Interbank Rates Drop Further, Amidst Liquidity

Rates in Nigeria’s interbank money markets dropped further on Tuesday, amidst increased Liquidity, with the overnight and Open Buy-Back rates closing at 7.50% and 8.58%.
Payment of coupon inflows is expected to hit the system to the tune of N34.71bn, even as Interbank rate closing flat at N305.80/$

Bonds Market
It experienced weak demand on most tradable FGN bond. Some traders sold down on the long end of the curve . However, participants were very uncertain about the direction of yields .

Treasury Bills
Market witnessed huge demand, riding on the back of improved system liquidity, with investors taking strategic position as they reinvested bond coupon payments.
Rates dipped by 25 basis point on the average across trading benchmark securities, just as demand was witnessed in the short to medium end of the curve.
The trend is expected to continue owing to excess Liquidity in the system.we also expect CBN to offer Primary market auction tomorrow. The last stop rate for 91,182 and 364 were 10, 10.3 and 11.50 respectively.We expect the stop rates to close lower than the previous auction due to system liquidity.
The Debt Management Office (DMO) is expected to rollover N5.85bn, N26.60bn and N145.96bn of the 91-day, 182-day and 364-day bills on Wednesday.

Analyst: Judith Idialu,