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Nonresident holdings of domestic debt in Nigeria: Internal or external driven?

Amr Hosny

African Development Review, 2020, vol. 32, issue 3, 472-485

Abstract: This paper studies the drivers of nonresident holdings of local currency debt in Nigeria. Using data over 2007M1–2019M1, we show that, on average, global factors (global interest rates, oil prices) seem to carry more weight than domestic factors (treasury bills rate and domestic risk) in foreign portfolio investors’ decisions in Nigeria. Specifically, we show that foreign participation is, in the long run, positively correlated with oil prices and profitable rates of return on local‐currency instruments, but negatively correlated with exchange rate depreciation pressures. In the short run, oil prices, opportunity cost of funds and perception of Nigeria‐specific risks also play a role. These results highlight the volatile short‐term nature of such flows and call for a package of policy reforms to attract longer‐term direct investments.

Date: 2020
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