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Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by slightlyMad(f): 10:34pm On Dec 23, 2014
For those asking why Dangote did not show up at the PDP fund raising, there you have it

A few weeks ago, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, announced a nearly 10% devaluation of the Naira, Nigeria’s currency, after admitting that a plunge in world oil prices and dwindling dollar reserves were making it difficult to defend the value of the currency. The Naira is now trading at N187 to $1, compared to N165 in November. In dollar terms, the devaluation has knocked more than $40 billion off the value of Nigeria’s economy.

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, is the biggest loser among Nigeria’s richest people as the Naira’s slump, coupled with falling stock prices, has erased more than $7.8 billion of his fortune since February, when FORBES locked in the values for its annual ranking of the World’s Billionaires. Dangote was worth $25 billion at the time; as of market close on Tuesday, he’s worth $17.2 billion. More than half of the drop in his fortune has happened since early November. As of Nov. 7, Dangote was worth $21.6 billion, $4.4 billion more than now.

Here’s why: The last few weeks have been a bit of a disaster for many companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Several blue-chip stocks such as Dangote Cement, Zenith Bank, Transcorp and United Bank of Africa among several others have hit one-year-lows as a result of the fall in oil prices, a general uncertainty regarding the 2015 general elections, Central Bank regulatory headwinds, and weak earnings from large cap companies. These have all contributed toward putting naira-denominated assets including equities at risk.

Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote

“This is whipping up negative market sentiments as foreign and institutional investors such as pension funds who hold equity stakes in companies (due to their large cap and liquidity status) have mostly fled their positions,” says Ugodre Obi-Chukwu, a leading financial analyst and publisher of Nairametrics, a website that provides analysis and opinion about Nigerian stocks, investing, personal finance and the economy.

Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest manufacturer of cement has shed close to 40% of its market value between the beginning of November and now. The company’s stock, which was trading at N215 ($1.15) at the beginning of November, is now valued at N165 (88 Cents) as at Monday. At the beginning of November, Dangote’s stake in the cement manufacturer was valued at more than $18 billion. It is now valued at $13.2 billion. Dangote has also lost more than $230 million in paper value within the same period on his stakes in publicly-traded Dangote Sugar, Dangote Flour, and National Salt Company of Nigeria. Between November (when FORBES published the list of Africa’s 50 Richest) and today, Dangote, has lost more than $4 billion in his net worth.

After Dangote, the second biggest loser among Nigeria’s ultra-rich is Tony Elumelu, the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, an investment company. Heirs Holdings, which is wholly-owned by Elumelu, is the controlling shareholder in Transcorp, a publicly-listed conglomerate with interests in power production, hotels and agriculture. Transcorp’s current market capitalization is now $700 million, down from $1.4 billion at the beginning of November. Heirs Holdings has lost an estimated $345 million in paper value on Transcorp, and its stake in the company as at Monday is now worth roughly $400 million, down from $700 million. Elumelu’s investments in other listed companies like UBA, Africa Prudential PLC and UBA Capital have shed a little over $27 million in value.


Other big losers include Nigerian multi-millionaire banker Jim Ovia, a co-founder of Zenith Bank. The value of his stake in the financial services provider is $240 million as of late Monday, down from more than $350 million last month. He owns a 9% stake in the bank.

“The situation is likely to get worse till it gets better as we expect a frequent boom and bust cycles over the next three months. We noticed this between late October and Early November when stocks plummeted only to recover slightly towards the end of November. Another massive sell-offs then commenced in December that sent stocks to hit multiple year lows. The bulls are back again this week and I expect that to last until January at the latest when another bearish market may take hold. The next bearish session may intensify as we approach the elections and rhetoric’s from politicians ratchet up,” Obi-Chukwu said in an email conversation.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2014/12/23/africas-richest-man-aliko-dangote-loses-7-8-billion-as-naira-stocks-plunge/

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by alberto2k(m): 10:41pm On Dec 23, 2014
APC should be blamed for this grin

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by Sylvarresta(m): 10:55pm On Dec 23, 2014
PDP should be blamed for this grin

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by Nobody: 11:03pm On Dec 23, 2014
If does pple are losing dat kind of money wat we average nigerians be losing and some blind pigs we come here to say pejorgej is working. Dats 1 of d reason a puss y shouldn't b allow to lead in anyplace

