Cautious trading ahead of Nigeria’s bond auction
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Traders say they expect a mixed session today, as investors take a cautious approach ahead of Wednesday’s auction. Chioma Udu, Forex Dealer at GT Bank joins CNBC Africa to preview the fixed income and forex market.
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