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  • Nigeria – Inflation quickened in run-up to elections - Updated Tue April 7, 2015

    The headline Standard Chartered-Premise Consumer Price Tracker for Nigeria rises 0.6% m/m in March • Price rises in several categories are offset by weak demand for discretionary meat and fish products • Impact of election spending and FX weakness...

  • Nigeria – March BSI rises to 61.0 from series-low - Updated Tue March 31, 2015

    Nigeria’s March BSI increases to 61.0 from a series-low of 57.9 in February • Output and orders rise to their highest levels since December 2014 • FX availability may yet emerge as a constraint on business sentiment...

  • Nigeria – SC-PCPT up; monetary policy seen on hold - Updated Mon March 9, 2015

    The Standard-Chartered Premise Consumer Price Tracker shows a 0.4% m/m increase in February Price pressures are more pronounced following an end to FX subsidies via the RDAS We expect pressure on the FX rate to be sustained ahead of planned electi...

  • Nigeria – February BSI hits a series low - Updated Fri February 27, 2015

    February BSI falls to a series low of 57.9 from 58.8 in January • Near-term political uncertainty and softer oil prices continue to weigh on the indicator • Falls in production and supplier delivery times indicate a slowdown in activity...

  • Nigeria stops RDAS FX sales - Updated Wed February 18, 2015

    Event • According to a statement published by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the RDAS/ WDAS window under which foreign exchange was previously available at a subsidised rate will effectively be discontinued. Going forward, all demand for FX wi...

  • Nigeria – The SC-PCPT and delayed elections - Updated Mon February 9, 2015

    The Standard Chartered-Premise Consumer Price Tracker reveals a 0.5% m/m decline in January prices • Lower oil prices may be offsetting upward influences on prices of staples, including NGN weakness • Our tracker shows minimal inflationary pressur...

  • Nigeria – January 2015 BSI falls sharply - Updated Fri January 30, 2015

    Business sentiment fell to 58.8 in January, after reaching a series-high in December • All five components that make up the headline BSI fell in January, reflecting challenging conditions • However, 21 out of the total 31 indicators remain above t...

  • 19-Jan – A cold December in China - Updated Sun January 18, 2015

    Top 3 data/events • Malaysia – Growth concerns put downward pressure on rates • Nigeria – Monetary policy rate expected to stay on hold • Turkey – CBRT will most likely keep rates unchanged • Market focus • Growth momentum remains weak in Chin...

  • Nigeria – SC-PCPT fell 0.17%m/m in December - Updated Wed January 7, 2015

    We present the fourth monthly Standard Chartered-Premise Consumer Price Tracker for Nigeria • Our SC-PCPT reveals a 0.17% m/m decline in consumer staples in December • This followed a more pronounced price increase in November • Pass-through from...

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