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by cyprus000: 11:09pm On Dec 23, 2014
I just feel for the guy,that money is too huge to lose just like that...a moral lesson for business men and women.nothin is constant in business.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by chineduho: 11:21pm On Dec 23, 2014
This is interesting.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by Nobody: 11:26pm On Dec 23, 2014
front page please... mukina2

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by Nzecorneboy: 11:29pm On Dec 23, 2014
OK oo
Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by braine(m): 11:42pm On Dec 23, 2014
No wonder he didn't partake in the frivolous fund raising. No time to waste hard earned money on a clueless man who can not manage and diversify the economy after knowing this day would come. Nonsense.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by toxiflam: 11:55pm On Dec 23, 2014
Ewww $7.8 billion lost, money that could have benefitted some poor peeps.
Hope he recovers, no wonder they no longer sell cement at d promo price

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by molotov1: 1:59pm On Dec 24, 2014
Even Dangote has been impoverished by our able and amiable Jonathan and we still have poeple here who think they will become billionaires under GEJ, shouting Jona till 2019.

Ok oooooo...!

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by slightlyMad(f): 2:01pm On Dec 24, 2014
We need change in this country, we can not keep doing same thing and expect something different to happen

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by buJu234: 3:18pm On Dec 24, 2014
recession and devaluation happens around the world to any economy.. so its not whether u have Buhari or GEJ or me as president.

all Nigeria needs is to wake up the manufacturing and exporting culture of agric-products & crude oil refined products like petrol etc..

then our economy will b strong ok.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by samseen02(m): 8:22pm On Dec 24, 2014
Which way Naija
Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by BrokenTV: 8:41pm On Dec 24, 2014
molotov1:
Even Dangote has been impoverished by our able and amiable Jonathan and we still have poeple here who think they will become billionaires under GEJ, shouting Jona till 2019.

Ok oooooo...!
Is Jonathan the cause of the fall in oil price that is affecting the economy of the global world. Is he the one crumbling the economy of Russia, Venezuela and other oil depedendent nations.
Am so sorry for dangote loss, thats why they say big man big problem.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by Nobody: 9:01pm On Dec 24, 2014
Wow
Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by Brightology2(m): 9:01pm On Dec 24, 2014
Oga sori ooooo.merry christmas to all nairalanders,we shall contiue to climb highier,with messiah as our larder till we bcm leaders.
Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by dmjinc(m): 9:02pm On Dec 24, 2014
shocked shocked shocked

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by teemanbastos(m): 9:02pm On Dec 24, 2014
More reason he has to send Gej packing unless ...... God4bidbadtin

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by fattbabakay(m): 9:02pm On Dec 24, 2014
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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by Nobody: 9:02pm On Dec 24, 2014
alberto2k:
APC should be blamed for this grin
Sylvarresta:
PDP should be blamed for this grin

Blame the oil addicted economy of Nigeria....which PDP or APC have no answer for.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by ichommy(m): 9:02pm On Dec 24, 2014
eya
Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by waloma(m): 9:02pm On Dec 24, 2014
Kk
Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by teemanbastos(m): 9:03pm On Dec 24, 2014
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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by asodeboyede(m): 9:03pm On Dec 24, 2014
Dangote God will replenish you!
Meanwhile......
Celebrating Christmas without
C- Christ-like attitude,
H- Holiness,
R- Righteousness,
I- Integrity,
S- Salvation, and
T- True Repentance
Is
M- Meaningless,
A- Absurd, and
S- Senseless
.... and thou shall call His name JESUS:, for He shall
SAVE His PEOPLE from their SINS
!

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by ichommy(m): 9:04pm On Dec 24, 2014
Una weldone Nairaland
sauceny:
Wow
Brightology2:
K
fattbabakay:
..
sauceny:
Wow
waloma:
Kk
sauceny:
Wow

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by Ifeconwaba(m): 9:04pm On Dec 24, 2014
yes niger
Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by igbo2011(m): 9:05pm On Dec 24, 2014
The world wants to destroy Russia so they are making oil cheap to destroy Russian Economy. Other oil countries like Angola and Nigeria are affected. I was warning people to diversify the economy but people called me a crazy conspiracy theorist.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by Super1759: 9:05pm On Dec 24, 2014
I lost money too undecided undecided

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by keyzid: 9:05pm On Dec 24, 2014
Holy crap shocked $7Billion = N1,282,000,000,000.00K

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Re: Aliko Dangote Loses $7.8 Billion As Naira, Stocks Plunge -Forbes by PipSurgeon(m): 9:06pm On Dec 24, 2014
to motivate investor 9ja needs to stabilize naira

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