Effectiveness of foreign exchange market intervention in Nigeria (1970-2013)

Ahmad Azrin, Adnan and Zunaidah, Sulong and Siba, Dayyabu (2016) Effectiveness of foreign exchange market intervention in Nigeria (1970-2013). International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 6 (1). pp. 279-287. ISSN 21464138 [P]

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The instability in the value of naira have made the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) a regular actor in the foreign exchange market (FEM) in its efforts to stabilize the value of Naira and counter the disorderly behavior of the market. This paper examines the effectiveness of the CBN’s intervention operations in the FEM using annual secondary time series data of four variables. The variables are the exchange rate, money supply, net foreign asset (a proxy for intervention variable), and lending rate ranging from 1970 to 2013. The result from the Johansen Juselius cointegration test shows that the naira exchange rate, intervention variable and monetary aggregates are cointegrated. The result from the error correction model also indicates that the naira exchange rate will adjust and re-establish itself at the speed of 12% annually. Moreover, the result of the Granger causality test the CBN intervention is non-sterilized. Therefore, the CBN should provide an effective way through which its FEM intervention could be efficient and sterilized so as to ensure stability in the exchange rate and the price level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign Exchange Market, Nigeria, Exchange Rate
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Syahmi Manaf
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 04:46
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 04:46
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/7172

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