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Ugandan cbank seeks to sell forex for third straight day

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KAMPALA, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Uganda's central bank said itwas in the market to sell an unspecified amount of foreignexchange for the third straight day on Friday, a move whichstrengthened the shilling slightly in the minutes afterthe announcement.

The local currency firmed to 2590/2600 at 0610 GMT from2600/2610 before the announcement, Thomson Reuters data showed.

(Editing by Richard Lough)

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Keywords: UGANDA CURRENCY/