Foreign exchange: SBP’s reserves decrease $38 million

SBP-held foreign exchange reserves had increased 3.1% on a weekly basis on April 1


Our Correspondent April 29, 2016

KARACHI:


Foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) remained almost flat on a weekly basis on April 22, according to data released by the central bank on Thursday.


SBP’s liquid foreign exchange reserves decreased by $38 million to $15,989 million compared to $16,027 million in the previous week. Total liquid foreign reserves held by the country, including net reserves held by banks other than the SBP, stood at $20,790 million while net reserves held by banks amounted to $4,801.2 million.


SBP-held foreign exchange reserves had increased 3.1% on a weekly basis on April 1 after the central bank received $978 million during the week from multilateral, bilateral and other official sources.


Two months ago, foreign exchange reserves held by the SBP increased 3.5% on a weekly basis after it received $500 million from the IMF.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th,  2016.

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