Nigeria reserve bank raises policy rate by 50 basis points By Reuters

© Reuters. SUBMIT PICTURE: A view of Reserve bank of Nigeria headquaters beside National Ecumenical Centre in Abuja, Nigeria November 23, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s reserve bank raised its primary financing rate by 50 basis indicate 18.50% in a choice revealed on Wednesday.

The rate choice follows information revealed previously in the day that first-quarter development slowed, and ahead of next week’s swearing-in of Nigeria’s president-elect Bola Tinubu who has actually guaranteed to restore the economy and battle the increasing expense of living.

Inflation has actually stayed raised in Africa’s greatest economy, wearing down cost savings and earnings. Recently information revealed inflation sped up in April to a more than 17-year high above 22%.


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