Business Leaders Top10 Videos of Jan 2013

FirstBank launches Premium banking Lounge

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has opened lounges in Lagos and Abuja, designed to provide priority services, comfort, security, luxury, as well as access to financial advisory services to customers. This report takes a look at the facility and customers that can benefit from this service.

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Interview With Segun George, VP DLM On FIMM & Retail Bonds Trading

Dunn Loren Merrified through its Vice President Mr Segun George has expressed delight after being named as one of the five Market Makers for fixed income market and Retail bonds trading.

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Portfolio Diversification Through Retail Bonds Trading & Fixed Income Market Making

Since the first reissuance of Bonds in 2003, the DMO has raised trillions of Naira for the financing of public projects and the revival of the FGN Bond Market has spurred State Governments to raise funds via Bond Issuance. However, the NSE is setting up the Retail Bond Market to complement Over the Counter Trading (OTC) but to complement the structure by opening up participation in the Bond space to retail investors who otherwise would have been excluded.
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Oando's Right Issue, Market Sentiments & Investors - A New Lease?

The deal between Oando Plc and ConocoPhillips was, according to market analysts, among the top 40 investment/deals in Africa for 2012. The deal worth $1.79bn saw Oando acquire COP's entire business interest in Nigeria and thereafter commenced on Dec 28, 2012, the process of raising N54.6bn on the NSE and the JSE through the issuance of rights. We intend to observe a watching brief on this stock and in this first part of the report, provide random views of some Shareholders, Stockbrokers and Analysts.....
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Managing Retirement - Lessons for Professionals.

In Nigeria, not so many are now able to provide for themselves at old age . In this Interview, Accountant and Pensioner, Mr. R.K. Tukuru takes a look at what went wrong and how can the country can improve on the pension reform process.

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IFC Issues $50m 'Naija Bond' to Boost Nigeria's Market

The International Finance Corporation's N8bn($50m) bond has been admitted into the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The Vice President and Treasurer, IFC, Mr. Jingdong Hua, said the bond would be used to support IFC's development projects in Nigeria. Hua said Nigeria's capital markets received a fillip last year when the country's bonds were admitted to JP Morgan's emerging market Government Bond Index. Hua also noted that Nigeria's capital markets received a fillip last year when the country's bonds were admitted to JP Morgan's emerging market Government Bond Index.
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The Essence of the Business Confidence Index (BCI) by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry

After a survey by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and industry that employed the OECD methodology, A Business Confidence Index of Q1, 2013 has been released. Reports show that aggregate BCI scores in Nigeria is currently low at 10.5%. Findings were carried out by the LCCI from 14 sectors, 37 subsectors and 844 top Business Executives over a period of one month.

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The CBN Autonomy Debate: How ready is Nigeria

Top Business Analyst, Mr Wale Oluwo examines the issues around CBN autonomy as reps have called for a separate institution to charge of monetary policy Countries like the United state of America and Britain have adopted models that address the issues of Autonomy and separation of duties for their central bank .Is Nigeria ready for such .


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Sight & Sound as UBA Completes Listing of all Entities

Watch how one of Nigeria's leading financial institution, United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) completed the Listing of all its Entities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. This is as UBA Capital and African Prudential Registrars have become stand alone companies after the Bank divested from non-commercial banking business in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria's directive.

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Tackling the challenges in the Nigerian economy

Nigeria is a country blessed with human, mineral and natural resources and When it comes to starting a business in this country, the potentials are so great for any investor or entrepreneur. However, many have cited some of the challenges of doing business in Nigeria as the major reason why they are beginning to look elsewhere and are considering countries like Ghana and Benin Republic. These challenges include lack of infrastructure, inconsistent government policies, inadequate security, and poor power supply. in this interview, Dutchman and managing director of First Aluminum Nigeria plc , Mr Ben Elfrink shares his thoughts with us on the Nigerian economy.
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