Rupee strengthens against dollar

The rupee strengthened against the US dollar at Rs156.7 in the inter-bank market


Our Correspondent March 17, 2021
PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI:

The rupee strengthened against the US dollar at Rs156.7 in the inter-bank market on Tuesday compared with Monday’s close of Rs156.99, according to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Earlier, the SBP let the rupee depreciate massively in the inter-bank market after finalisation of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a loan programme on May 12, 2019. The IMF has asked Pakistan to end state control of the rupee and let the currency move freely to find its equilibrium against the US dollar and other major world currencies.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 17th, 2021.

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