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  • Tanzania: Shilling Appreciates Amid Inflows From Cashew Nuts

    Nov 8th, 2016

    Substantial inflows from the cashew nuts has characterised the local market contributing immensely into the appreciation of the shilling against the US dollars.According to the NMB e-market report, huge appetite from manufacturing, telecom, constructions and SMEs importers have been observed. Only Oil importers and Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) appeared to have an appetite, other sectors were out building up the local currency position for this week.

    Market closed at 2165/2195 levels. Market is still liquid on the back of government spending and government securities maturities. Overnight weighted average flat at 13.41 per cent high.The CRDB market highlights said liquidity in the interbank money market saw some improvements as borrowing rates fell by 55 basis points to 12.86 per cent from previous day rates.

    However, total volume traded amongst banks was down by 25 per cent and was recorded at 10.5bn/-. Overall, liquidity has shown some improvements in the market and we expect the same to remain stable towards end of year.The Kenyan shilling weakened against the dollar on Monday due to increased demand from multinational companies for dollars to make their dividend payments, traders said. At 0717 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 101.65/85 to the dollar, compared with 101.50/70 at Friday's close.

    The Ugandan shilling extended its recent losing streak on Monday, hurt by dollar demand pressure from commercial banks and energy sector firms.At 0928 GMT commercial banks quoted the shilling at 3,510/3,520, weaker than Friday's close of 3,495/3,505.