Kenyan shilling weakens to new all-time low due to scant dollar inflows



NAIROBI, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Kenya's shilling KES= weakened to a fresh record low on Monday due to demand for dollars from oil marketing companies, amid low inflows, traders said.

At 0710 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 119.20/40 per dollar, its lowest ever according to Refinitiv data, compared with Friday's closing rate of 119.00/20.

Kenyan financial markets will be closed Tuesday due to elections for a new president, legislature and local authorities. KES= KES1= ...........................Shilling spot rates KESF= 0#KESF= .....................Shilling forward rates EURKES= KESX= KESX1= .......................Cross rates KES=KE ..................................Local contributors CBKINDEX .......................Central Bank of Kenya Index KE/DEBT .....................Kenyan Bonds contributor pages CBK03 CBK06 KE3MTB= ...............Treasury bill yields CBK04 ..................Central bank open market operations CBK07 .........................Horizontal repo transactions KEIBR= , CBK02 ................Daily interbank lending rate 0#KETSYSTR= .............................Kenya Bond pricing .NSE20 .................................NSE-20 Share Index .NSE25 .................................NSE-25 Share Index .NASI .................................NSE All Share Index .FTFNKEN1 ...........................FT NSE Kenya 15 Index .FTFNKEN2 .......................... FT NSE Kenya 25 Index SPEED GUIDES: REUTERS KES/1 KE/DEBT MONEY KE/EQUITY


Reporting by George Obulutsa; Editng by Duncan Miriri

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