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South Africa's rand 1pc firmer, boosted by Greek compromise JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand firmed more than one percent to 11.8590, close to its strongest in a month, as optimism over the Greek debt crisis cheered the local unit. "The strength of the rand today is function of the Greek optimism after the PM (Alexis Tsipras) decided to change his negotiating team as a compromise to the ECB," said Dale Forssman, a fixed-income trader with World Wide Capital Securities. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Kenyan shilling marginally weaker, shares tread water NAIROBI: The Kenyan shilling weakened slightly within three-year lows on Tuesday, while the benchmark share index was steady.At the close of trade, leading commercial banks quoted the shilling at 94.35/45 to the dollar, slightly down from Monday's closing rate of 94.25/35.Demand for dollars from firms seeking to meet their end month obligations had undermined the shilling, traders said.Kenya's central bank on Monday sold an unspecified amount of dollars to banks - the third time the ...
Kenyan shilling marginally weaker, shares tread water NAIROBI: The Kenyan shilling weakened slightly within three-year lows on Tuesday, while the benchmark share index was steady.At the close of trade, leading commercial banks quoted the shilling at 94.35/45 to the dollar, slightly down from Monday's closing rate of 94.25/35.Demand for dollars from firms seeking to meet their end month obligations had undermined the shilling, traders said.Kenya's central bank on Monday sold an unspecified amount of dollars to banks - the third time the ...
Kenyan shilling steady after central bank intervention, shares dip NAIROBI: The Kenyan shilling stabilised on Monday after the central bank sold dollars and curbed losses following the local currency's tumble to fresh three-year lows, traders said.The currency ended the day at 94.25/35 to the dollar, from Friday's close of 94.20/30, near lows last seen in November 2011. The shilling had eased to 94.40/50 when the bank intervened."They are not trying to defend any level, they are just trying to smooth it out," said a ...
Ugandan shilling steady, seen under pressure on liquidity injection KAMPALA: The Ugandan shilling was stable on Friday after the central bank injected local currency liquidity into the interbank market but the local currency was expected to weaken on emerging dollar demand.At 0839 GMT commercial banks quoted the shilling at 3,000/3,010, little changed from Thursday's close of 2,995/3,005. The central bank, Bank of Uganda (BoU) sold local currency to banks via a seven-day reverse repo to improve liquidity but it was unclear how much shillings ...
Weak US data offers South African rand reprieve JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand recouped earlier losses against the dollar on Thursday, turning slightly firmer after weak U.S. home sales and manufacturing activity data pointed to sluggish growth.Signs of faltering expansion in the world's biggest economy have made a June rate hike less likely.This has in turn bolstered investors' appetite for assets denominated in high-yielding emerging currencies like the rand.At 1539 GMT the local unit traded at 12.2005 versus the greenback, up 0.22 percent from ...
South Africa's rand eases on strong US housing resale data JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand weakened against the dollar on Wednesday as the greenback widened its gains on strong U.S. housing data, adding pressure on emerging market currencies.By 1507 GMT, the rand was trading 1 percent weaker at 12.2450 to the U.S. currency from its New York close at 12.1230 on Tuesday, its lowest in six weeks."The dollar has been trading fairly stronger on the session, relatively range bound. Data from the U.S. related to home ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyApril
Trade Balance $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 28, 2015
Reserves $17.494 bln