Saturday, September 01, 2018 2:00PM / Proshare Content
Nigeria: Economic Dashboard @ 310818
From the Editor’s Desk
The total number of individuals registered under the Pension Asset and Scheme Act stood at 8.13 million at the end of the second quarter of 2018, reflecting a 7.11% increase compared to the previous quarter. The rise in membership was largely due to an increase in state and private membership by 5% and 3%, respectively.
At the same time, the total asset within the purview of the pension asset management stood at N8.23 trillion at the end of second quarter of 2018, reflecting a 3.6% increase compared to the previous quarter. The increase was largely driven by an increase in government securities as it rose from N5.589 trillion at the end of first quarter 2018 to N5.823 trillion, thus reflecting a 4.2% increase in government securities.
This dynamic further widened the weight of federal government security as a whole from 70.37% to 70.5%. Therefore both policy response and the underlining fundamentals further embolden concentration in the asset class under review. It also highlights the captive nature of the money market. In the same vein, corporate bonds also increased from N390.44 billion to N408.96 billion, thus reflecting an increase by 4.67%.
The breather from short circuiting the domestic money market space by the fiscal side and hunt for higher rates sweetened the appetite for corporate bonds. Thus lifting the weight held by corporate bonds slightly from 4.92% to 4.96%. Local money market securities also rose from N651 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2018 to N736 billion, the 1.13% increase was as a result of replenishing short term security. Thus the weight of local money market securities buffered from 8.2% to 8.95%.
Domestic equity class, fell from N734 billion in the first quarter of 2018 to N709.15 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2018. The 3.3% shave in the domestic equity class pinpointing to the current bloodletting in the equity market. This eventually puts the equity asset class on a back foot the weight held is diluted from 9.25% to 8.62% However, the foreign ordinary shares asset class rose from N60.805 at the end of the first quarter of 2018 to N61.37 billion at the end of the second quarter.
Monday, September 03, 2018
, will this day be marked down by the NSE; having declared a dividend of N0.15 in the preceding week.
Japan, China, Spain, the United Kingdom and European Union will this day release their Manufacturing PMI Report for August 2018.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
The Young Africa Initiative (YALI) will this day commence its “Accountability & Transparency Summit 2018” in Abuja, while the Nigeria International Agro Chemical and Agro Equipment Expo commences on the same day in Kano.
Pearl Awards Nigeria will inaugurate its Board of Governors this Tuesday at Sheraton Hotel Ikeja, Lagos.
Canada, the United States and Switzerland will this day release their Manufacturing PMI Report for August 2018.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Patient Safety Movement in collaboration with the Lagos State Safety Commission will this day hold its Patient Safety Dialogue in Lagos.
Canada and the United States will this day release their Trade Balance Report for July 2018, while Australia will release its GDP Report for Q2 2018.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
The 3rd NESH-NXT ANNUAL CONFERENCE will commence this day in Lagos for young entrepreneurs.
The National Bureau of Statistics is scheduled to release the Road Transportation Data Report for Q1-Q2 2018 this day, while Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc will be marked down on this day by the NSE.
Australia will this day release its Trade Balance Report for July 2018, while Switzerland will release its GDP Report for Q2 2018.
Friday, September 07, 2018
Germany and France will this day release their Trade Balance Report for July 2018, while the E.U. releases its GDP Report for Q2 2018.
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