SBP reserves up $45m to $8.44bn

The foreign exchange reserves held by the central bank rose 0.5pc on a weekly basis, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday.

On November 15, the foreign currency reserves held by the SBP were recorded at $8,442.1 million, up $45 million compared with $8,397.3 million in the previous week. The SBP, in its report, cited no reason for the increase in reserves.

The overall liquid foreign currency reserves held by the country, including net reserves held by banks other than the SBP, stood at $15,462.3 million. Net reserves held by banks amounted to $7,020.2 million.

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