[BUSINESS NEWS] NIGERIAN STOCKS RECORD 0.34% LOSS AS H1 EARNINGS TRICKLE IN.

THE FIRST TRADING DAY OF THIS WEEK, FINISHED BEARISH ON MONDAY, WITH THE NIGERIAN STOCK EXCHANGE ENDING 0.34 PERCENT LOWER, AND THE YEAR-TO-DATE RETURNS CLOSING AT -2.55 PERCENT.

AT THE CLOSE OF TRANSACTIONS, THE ALL SHARE INDEX, WHICH CLOSED AT 37,393 POINTS LAST FRIDAY, WENT DOWN BY 126 POINTS TODAY TO FINISH AT 37,267 POINTS.

SIMILARLY, THE MARKET CAPITALIZATION, WHICH ENDED AT N13.6 TRILLION IN THE PREVIOUS SESSION, REDUCED BY N46 BILLION TO SETTLE AT N13.5 TRILLION.