Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves slip to $15.09 billion

KARACHI: The foreign exchange reserves of the country have slipped by $36 million to $15.09 billion by week ended May 24, 2019 as compared with $15.126 billion a week ago, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said on Thursday.

The official reserves of the central bank came down by $47 million to $8.01 billion by week ended May 24, 2019 as compared with $8.057 billion a week ago. The SBP attributed the decline in foreign exchange reserves of the central bank to external debt services and other official payments.

However, the reserves held by commercial banks increased by $11 million to $7.079 billion when compared with $7.068 billion a week ago.

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