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Foreign exchange reserves increase to $19.655b

Foreign exchange reserves increase to $19.655b

KARACHI: The liquid foreign exchange reserves of the country increased by $137 million to $19.655 billion by week ended August 13, 2020.

According to media, the foreign exchange reserves of the country were at $19.518 billion by week ended August 07, 2020.

The foreign exchange reserves held by the central bank also increased by $139 million to $12.608 billion by week ended August 13, 2020 as compared with $12.469 billion a week ago.

The SBP attributed the increase in reserves to proceeds of $249.4 million from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Meanwhile, during the week, SBP also made government external debt repayments of $151.0 million.

The foreign exchange reserves held by commercial banks slightly down by $2 million to $7.047 billion by week ended August 13, 2020 as compared with $7.049 billion a week ago.