NSE to Organise Webinar on Financial Services Sector
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has announced that it will host a financial services Webinar on Thursday, 8 October 2020 to discuss how to move the industry forward post COVID-19.
In a statement released on Friday, the Exchange said the webinar will bring together market stakeholders to share valuable experiences on how to better manage the impact of COVID-19 as well as discuss the future of the nation’s financial market to chart a new route to a sustainable future.
The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, CON, and the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Lamido Yuguda are some of the experts expected to grace the event.
Speaking about the webinar, the Chief Executive Officer, NSE, Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON, noted that, “The world is facing unprecedented challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Considering this, the global financial system remains an area of potential risk, with record levels of market volatility and growing concern around credit losses and its attendant impact on overall asset quality, capital, and liquidity. Governments, regulators, and international organizations have moved rapidly to address the economic collapse and financial fallout, but questions remain around how policy should continue to evolve to preserve financial stability. With this webinar, we envision that the insights gathered will lead to actionable solutions, policies, and measures that can mitigate current and emerging financial stability risks.”
Some of the other confirmed speakers for the event include Ms. Aishah Ahmad, Deputy Governor, CBN; Mr. Mitchell Elegbe, MD/CEO, Interswitch; Mr. Bolaji Balogun, CEO, Chapel Hill Denham; Mr. Kunle Elebute, Managing Partner, KPMG Nigeria; Prof. Yinka David- West, Academic Director, Information Systems & Digital Transformation, Lagos Business School; Mr. Chinua Azubike, MD/CEO, InfraCredit; and Mr. Eric Idaihi, Partner/Co-Founder, Verod Capital.
Global Markets Rise on Stimulus Hopes – but Avoid ‘Buy Everything’ Mindset
Global stock markets have been cheered on hopes of fresh fiscal stimulus in the U.S. imminently – but investors must avoid the ‘buy everything’ mindset, warns the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and fintech organisations.
The comments from Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group, follows House Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi saying over the weekend that she was “optimistic” regarding a stimulus deal before the presidential election on 3 November.
In Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.5% and Japan’s Nikkei climbed 1.1%, South Korea’s Kospi advanced 0.22%, Australia rose on the day, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.85%.
Meanwhile, London’s FTSE rose 0.6%, Germany’s Dax rose 0.9% and the Europe-wide Stoxx 600 climbed 0.8%.
U.S. futures also pointed higher.
Mr Green notes: “The possibility of a fresh fiscal stimulus shot in the U.S. – the world’s largest economy – is acting as a catalyst in driving global stocks higher.
“Investors are moving now to buy stocks to bolster their portfolios ahead of the announcements in the coming days when prices will jump even higher – so they’re taking advantage of what they see as the current lower entry points.”
He continues: “Once again, we’re seeing that few things can fuel markets like a stimulus injection – or even the possibility of one.
“Clearly, investors are not wanting to miss the boat, but they must also avoid the ‘buy everything’ mindset for two reasons.
“First, the markets are now assuming that the new stimulus is a done deal – it is not. If negotiations collapse, the market correction could be significant.
“Second, not all shares are created equal and stock markets are heavily unbalanced at the moment. A handful of firms in a handful of sectors are bringing up entire indexes.
“An experienced fund manager will help investors seek those most likely to generate and build their wealth over the long-term.”
The deVere CEO concludes: “Investing over the long-term on stock markets remains, as ever, one of the best and proven ways to accumulate wealth.
“However, investors must remember not to be complacent when an upbeat mood takes over the markets.”
Again, Nigerian Stock Exchange Remains Unchanged as Investors Stay on Sideline
The Nigerian Stock Exchange Was Unchanged on Thursday as Investors Stay on Sideline
Social unrest amid economic uncertainty continues to dictate sentiment of the Nigerian Stock Exchange as the bourse remained unchanged for the second straight day on Thursday.
Investors traded 342.193 million shares worth N5.039 billion in 4,048 transactions during the trading hours of Thursday.
The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange settled at N14.815 trillion, the same value it closed on Wednesday.
Similarly, the Nigerian Stock Exchange Index remained unchanged at 28,344.04 index points as investors stay on the sideline to assess the ongoing youth protests in the country.
In terms of the volume traded, UBA led with 92.871 million shares valued at N613.559 million. This was followed by Zenith Bank with 67.233 million shares worth N1.349 billion. See the details below.
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Nigerian Stock Exchange Closed Flat on Wednesday Despite Guinness, GTBank, Others Gaining
Stock Market Unchanged on Wednesday
The Nigerian Stock Exchange closed flat on Wednesday after gaining about N5 billion on Tuesday.
Investors traded 218.425 million shares valued at N3.139 billion in 3,896 transactions during the trading hours of Wednesday. Suggesting that investors are holding back to assess the potential of the bourse to sustain the ongoing momentum above the current level.
The Exchange rose above N15.100 trillion last week for the first time in 5 years shortly after the central bank reduced the nation’s monetary policy rate by 100 basis points to stimulate growth. However, economic uncertainties surrounding the projected third-quarter recession and the ongoing youth protest has started impacting business sentiment.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation of listed equities remained unchanged at N14.815 trillion while the Nigerian Stock Exchange index remained flat at 28,344.33 basis points.
Zenith Bank led top traded stocks by volume with 53.046 million shares valued at N1.061 billion. Followed by UBA’s 33.461 million shares worth N223.402 million. See the details below.
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