Friday, 19 August 2011 10:22
KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan s foreign exchange reserves rose to $18. 04 billion in the week ending Aug. 13, from $17. 97 billion the previous week, a senior State Bank official said on Thursday.
Reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) rose to $14. 55 billion from $14. 46 billion a week ago, while those held by commercial banks fell to $3. 49 billion from $3. 51 billion, said SBP chief spokesman Syed Wasimuddin. Foreign exchange reserves hit a record $18. 31 billion in the week ending July 30.
Pakistan s foreign exchange reserves were boosted in June by inflows of $411 million, including a loan of $191. 9 million from the World Bank, and another loan of $196. 8 million from the ADB.
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