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CBN tightens further as inflation threats mount

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s decision to raise its policy rate by 50bp, to 18.50%, reaffirmed that officials continue to focus on tackling high and rising inflation at the expense of supporting the struggling economy. The increasing likelihood of fuel subsidy cuts and a devaluation of the naira under the incoming Tinubu administration means that the risks are tilted towards further tightening in the coming months.

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