Rupee weakens towards greenback


The rupee weakened towards the US greenback at Rs168.1 within the inter-bank market on Monday in contrast with Friday’s shut of Rs168.02, in accordance with the State Financial institution of Pakistan (SBP). Earlier, the SBP let the rupee depreciate massively within the inter-bank market after finalisation of an settlement with the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) for a mortgage programme on Could 12, 2019. The IMF has requested Pakistan to finish state management of the rupee and let the foreign money transfer freely to seek out its equilibrium towards the US greenback and different main world currencies. In early September 2021, the Pakistani rupee turned the worst performing foreign money in Asia in a basket of 13 currencies because it fell to a 13-month low towards the US greenback.

Printed in The Categorical Tribune, September 14th, 2021.

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