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CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in January 2021
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CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in January 2021

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that a survey conducted by its Statistics Department showed that the naira is projected to further depreciate in January next year. According to the report titled, ‘December 2020 Business Expectations Survey Report’, there might also be a steady rise in the interest rate from December till the next six months, Punch reports. Nigeria’s currency fell to its lowest on November 30, 2020, when it exchanged for N500/$1. Since then, the dollar has been lingering between N460 and N470. As of Friday, however, one dollar exchanged for N465 in the parallel market. Recall that the Nigerian economy fell into its second recession in five years on November 21, 2020. Reports say the recession is the worst in 36 years, according to the data obtained from the Wo...