MTN Nigeria jumps on second day of trading - TechCentral

MTN Nigeria jumps on second day of trading

MTN Group’s Nigerian unit soared another 10% on its second day of trading in Lagos as investors rushed to grab a slice of the country’s only listed mobile phone company.

The shares traded at ₦108.90 as of 10.37am local time. Daily equity moves are restricted at 10% either way under Nigerian Stock Exchange rules. At least 325 000 shares changed hands.

MTN has arranged to list the stock in two stages.

The first, which took place Thursday, allows Nigerian investors who previously bought and sold their shares over the counter to trade them publicly.

Africa’s biggest wireless carrier will then sell part of its stake of about 79% once a dispute with Nigeria’s attorney general over US$2-billion in back taxes is resolved.  — Reported by John Bowker, (c) 2019 Bloomberg LP

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