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Rupee gains ground against dollar in interbank

Greenback settles at Rs279.2 at market closing
Reuters/File
Reuters/File

The Pakistani rupee gained 16 paisas against the US dollar at the interbank foreign exchange market on Monday.

The greenback was trading at Rs279.2 at the closing of the market as against the closing of Rs279.36 on Friday, February 23.

Meanwhile, the buying and selling rates of the dollar in the open market stood at Rs279.4 and Rs282.3, respectively.

The price of the Euro decreased by 23 paisas to close at Rs302.31 against the last day’s closing of Rs302.54, according to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

A decrease of eight paisa was witnessed in the exchange rate of the British Pound, which was traded at Rs353.87 compared to the last closing of Rs353.95.

The exchange rates of the Emirates Dirham and the Saudi Riyal decreased by four paisas each to close at Rs76.01 and Rs74.44, respectively.

The rupee has increased by 9.87% or Rs27.60 over the past five months compared to its record low closing at Rs307.10/$ in the first week of September 2023.

Last week, a Pakistani official told Bloomberg News that the South Asian country plans to seek a new loan of at least $6 billion from the International Monetary Fund to help the incoming government repay billions in debt due this year.

Moreover, Julie Kozack, the head of the Communications Department at the IMF, said that the lender was looking forward to working with the new government on policies to “ensure macroeconomic stability and prosperity for all of Pakistan’s citizens.”

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