MARKET UPDATE FOR 23th October 2020
The Kenya shilling was little changed on Thursday, but is expected to weaken due to increased early end month dollar demand from the energy sector and merchandise importers. Expected trading range today is 108.50 – 111.30.
|INDICATIVE FOREX RATES|
|CROSS RATES||AGAINST KES|
CBK analysis on Thursday showed a square market. The regulator was thus out of the market in order to remain within the set monetary policy path by the MPC.
|LOCAL MONEY MARKET|
|TREASURY BILLS AND BONDS (MIO KES)|
The dollar was up in early trade as investors began to wager on a Biden presidency and a big U.S. stimulus even as the U.S. President Donald Trump and Joe Biden participated in a restrained final presidential debate before the Nov. 3 presidential election earlier.
The U.S. Dollar Index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies inched up 0.08% to 93.043. The Euro has gained 0.8% to trade at $1.1800, though pulled back overnight as COVID-19 cases surge in Europe
The Pound edged down 0.15% to $1.3055 over the Brexit uncertainty, with investors monitoring the intensified talks between the U.K. and European Union as a last-ditch effort to reach a deal.
The United Kingdom, United States and Europe will release Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) figures due later in the day, with investors gauging the economic damage as all battle a second wave of COVID-19 cases.
|LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BENCHMARK RATES|
|GBP BOE RATE||0.10%|
|EUR ECB RATE||-0.50%|
|USD FED RATE||0.25%|
|$ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||0.24600/0.33488|
|£ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||0.06825/0.12188|
|€ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||-0.50543/-0.45943|
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