CBN Reviews Foreign Currency Trading Position of Banks to 0.1% of SHF

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10.25AM/CBN

 

Further to the Circular Ref: TED/FEM/FPC/GEN/01/029 of December 18, 2014, authorized dealers are hereby notified that the daily Foreign Currency Trading positions of banks have been reviewed with immediate effect.

 

Accordingly, authorized dealers are required to maintain 0.1% maximum open limit of their Shareholders' Fund (SHF) unimpaired by losses as Foreign Currency Trading Position at close of each business day.

 

In addition, banks are required to utilize funds purchased from the autonomous/interbank Foreign Exchange Market within 72hours from the value date, failing such funds must be returned to the CBN for re-purchase at the Bank's buying rate.

 

Please note and ensure strict compliance.

 

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