The key market indices of the Nigerian Exchange improved further by 0.21 per cent on Friday, ahead of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting.
The MPC is expected to hold its fourth meeting of the year on July 26 and July 27.
Specifically, the All-Share Index which opened at 38,585.52 inched higher by 82.38 points or 0.21 per cent to close at 38,667.90.
Also, the market capitalisation rose by N43 billion or 0.21 per cent to close at N20.146 trillion compared with N20.103 trillion achieved on Thursday.
International Breweries dipped by 2.80 per cent to close at N5.20 per share, while NAHCO declined by 2.65 per cent to close at N2.20 per share.
Similarly, the volume of shares transacted increased by 13.36 per cent with an exchange of 230.25 million shares worth N2.31 billion achieved in 4,135 deals.
This against a total of 203.11 million shares valued at N1.72 billion exchanged in 3,969 deals on Thursday.
Fidelity Bank drove the activity chart with 24.76 million shares worth N59.36 million.
Zenith Bank followed with an account of 24.29 million shares valued at N604.08 million, while United Capital sold 14.50 million shares worth N102.61 million.
United Bank for Africa exchanged 10.99 million shares valued at N85.29 million, while Sovereign Insurance traded 10.39 million shares worth N2.92 million. (NAN)