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Nigerian Firms May Struggle to Repay Debt if Dollar Shortages Persist

Already feeling the pinch from slumping oil prices and slowing economic growth, Nigerian companies are finding it increasingly hard to get hold of foreign currency due to central bank restrictions and may struggle to repay their debts. Yields on a number of dollar corporate bonds have risen close to record highs this week, reflecting investors' anxiety despite an assertion by Nigeria's richest businessman that no borrower will default due to the currency shortage. Since 2007,...

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