Today, the Pakistani rupee opened trading at 282.5 in the interbank market, marking its thirteenth consecutive day of decline against the US dollar.
It was steady at 11:30 PM, circling around the 284–285 mark versus the US dollar.
Rupee Falls Against US Dollar
Subsequently, between 1:30 and 2:30 PM, the interbank rate fell to 286 before stabilizing trends for the rest of the day.
Today, open market rates were between 284 and 287 at several currency counters.
The PKR lost 51 paisas versus the dollar today, and at close, it had depreciated by 0.18 percent to close at 286.9.
Today marked the thirteenth day in a row that the rupee closed lower.
Rupee Depreciation Since April 2022
The rupee has declined significantly since January 2023, by almost Rs. 70. It has decreased by more than Rs. 117 versus the US dollar since April 2022.
The PKR has dropped more than 50 paisas in value relative to the US dollar based on today’s exchange rate movements.
Pakistan and IMF Negotiations
The International Monetary Fund has so far demanded more strict reforms to bridge financing needs, and talks with the lender have reached a halfway point.
Technical-level negotiations on the first review between Pakistan and the IMF started on November 3, and policy-level discussions are anticipated to start on November 13 (Monday).
The majority of analysts predict that the rupee/dollar exchange rate will continue to fluctuate throughout November.
Other Currencies Exchange Rates
In today’s interbank market, the PKR was weaker than some of the other major currencies. It dropped 13 paisas versus the UAE Dirham (AED), 35 paisas versus the Australian Dollar (AUD), and 13 paisas versus the Saudi Riyal (SAR).
On the other hand, in today’s interbank currency market, it gained 17 paisas against the Canadian dollar (CAD), 20 paisas against the euro (EUR), and Rs. 1.05 against the British pound (GBP).
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