December 27, 2019 (MLN): Foreing investors remained net buyers for the 10th consecutive week as the total purchase of securities during the week via Special Convertible Rupee Account (SCRA) surpassed total sale by around Rs. 31.8 billion as on December 20, 2019.
According to a weekly report on Specially Convertible Rupee Accounts (SCRA) released by the State Bank of Pakistan, the gross sale of securities during the week was recorded at Rs.57.4 billion, which is around 269.3 percent higher than the figures recorded last week. Similarly, the total purchase of securities stood at Rs.89.2 billion, which is 319.5 percent higher than the prior week.
Consequently, the net purchase of securities for the week ended December 20, 2019 clocked in at Rs.31.79 billion, i.e. around Rs.26.07 billion higher than last week's numbers.
Over the week, the overall purchase of securities rose by Rs.67.95 billion while the net sale of securities increased by Rs.41.87 billion.
Apart from this, the inflow of remittance into these accounts stood at Rs.40.42 billion, while its outflow has been reported at Rs.9.12 billion.
The closing balance of SCRA was recorded at Rs.29.95 billion, which marks a rise of Rs.813.26 million over the week.
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