Stocks: Investors search for locked value

By TESLIM SHITTA-BEY As the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s All Shares Index (ASI) dips below a year-to-date yield of below 5 per cent (3.01 per cent at the close of the previous week) a growing number of investors have opted to search for hidden values opportunities.So far that has proven difficult but not impossible. NSE market indices extend loses 441.16 More...

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By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, May 20th, 2018
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UBA’s Uzoka steps out of the shadows

By TESIM SHITTA-BEY United Bank for Africa (UBA) has had a chequered history of good times and bad times but with its blazing first quarter (Q1) 2018 results setting the tone for a new twist in the tale analysts More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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The spreadsheet…Fidelity Bank tackles economic headwinds

By TESLIM SHITTA-BEY   First quarter (Q1) 2018 results for Fidelity bank, according to analysts, has been far from investors dreams but it has also not been a bad run, as the bank’s net interest income (a More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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The Zenith spreadsheet…Peter Amangbo and Zenith Banks winning strategy

By TESLIM SHITTA-BEY Zenith Bank has been just as enigmatic as its Chairman, Jim Ovia. Started in 1990 the bank evolved into the average eastern trader’s go-to bank. Transaction time was swift, rates steep but More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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Kings of Broad Street: GT, ZENITH, UBA, ACCESS

BY OKEY ONYENWEAKU As the banking industry gets tighter with narrowing operating margins and tougher competition for retail customers, the big four financial institutions are revising their strategies and setting More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Four Charts and two theories: Explaining Nigeria’s economic dilemma

Godwin Emefiele, the usually taciturn Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), governor smugly remarked that the country could not afford an interest rate reduction because the economy was still fragile and that it was in More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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The market has been on its knees, but darkness ends now…Kayode Okunola

Kayode Okunola takes his stocking broking knowledge seriously, no more so than in these times of crippling recession when listed companies seem to be dropping market values like nine pins. Nevertheless, despite More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
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The market has been on its knees, but darkness ends now – Kayode Okunola

Kayode Okunola takes his stocking broking knowledge seriously, no more so than in these times of crippling recession when listed companies seem to be dropping market values like nine pins. Nevertheless, despite More...

By Vera Olubi On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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We are all T-bill junkies now

Treasury Bills (government IOU’s) used to be obscure creatures small and fragile, hiding in the deeper recess of the economy. Indeed, as recently as the year 2000 the total value of T-Bills in issue was N898.3 More...