PKR appreciates by 1.5 rupees over the week

July 03, 2020 (MLN): Pakistani rupee (PKR) appreciated by 68 paisa against US Dollar (USD) in today's interbank session as the currency closed the day's trade at PKR 166.21 per USD, against yesterday's closing of PKR 166.89 per USD.

The Rupee saw significant volatility in today’s session and traded in a range of 1.35 rupees per USD showing an intraday high bid of 167.35 and an intraday Low offer of 166.25.

During the week, the currency has gained 1.5 rupees against the greenback, as the previous week was concluded at PKR 167.67 per USD.

Within the Open Market, PKR was traded at 166.30/167.70 per USD.

Meanwhile, the currency gained 2 rupees against the Pound Sterling as the day's closing quote stood at PKR 207 per GBP, while the previous session closed at PKR 209 per GBP.

Similarly, PKR's value strengthened by 1.9 rupees against EUR which closed at PKR 186.63 at the interbank today.

On another note, within the money market, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) conducted an Open Market Operation in which it injected Rs.700 billion for 7 days at 7.04 percent.

The overnight repo rate towards close of the session was 7.00/7.10 percent, whereas the 1-week rate was 7.00/7.05 percent.

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Posted on: 2020-07-03T15:56:00+05:00