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Naira Depreciation Against Dollar Worsens: 1USD Now 215 Nigerian Naira

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Feb 21, 2015 – Naira Depreciation Hits Record Low: 1 USD Now 215 Nigerian Naira

The naira on Friday depreciated by N5 to the dollar as it traded N215 at the Bureau De Change (BDCs) segment of the official market.

It also depreciated by N7 at the black market, selling at N217 to the dollar.

A dealer, who preferred anonymity, told NAN in Lagos that the depreciation might be due to the closure of the Retail Dutch Auction System (RDAS) by the CBN.
It was closed by CBN on February 18.

NAN reports that the RDAS is a foreign exchange window at CBN where the Bureau de Change and commercial banks buy forex.

The dealer said that the CBN’s decision, which was meant to control speculations, had made other currencies to be scarce.

He also said that dealers were left to source for forex only at the interbank market unlike in the past when they had three to four segments to buy.

Besides, the naira against the pound at the BDCs exchanged for N332 from the N307 it sold on Monday.
It went for N335 at the black market from the N314 it sold four days ago.

The naira lost N5 to the Euro to sell at N240, when compared with the N235 it sold on Monday Feb.16 at the BDCs.
The currency, at the black market, traded for N244 as against the N237 it traded on Monday.




  1. bezo

    February 21, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    By next week it will hit 1us to 500 naira and that will be a great achievement for badluck administration. He deserved to be praised

  2. teddy

    February 22, 2015 at 1:11 AM

    God help this country

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