KARACHI: Foreign exchange reserves fell slightly to $10.501 billion in the week ending July 12 from $10.543 billion in the previous week, the central bank said on Thursday. Reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) fell to $5.521 billion from $5.546 billion a week earlier, while those held by commercial banks stayed fell slightly to $4.980 at compared to $4.997 billion a week earlier. Pakistan made its last payment of $260 million in the Stand-By-Arrangement (SBA) to the IMF on June 28 2013. Meanwhile, exports and record remittances have supported Pakistan’s reserves. Overseas Pakistanis sent home a record $13.920 billion in the previous fiscal year (July 2012-June 2013), showing a growth of 5.56% or $733.64 million compared with $13.187 billion a year earlier.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2013.
Like Business on Facebook, follow @TribuneBiz on Twitter to stay informed and join in the conversation.