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Bank deposits rise by N5.33bn in January

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Banks’ deposits rose marginally by N5.33 billion in January thus reversing negative trend recorded in December. However, the naira depreciated to its lowest level in the parallel market last week with the exchange rate rising to N506 per dollar in the market.

Meanwhile Nigeria’s Eurobond appreciated last week due to upsurge in demand which halted three weeks of decline. Banks are mandated to keep 22.5 percent of their total deposit as Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Consequently, the apex bank, on a monthly basis, debits banks for 22.5 percent of any increase in bank deposit for the month.  However, if banks record decline in deposit, the CBN credits the industry 22.5 percent of that decline in deposit.

Investigations reveal that the CBN debited banks N1.2 billion last week for CRR for January, implying that banks’ deposit rose by N5.3 billion. Banks’ deposits rise by N5.33bn in January.

 

 

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