Currency: Rupee remains stable against dollar

The rupee remained stable against the dollar at 105/105.2 in the inter-bank market on Wednesday


Our Correspondent November 19, 2015

KARACHI: The rupee remained stable against the dollar at 105/105.2 in the inter-bank market on Wednesday compared to Tuesday’s close of 105/105.2. The currency market has remained stable for the past few weeks after recording a one-rupee fall in the value of the rupee. In the long run, the rupee has stood firm after experiencing extensive volatility, when it weakened from around Rs98 to a dollar to above Rs103 in the wake of political impasse over alleged election rigging. Earlier, the rupee remained glued to the Rs98 level for months, recovering from the historic low of Rs110. It came under pressure following heavy debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other creditors, which ate into the central bank’s foreign currency reserves. In 2013-14, the reserves, however, swelled more than 50%, thanks to IMF and other assistance and growing remittances sent home by overseas Pakistanis.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 19th, 2015.

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