* Nigerian naira is considered vary certain towards the U.S. forex subsequent week as weak demand coupled with extended greenback provide from the central financial institution and different sources grant assist for the nearby currency, traders said.
* The naira was once quoted at 364 on the black market on Thursday, the same level a week ago. It traded at around 360 to the greenback for traders however used to be stuck at 305.85 on the reliable market.
* Nigeria’s financial market will reopen next Tuesday after a two-day Muslim holiday.
* The Ugandan shilling was once anticipated to exchange in a weakening tone with demand for hard currency seen selecting up as the year’s fourth quarter nears.
* At 1040 GMT industrial banks quoted the shilling at 3,595/3,605, little modified from closing Thursday’s shut of 3,598/3,608.
* According to Faisal Bukenya, head of treasury at Exim Bank in the capital Kampala, he stated as we approach the closing quarter we expect demand to begin picking up and that will probable see the unit (shilling) pass decrease (weaker).
* The Kenyan shilling will get fee course from Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on a petition brought via opposition chief Raila Odinga challenging the re-election of Kenyatta, traders said.
* At 0822 GMT, business banks quoted the shilling at 103.05/15 per dollar, in contrast with 103.10/20 at closing Thursday’s close.
* According to a dealer from a commercial bank, End month demand is subdued and all sectors are waiting on judgement of the case.
* The shilling firmed to a two-month high towards the dollar after Kenyatta received with a margin of 1.4 million votes. The courtroom will both uphold the outcome or overturn it. If it chooses to overturn the result, any other vote need to be held in 60 days.
* The kwacha is probable to stay range-bound in the coming week due to matching demand and provide of difficult currency.
* At 1200 GMT on Thursday, commercial banks quoted the currency of Africa’s second-largest copper producer at 9.1300 per dollar from 9.0000 a week ago.
* The Tanzanian shilling is anticipated to maintain steady in the coming days, however should weaken barely if there is a spike in demand for U.S. bucks from electricity and construction sectors.
* Commercial banks quoted the shilling at 2,244/2,247 to the dollar on Thursday, weaker than 2,240/2,245 a week ago.
* According to a trader at CRDB Bank, there is strain on the shilling from oil and infrastructure companies. If demand for dollars increases, the shilling could marginally weaken next week although 2,250 is seen as the resistance level.
* Ghana’s cedi is regarded secure on information of a successful evaluate and extension of the country’s $918 million useful resource programme with the International Monetary Fund.
* The neighborhood unit which has been pretty stable this year, recorded a marginal loss in the past week on unmet corporate dollar demand, no matter ordinary central financial institution support. It was buying and selling at 4.4425 to the greenback via mid-morning on Thursday in contrast to 4.4390 closing week. “The cedi is predicted to stay fairly secure against the USD on the news of an ‘extension’ of the IMF program; a renewed hope to traders in the economy,” foreign money analyst Joseph Biggles Amponsah said.
* The IMF on Wednesday granted an extension to Ghana’s 3-year deal for an more year beyond its unique April 2018 give up date and accepted the next tranche of stability of payment support of $94.2 million to the country.