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Pakistan - Banking & Finance

Pak forex figure stands at $20.790bn KARACHI: Total liquid foreign exchange reserves of the country stands at dollars 20.790 billion, said State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).According to SBP's weekly statement here on Thursday, the foreign reserves held by the State Bank on April 22, were $ 15,988.8 million and the net foreign reserves held by commercial banks $ 4,801.2 million.During the week ending April 22, SBP's liquid foreign reserves decreased by $ 38 million to $ 15,989 million, compared to $ 16,027 million in the previous week. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

Pakistan - Banking & Finance

SBP mops up Rs61.9bn from market KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday mopped up Rs 61.9 billion from money market for one day through its open market operation (OMO).The rate of return accepted is 5.95 percent, said SBP statement.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

Pakistan - Banking & Finance

Govt release Rs234.850 for Commerce Division projects ISLAMABAD: As many as Rs234.850 million has been released by the government for various development projects of Commerce Division under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2015-16.Over all, Rs.875.622 million have been earmarked for the Commerce Division's development projects during the current fiscal year out of their total estimated cost of Rs.3764.183 million.According to break figures of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, the government released Rs.210.514 million for purchase of equipment, furnishing, curriculum development ...

Pakistan - Banking & Finance

Bank Alfalah earns profit before taxation of Rs. 3.7bn Q1 2016 KARACHI: Bank Alfalah's financial results for the first quarter of 2016 remained positive with the Bank registering profit before taxation of Rs. 3.794 Billion- a growth of 25 percent, as against the corresponding period last year.An announcement here on Wednesday pointed out that the Bank's profit after tax was recorded at Rs. 2.467 Billion, a 24 percent increase as compared to the prior corresponding period.It said that despite interest rates being at their lowest, net ...

Pakistan - Banking & Finance

51pc believe to have bank accounts ISLAMABAD: Simple majority of people across the country believe that only those earning regular salary can have bank accounts.According to survey conducted by Gallup Pakistan for the State Bank of Pakistan, 51% Pakistanis believe it is true that only people earning a regular salary can have a bank account whereas 46% people state that it is false."These results are a part of the nationwide Access to Finance Study conducted by the State Bank of Pakistan ...

Pakistan - Banking & Finance

Credit to private sector surges by Rs 352.3bn in 1st half ISLAMABAD: The credit to private sector surged by Rs 352.3 billion during the first half of the current fiscal year (2015-16) compared to Rs 222.3 billion during the corresponding period of last year, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Tuesday.According to SBP, Second Quarterly report for Financial Year 2016, a significant portion of this credit was availed by private sector businesses.A high credit off-take was recorded in December 2015, which was sufficient to compensate ...

Pakistan - Banking & Finance

Rs53,907mn released for various power projects so far ISLAMABAD: The government has released Rs.53,907 million out of total Rs.113,902.605 million allocated for various power projects in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2015-16 so far.According to the Planning Commission data, an amount of Rs.7000 was released for construction of Diamer Basha Dam Project(land acquisition), and Rs 22500 million each for 1200 MW LNG based power plant Baloki and 1200 MW LNG bast power plant Haveli Bahadurshah.A sum of Rs.1568 million was released for acquisition ...