MARKET UPDATE FOR 19th July 2019
The shilling stabilised against the dollar on Tuesday as dollar demand in the market was equally matched with supply. Expected trading range will be between 102.60 -103.60.
|INDICATIVE FOREX RATES|
|CROSS RATES||AGAINST KES|
CBK analysis yesterday showed excess liquidity. The regulator was thus in the market to mop KES.15B in 7 & 14day repos.
|LOCAL MONEY MARKET|
|TREASURY BILLS AND BONDS (MIO KES)|
The dollar stood firm early Wednesday after upbeat U.S. data further tempered expectations of aggressive policy easing by the Federal Reserve later this month. The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies was effectively unchanged at 97.365 after gaining 0.5% the previous day.
Sterling last traded little changed at $1.2411. The pound retreated to a 27-month low of $1.2396 overnight as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, the two candidates to be Britain’s next prime minister, vied to outgun each other on taking a harder Brexit stance.
The euro was steady at $1.1212 after losing more than 0.4% the previous day. The losses came after a survey by the ZEW institute showed that the mood among German investors deteriorated more sharply than expected in July amid the prolonged trade dispute between China and the United States as well as political tensions with Iran.
|LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BENCHMARK RATES|
|GBP BOE RATE||0.75%|
|EUR ECB RATE||0.00%|
|USD FED RATE||2.5%|
|$ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||2.20700/2.21088|
|£ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||0.80400/0.87663|
|€ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||-0.41314/-0.32463|
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