NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH JANUARY, 2018]




Below are the headlines found on The Businessday Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 8th January, 2018.


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
With optimism that stocks would extend the gains seen in 2017 in the New Year, analysts have identified stocks that could drive such a rally. The All Share Index was up 42 percent in 2017 making it the third best performing stock market globally. Some of the stocks that drove the rally in 2017 include; []The post Dangote Cement, Zenith, UBA, Diamond, GTBank, UACN, Flour Mills top analysts stock picks in 2018...


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Seven out of the ten equity based funds outperformed the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in 2017 as passive investors continues to sweat their cash by giving it to fund managers to invest for them. Available data from the Nigerian Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) indicates that the Legacy Equity fund delivered 58 percent returns on []The post The 7 Nigerian mutual funds that 'beat the market' in 2017 appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The recent fire incident reported on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline (ELP), a natural gas pipeline which supplies gas from Escravos region of the Niger Delta area to Lagos, has shown the urgency of commencing work on the supporting route. After several postponements, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in October 2016 announced that the ongoing Escravos-Lagos []The post Nigeria cannot afford further delay on Escravos II pipeline project appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can tru 


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti is the Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment. Durosinmi-Etti tells JOSEPHINE OKOJIE, in this interview, that Lagos is investing in creating an enabling environment that to generate opportunities for jobs and wealth creation while opening up the value chains of other sectors of the economy. Can you give us an overview []The post 'Lagos to create ICT hub for technoprenuers' appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Banks in Africa's largest economy could reward shareholders with a bumper dividend in 2018 as accumulated profit has soared, giving an impetus to capital. Investors attach a strong attachment dividend because that income in the form of cash flow guarantees them a return on investment. Analysts are of the view that banks that have a []The post Banks could pay bumper dividends as retained earnings soar appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
After two years of fruitless efforts to bring Pyongyang to the negotiating table, North Korea finally announced on Sunday it will be sending a five-member delegation for talks with South Korea. The high-level talks which is the first formal dialogue between both the North and South Korea, in more than two years, is expected to []The post Nuclear tests: North Korea bows to pressure, ready for talks appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 




Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Investors are advised to avoid these stocks as they have remained stagnant with no price movements as of the last day of 2017 and there are no prognoses of improved conditions this year. Some of these firms are zombie stocks or living dead as they continue to operate even though they are insolvent or near []The post Investors should steer clear of these stocks appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
China's foreign exchange reserves rose to $3.14 trillion in December, their highest in more than a year, blowing past economists' estimates, central bank data showed on Sunday. Notching up their 11th straight month of gains, reserves added $20.2 billion in December to hit the record $3.14 trillion, the highest since September 2016 and the biggest []The post China's foreign exchange reserves hit $3.14 trillion appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Analysts see an upside in Seplat development Corporation Company (Seplat) Plc's earnings as balance sheet deleveraging will pave the way for dividend payment. 'With the significant deleveraging in the balance sheet based on our estimates there is clear capacity for enhanced shareholder return via resumption of dividend payments in 2018,' said analysts at ARM Securities []The post Analysts see upsides in Seplats' earnings on balance sheet deleveraging appeared first on Busines 


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Malaysia's government said Saturday it had given approval to a private company to resume the search for the wreckage of MH370, almost four years after the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the government had approved a proposal from US-based exploration company Ocean Infinity to search for []The post Malaysia approves private search for MH370 appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Steinhoff International Holdings NV, the South African retailer laid low by an accounting scandal, is selling one of its more high-flying assets as it seeks liquidity to keep itself alive. The owner of U.K. discounter Poundland and bedding supplier Mattress Firm in the U.S. is in discussions with a potential buyer of a 2006 Gulfstream []The post Steinhoff to sell $25 million Gulfstream Jet as Funds Ebb appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Malaysia's opposition coalition on Sunday named 92-year old former premier Mahathir Mohamad as its prime ministerial candidate for a general election that must be called by August. With the country's most popular opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in jail, Mahathir is seen as the biggest threat for 64 year-old Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is engulfed []The post 92 year-old Mahathir to run as PM in Malaysia appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
If there was any game changer for Nigeria's manufacturing sector in 2017, it was foreign exchangeavailability. The sector had emerged from a severe dollar scarcity the previous year, which forced factories to operate intermittently. The preceding year, 2016, had been a year of the locust, killing 54 firms and putting a lot of others in []The post FX availability: Game changer for manufacturing sector in 2017 appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 


Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Warren Buffett of reinsurance and investments giant Berkshire Hathaway said today that he expects that the insured loss from hurricane Harvey will be large, but uninsured will eclipse it, while also admitting that his auto insurer Geico could face a similar impact to the one it suffered from superstorm Sandy. Speaking to CNBC today, Warren []The post Harvey insured loss will be large, Geico exposure similar to Sandy: Warren Buffett appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 

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