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Nigeria plans to sell 70bn naira of bonds on July 15 LAGOS: Nigeria plans to sell 70 billion naira ($351.85 mln) worth of bonds next week, its seventh debt auction this year, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Tuesday. The debt office said it will issue 40 billion naira in five-year paper and 30 billion naira in the 20-year debt, using the Dutch Auction System on July 15. All are the reopening of previously issued debt. Last week the debt office said it would issue between 180 and 240 billion naira worth of bonds in the third quarter. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Nigeria's debts hit $63.5 billion: government LAGOS: Nigeria's total debts stood at 12.06 trillion naira ($63.5 billion) at the end of March this year, up from 11.2 trillion naira in December 2014, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Wednesday.Nigeria, Africa's top economy and largest oil producer, has been hammered by the 50 percent fall in global oil prices as crude sales account for more than 70 percent of government revenue. Squeezed government revenues forced this year's budget to be revised ...
Mauritius cuts 2015 growth forecast on core industry slump PORT LOUIS: Mauritius has lowered its growth forecast for 2015 to 3.8 percent from its previous estimate of 4.1 percent due to a slump in the agricultural, manufacturing and construction sectors, Statistics Mauritius said on Tuesday. A decline in fishing has hit agricultural output, a weaker performance from the textile sector has affected manufacturing figures and construction has suffered due to slower public infrastructure expansion, the statistics agency said. The agricultural sector is expected to ...
Nigeria plans to sell 180-240bn of naira bonds in Q3 LAGOS: Nigeria plans to issue 180 billion to 240 billion naira of five and 20-year bonds in the third quarter, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Monday. The DMO raised 210.22 billion naira ($1.1 billion) through government bond sales in the second quarter. The debt management office plans to sell the 15.54 percent 2020 bond at auctions in July, August and September with 35-45 billion naira on offer each month. It said it would ...
Mauritius' 182-day Treasury bills yield rises to 1.76pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 182-day Treasury bill rose to 1.76 percent at an auction on Friday from 1.72 percent at the previous sale on June 5, the central bank said. The Bank of Mauritius said it had sold all the 1 billion rupees ($29 million) worth of securities it had offered. It said it had received bids worth 2.11 billion rupees at yields ranging from 1.75 percent to 2.60 percent. Copyright ...
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank may expand Tier 1 sukuk issue by $2-3bn DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank will ask shareholders for permission to expand its existing Tier 1 sukuk issue, originally sold in 2012, by $2 billion to $3 billion, it said in a bourse filing on Thursday.The increase is subject to regulatory approval, the Abu Dhabi lender said.The Abu Dhabi lender will also ask shareholders to vote to increase the bank's capital by 168 million dirhams ($45.74 million) through a rights issue.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Kenya's 91-day Treasury bills yield falls at auction NAIROBI: The weighted average yield on Kenya's 91-day Treasury bill inched down to 8.167 percent at auction on Thursday from 8.357 percent last week, the central bank said. The bank offered 1 billion shillings ($10 million) worth of the bills, received bids worth 586 million shillings and accepted a total of 585 million shillings. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...


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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln