchange’s capacity to be a veritable platform for listings and trading instruments. Speaking on the renewed focus of the NGX brand, he said, “We realise that we also need to diversify our business model by attracting new and young Nigerians to the capital market. Events like this are important to us because it gives us the opportunity to diversify the narrative of the Nigerian capital market and we will do everything we can to attach the necessary visibility to make sure that these instruments can trade efficiently, just as we continue the story around the market.”

On the important role the DMO plays in the Nigerian story, Mr Popoola commended the DG for making the Debt market transparent to all Nigerians and for making it easy to see the journey and the developments happening in the Nigerian debt story.

Speaking on the impact of these listings, Ms. Patience Oniha, Director General, DMO said the collaborations with NGX were in furtherance of the development of the Nigerian economy as the issuance of the securities is being used to fund government projects. “The Sukuk transaction which began in 2017, gradually improved with the first two transactions being N100BN and the last one now at N250 Billion. With all the work market operators are doing, people are now getting more familiar and comfortable with these transactions. At DMO, we are supporting the government and creating more investment opportunities just as we are also collectively supporting securities transactions at NGX.”

DMO had listed on NGX, the Triple-Tranche US$4.00 Billion Eurobonds consisting of 6.125% US$1.25BN NOTES DUE SEP 2028; 7.375% US$1.5BN NOTES DUE SEP 2023; and, 8.25% US$1.25BN NOTES DUE SEP 2051, on Monday 31 January 2022. Other securities listed on the Exchange are the N250.00 Billion 10-year 13.00% Ijarah Sukuk Due 2031 and the 8.375% US$1.25BN Eurobond DUE MAR 2029, on Tuesday, 5 July 2022 and Thursday, 7 July 2022 respectively.

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FMAN Elects New Excos as Coronation Asset M.D, Aig-Imoukhuede Emerges as President

FMAN has elected the Managing Director of Coronation Asset Management Limited, Mr. Aigbovbioise Aig-Imoukhuede as the new President-elect of the association.

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Fintech CEO: Rate Hikes & Inflation Spell Different Reality than Stock Market

Since its low in June, the S&P has seen a bump of 18%, while the NASDAQ has risen roughly 20%

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Since its low in June, the S&P has seen a bump of 18%, while the NASDAQ has risen roughly 20%. This week, both Morgan Stanley and BlackRock analysts have noted that the recent bounce likely won’t continue. One Fintech exec, who has been sounding the warning bells on the economy for the better part of the past year, speaks on the current state of affairs.

“As soon as we saw the trajectory of the pandemic-related spending bills, anybody with basic economic knowledge knew that inflation was going to be a concern. What most didn’t anticipate was the land war in Eastern Europe that only exacerbated energy costs and supply chain issues,” said Richard Gardner, CEO of Modulus, a US-based developer of ultra-high-performance trading and surveillance technology that powers global equities, derivatives, and digital asset exchanges.

“As inflation, which was nudged higher by pandemic-related supply chain shortages which still haven’t fully abated, began to affect household budgets, it was clear that rate hikes were coming. The 75 basis point hikes were historic, but all indicators show that additional increases will be necessary. The increases are only starting to ripple across the economy,” said Gardner.

“There was some excitement over July’s CPI, but the reality is that this economy isn’t back on track. The excitement and celebration is a bit too soon, and I think the fundamentals still show that. Given the market’s recent boon, I think you’re starting to see an influx of FOMO, and that’s not painting the full picture,” said Gardner.

Modulus is known throughout the financial technology segment as a leader in the development of ultra-high frequency trading systems and blockchain technologies. Modulus has provided its exchange solution to some of the industry’s most profitable digital asset exchanges, including a well-known multi-billion-dollar cryptocurrency exchange. Over the past twenty years, the company has built technology for the world’s most notable institutions, with a client list which includes NASA, NASDAQ, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Barclays, Siemens, Shell, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Cornell University, and the University of Chicago.

“Right now could be a great time for companies to work on new projects and get them ready to bring to market. It is a great time for R&D, and, for the companies that planned for this economic upheaval, it is a time to poach top talent that find themselves laid-off. In particular, it is a great time for startups that just completed a major funding round. They’ll have the financial resources to weather the storm while competitors may begin to struggle with liquidity,” said Gardner.

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FirstBank Commemorates 2022 International Youth Day, Dedicating the Week to Celebrating the Youth

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its commemoration of the 2022 International Youth Day, globally celebrated today, 12 August 2022.

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its commemoration of the 2022 International Youth Day, globally celebrated today, 12 August 2022 and themed “Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages.” 

The International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. The Day also amplifies the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leave no one behind.

Leading up to the day, the Bank dedicated the week of 8 – 12 August with a lineup of activities to reiterate its commitment to Youth Empowerment.

As a Bank renowned for its role in developing the economy through sustainable employment and entrepreneurship endeavours, the 2022 edition of the Youth Week will promote economic empowerment and employment, digital technology, and education as its focus during the celebration.

The Youth Week comprises various activities, including a Fashion illustration workshop, Design skill training, Gen Z/Millennial Webinar and many more exciting activities. These activities would give participants opportunities to win various exciting gift items.

Under the First@arts program, the Bank will empower the youths through Artistry Workshop Sessions & Arts Classes. Interested in the art of fashion design and illustrations, visit the Bank’s social media handles – Instagram: @firstbanknigeria, Facebook: First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Twitter: @FirstBankngr – for information on how you can be among 10 lucky winners to have the opportunity to learn the business of fashion at Claire Idera fashion studio.

Likewise, the Creative design workshop will enable youths design skill training; design thinking principles and their application in the context of layout, typefaces and colour. Interested youths can also participate on the FirstBank social media handles, where 25 lucky winners will be selected to learn the Art of Design at Geneza School of Designs.

Commemorating the Youth Week, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank said: ‘’We remain committed to celebrating the younger demography whose voices, actions, vigour, and tireless participation in the political, economic, and social activities have continued to birth major contributions towards the sustainable development of Africa and the world at large. The planned activities will promote better collaboration and solidarity across generations to foster successful and equitable relationships, and partnerships thereby ensuring “no one is left behind” and empowering everyone to leverage their full potential toward achieving the much-desired Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This Youth demography has a striking significance for us at FirstBank with the Millennials and Gen Zs constituting almost 60% of our workforce. This shows that youths are an integral part of our organisation and every country where we operate”, he concluded.

For more information and participation in the Youth Week, kindly visit the bank’s verified social media platforms; Instagram: @firstbanknigeria, Facebook: First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Twitter: @FirstBankngr

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