The Tanzanian shilling is seen stable as importers cool their appetite for dollars due to a slowdown in business activity.

"U.S. dollars have become a bit scarce in the market right now following a decline in supply, but there isn't any huge demand for greenbacks ... so we expect the shilling to trade in the same levels next week," said a trader at Commercial Bank of Africa Tanzania.

Commercial banks quoted the shilling at 2,235/2,245 to the dollar on Thursday, weaker than 2,230/2,240 a week ago.