SBP reserves up $71.9m to 12.7bn

The central bank’s foreign exchange reserves increased 0.6pc on a weekly basis, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday.

On August 28, the SBP-held foreign currency reserves were recorded at $12,712.7 million, up $71.9 million compared with $12,640.8 million in the previous week.

The central bank cited no reason for the rise in reserves.

Overall, liquid foreign currency reserves held by the country, including net reserves held by banks other than the SBP, stood at $19,842.8 million. Net reserves held by banks amounted to $7,130.1 million.

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