MARKET UPDATE FOR 24th May 2019
The shilling was seen under pressure on Thursday due to merchandise and oil importers buying dollars to meet their end-month obligations. Expected trading range is 100.80 -101.80.
|INDICATIVE FOREX RATES|
|CROSS RATES||AGAINST KES|
CBK analysis yesterday showed a square market . The regulator therefore stayed out of the market in order to remain within the set monetary policy.
|LOCAL MONEY MARKET|
|TREASURY BILLS AND BONDS (MIO KES)|
The dollar was on track on Friday to post a small weekly loss after coming off two-year highs on lower U.S. yields as investors feared the Sino-U.S. trade dispute will hurt the U.S. economy more than previously thought. Against a basket of key rival currencies ,the dollar was largely unchanged at 97.878, having fallen from a two-year high of 98.371 overnight. That put the dollar on track for a 0.12% loss this week.
The euro was flat at $1.1181, having bounced from a two-year low of $1.11055 during the previous session. The single currency came under pressure after a private survey showed activity in Germany’s services and manufacturing sectors fell in May, aggravating fears about the effect of unresolved trade disputes on Europe’s largest economy.
Sterling fell 0.1% to 1.2645. The pound was under pressure as chatter continued about the departure of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May.
|LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BENCHMARK RATES|
|GBP BOE RATE||0.75%|
|EUR ECB RATE||0.00%|
|USD FED RATE||2.5%|
|$ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||2.57063/2.66563|
|£ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||0.90213/1.04838|
|€ LIBOR 6 & 12 Month||-0.31429/-0.22014|
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