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Nigeria stock index hits 20-month high, 27,000 points

LAOGS (Reuters) - Nigeria's share index climbed to a 20-month high to the cross 27,000 point threshold on Thursday, driven higher by gains in banking and commodities stocks. Shares in Diamond Bank rose 9.83 percent to 4.47 naira per share, their second day in a row of rising almost the maximum 10 percent allowed, boosted by strong earnings. The lender on Tuesday said its nine month pretax profit ...
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Added October 10, 2012
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