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Coronavirus: Dangote Records Over N240bn Loss In Five Hours

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The outbreak of the deadly continues to take its toll on the Stock Exchange market as Africa’s richest man, Aliko , recorded over N240 billion in five hours.

Coronavirus: Dangote Records Over N240bn Loss In Few Hours
, chief executive officer of Dangote Group, gestures after signing a factory construction contract with Sinoma International Engineering Co. Ltd. in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Dangote Cement has expanded capacity five-fold in the last four years as the company invested outside its home market. Photographer: Tom Saater/Bloomberg

Some of Dangote’s firms under the parent-company, Dangote Group, suffered big losses at the market.

Investors have suffered a total of N1.41 trillion loss in the last three days to the pandemic which is wreaking havoc across the world.

Benchmark equities indices indicated an average decline of 3.4 per cent on Weednesday, which is equivalent to net capital depreciation of N426 billion. The equities lost N985 billion between Monday and Tuesday.

Dangote Cement Plc, the flagship of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), led the decline with the maximum daily allowable drop of 10 per cent or N17, which is equivalent to net depreciation of N289.68 billion. Dangote Cement is Nigeria’s most capitalised quoted company and accounts for more than 20 per cent of the total market capitalisation.

Two other members of the Dangote Group, Dangote Sugar Refinery (DSR) Plc and NASCON Allied Industries Plc lost N1.8 billion and N3.05 billion. Dangote Cement’s share price dropped by N17 from N170 to close at N153.  NASCON Allied Industries declined by N1.15 to close at N3.05 while DSR lost 15 kobo to close at N9.75 per share.

 

 

Source: The Nation

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