Kenyan Central Bank Said to Warn Bankers Over Shilling Comments

NAIROBI (Capital Markets in Africa) — Central bank warns bankers, traders not to make comments, forecasts about shilling that it deems too negative, according to people familiar with matter. Some bank executives summoned to meetings with policy makers last week, others telephoned individually. Central bank blames speculators for shilling’s recent slide; told bankers to allow currency to be guided by market fundamentals. Kenyan Shilling has weakened every trading since December 23, longest losing streak since Feb. 2006.

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