In accordance with overseas foreign money sellers, the native foreign money appreciated by 38 paisa to 157.47 towards the buck. Yesterday, the greenback had closed at Rs157.85.
Financial analysts say the rupee appreciation is a results of overseas inflows in form of remittances and loans.
Staff’ remittances exceeded $2 billion for a document eighth consecutive month in January 2021. Pakistan acquired $2.3 billion price of remittances final month, up by 19 per cent as in comparison with January 2020. Nevertheless, remittances barely decreased as in comparison with $2.4 billion in December 2020.
Whereas, the present account deficit lowered to US$229 million in January 2021 from US$652 million final month. The SBP mentioned that for the primary seven months of the fiscal yr 2020-21, the present account surplus is $912 million, a major turnaround from the deficit of $2,544million throughout the identical interval final yr.