SBP reserves soar $384m to $16.4b

KARACHI: According to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday, the foreign exchange reserves increased by 2.39% on a weekly basis. 

As per details, the reserves held by the central bank on April 23 were $16,427.8 million compared to $16,043.9 million last week. The reserves increased by $384 million. The SBP did not give any formal explanation for the rise in foreign reserves. 

The net reserves held by the SBP add up to $7,092.4 million. The total reserves (held by SBP and other banks) and overall liquid foreign currency reserves stood at $23,520.2 million. 

On July 9, 2019, Pakistan received a $991.4 million loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which jumped the reserves. In late December 2019, another loan of $454 million was received. 


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