Rupee gains Rs1.7 against dollar amid hopes of IMF programme revival

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June 29, 2022

Analysts expect rupee to close in range of 202-205 tomorrow — when fiscal year ends

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The Pakistani rupee gained Rs1.75 to close at Rs205.12 against the greenback in the interbank market.— AFP/File

KARACHI: As Pakistan received the Memorandum of Economic and Fiscal Policies (MEFP) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the combined seventh and eighth reviews, the local unit gained Rs1.75 against the US dollar in the interbank market on Wednesday.

The local unit was trading at Rs204 during intra-day trade, but dropped to Rs205 against the dollar when the market closed, according to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

The Pakistani rupee gained Rs1.75, or 0.85%, to close at Rs205.12 against the US dollar in the interbank market.

Analysts expect the rupee to close in the range of 202-205 tomorrow — when the fiscal year ends.

Speaking to Geo.tv, Pakistan-Kuwait Investment Company Head of Research Samiullah Tariq said that the local currency recovered because of positive news from the IMF.

“Although the MEFP document received from the IMF has some tough conditions and hints towards further tightening the market is hopeful that the government will accept those conditions after slight negotiations,” he added.

Arif Habib Commodities Managing Director and CEO Ahsan Mehanti, while talking to Geo.tv, identified three reasons behind the recovery of the rupee against the greenback.

The analyst further added that speculations are in favour of the Pakistani rupee, therefore the market expects the currency to close FY22 near the 202 level.




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