Dollar falls 11 paisas to PKR as global oil prices ease

Dollar falls 11 paisas to PKR as global oil prices ease

KARACHI: The US dollar fell by 11 paisas against the Pak Rupee (PKR) on Wednesday as the international oil prices witnessed a decline.

The rupee ended Rs175.67 to the dollar from previous day’s closing of Rs175.78 in the interbank foreign exchange market.

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The experts said that positive sentiments were prevailed after a decline recorded in international oil prices.

The oil import bill surged by 113.40 per cent to $10.18 billion during the first half (July –December) 2021/2022 as compared with $4.77 billion in the same period of the last fiscal year.

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However, the local currency was supported due to significant increase in foreign exchange reserves of the country.

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The total liquid foreign exchange reserves of the country increased by $1.637 billion to $23.721 billion by the week ended February 04, 2022 as against $22.084 billion by the week ended January 28, 2022. The official reserves of the State Bank climbed up by $1.61 billion to $17.337 billion by the week ended February 04, 2022 as compared with $15.727 billion a week ago.

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