Rupee sees 15th successive session of appreciation, closes below 290 against US dollar

  • Local currency has gained 6% since it hit record low of 307.1 in inter-bank market on Sept 5
Published September 26, 2023

The Pakistani rupee continued to strengthen against the US dollar, gaining 0.37% in the inter-bank market on Tuesday. This is the rupee’s 15th successive increase against the greenback.

As per the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the rupee settled at 289.80 after an increase of Rs1.06 in the inter-bank market.

On Monday, the rupee had appreciated 0.31% to settle at 290.86.

The rupee has maintained its upward trajectory in recent days and recovered over 6% since hitting a record low of 307.1 against the US dollar in the inter-bank market on September 5.

Internationally, the US dollar stood by 10-month highs against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, supported by US bond yields scaling 16-year peaks, while the yen tiptoed deeper into the intervention danger zone.

A combination of resilient economic data, hawkish Federal Reserve rhetoric and a budget deficit to be financed by borrowing has the 10-year Treasury yield up more than 45 basis points in September to top 4.5% for the first time since 2007.

Rates markets are priced for an almost 40% risk of another Fed hike this year, against slimmer chances for another rise in Europe, and the difference has helped prop up a dollar many had bet would swiftly fall once short-term rates peaked.

Oil prices, a key indicator of currency parity, fell on Tuesday amid concerns that fuel demand will be crimped by major central banks holding interest rates higher for longer, even with supply expected to be tight.

Inter-bank market rates for dollar on Tuesday

BID Rs 289.80

OFFER Rs 290.00

Open-market movement

In the open market, the PKR gained 2.00 rupees for both buying and selling against USD, closing at 288.00 and 291.00, respectively.

Against Euro, the PKR gained 1.00 rupee for both buying and selling, closing at 309.00 and 312.00, respectively.

Against UAE Dirham, the PKR gained 50 paisa for both buying and selling, closing at 81.00 and 81.80, respectively.

Against Saudi Riyal, the PKR gained 20 paisa for buying and 30 paisa for selling, closing at 76.80 and 77.50, respectively.

Open-market rates for dollar on Tuesday

BID Rs 288.00

OFFER Rs 291.00


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ALI Sep 26, 2023 11:27am
Dont know either companies are getting US$ freely from open market in these rates for their import payments and L/C's or not ? If not, then how business activities will flourish, fully functional or restore at boom, AND when restore then how much impact will come on US$ again and then what will be inter bank and open market exchange rate ????
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Krishna Bahadur gurmachhan Sep 26, 2023 12:13pm
Everything is good
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Asad Sep 26, 2023 05:01pm
The ones who earned have earned... the ones who are meant to be looted will keep getting looted.
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Abdul rehman Sep 26, 2023 05:40pm
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Abdul rehman Sep 26, 2023 05:41pm
Great game which pakistan is playing
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