The Tanzanian shilling is seen holding onto a steady position, thanks to inflows of dollars from the tourism and agriculture sectors.

A trader at CRDB Bank said the local currency would "remain stable next week ... supported by dollar inflows from tourism and exports of cash crops such as tobacco, cotton and coffee."

At 1257 GMT commercial banks quoted the shilling at 2,233/2,243 to the dollar on Thursday, little-changed from 2,234/2,244 a week ago.