MARKET UPDATE FOR 14th November 2019
The shilling continued to strengthen against the dollar on Wednesday due to increased dollar supply from offshore investors and diaspora remittances. Expected range today is 101.50 –102.50.
|INDICATIVE FOREX RATES|
|CROSS RATES||AGAINST KES|
CBK analysis on Wednesday showed a square market. The regulator therefore stayed out of the market in order to remain within MPC Path.
|LOCAL MONEY MARKET|
|TREASURY BILLS AND BONDS (MIO KES)|
|Current Rate||6.390%||7.261%||9.787%||Previous Rate||6.390%||7.189%||9.780%|
The U.S. dollar was unmoved on Wednesday after prepared remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Powell, who is testifying in front of Congress, said that while the economy is on track right now, there are risks to the current economic expansion. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, was flat at 98.170.
Sterling was lower, with GBP/USD down 0.1% to 1.2836. Brexit party leader Nigel Farage’s rejection of the Conservative’s request of standing down more than 317 candidates, earlier promised, could negatively affect the British Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson’s popularity. PM Johnson was recently hackled during a speech to the flood-affected area. Though, polls concerning December election keep showing Tories holding the power.
Meanwhile, the EUR/USD was flat at 1.1008. German GDP data to be released today will give further direction to the common currency.
|LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BENCHMARK RATES|
|GBP BOE RATE||0.75%|
|EUR ECB RATE||-0.50%|
|USD FED RATE||1.75%|
|$ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||1.92613/2.00563|
|£ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||0.88138/0.97075|
|€ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||-0.39114/-0.29243|
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