Announcement of BankHoliday on January 1, 2020. Continue reading State Bank announces Bank Holiday on 1st January
Attention General Public: Sale, purchase and transfer of foreign currency through Hawala or Hundi operators is illegal. – State bank of Pakistan Continue reading State bank of Pakistan warns Public
Governor SBP, Dr. Reza Baqir, welcomed Moody’s change in outlook on Pakistan from negative to stable. He noted that this positive development reflects the recognition of tough decisions taken by the economic policymakers over recent months including the step devaluations of the exchange rate that culminated in the change in the exchange rate regime to a market based system since May 2019. These steps have … Continue reading Governor SBP welcomes change in Moody’s Outlook and recent market developments
As a major move towards addressing the challenge of access to finance to farming community, State Bank of Pakistan has amended its Prudential Regulations of Agriculture Financing, SME Financing, and Corporate & Commercial Banking by allowing banks to accept Electronic Warehouse Receipts as collateral for lending against storage of agriculture produce and commodities. Warehouse Receipt Financing (WHRF) is a mechanism whereby farmers, traders and processors … Continue reading State Bank of Pakistan allows Electronic Warehouse Receipt as collateral for bank financing.
Governor SBP Dr. Reza Baqir unveiled the commemorative coin of Rs.550 to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak at State Bank of Pakistan. A delegation of Sikh Community led by Sardar Ramesh Singh Khalsa, Patron in Chief Pakistan Sikh Council & Member Prime Minister’s Taskforce for Evacuee Trust Property Board, comprising members of Pakistan Sikh Council and Baba Guru Nanak Darbar also … Continue reading Governor SBP unveils commemorative coin at 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Sahib
Dr. Reza Baqir, Governor, State Bank of Pakistan launched the National Payment Systems Strategy (NPSS) in an event held today at its headquarters in Karachi. President of the World Bank, Mr. David Robert Malpass was the Chief Guest at the event that was attended by key stakeholders including regulators, government entities, banks, telcos, Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs), Payment System Operators (PSOs) and Payment Service Providers … Continue reading SBP Launches National Payment Systems Strategy during Visit of World Bank’s President
The country’s total liquid foreign exchange reserves slightly moved up by $ 44 million to $ 15.186 billion by the end of last week. During the week under review, the State Bank of Pakistan’s reserves increased by $ 79 million to $ 7.893 billion as on October 18, 2019 compared to $ 7.813 billion a week earlier. Reserves held by banks declined by $ 35 … Continue reading Forex reserve increase.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf led government has collected around $30 million under the ‘Pakistan Banao Certificate’ (PBC) from the Pakistani diaspora living abroad. Earlier this year, the government had launched Pakistan Banao Certificate which overseas Pakistanis could buy. The certificates were aimed at getting more investment from overseas Pakistanis to revive the economy. According to Finance Ministry Spokesperson Umar Hameed, Pakistan Banao Certificate is a script-less … Continue reading $ 30 Million collected from Expats under ‘PAKISTAN BANAO CERTIFICATES’
Increase in the price of imported products not only benefited the local businesses but decreased the current account deficit by 64% The country’s current account deficit (cad) in the first quarter of current fiscal year declined by a huge 64% mainly on the back of a 21pc reduction in the imports bill. The State Bank’s latest data issued on Friday showed the current account deficit … Continue reading Imports drop, Exports rise by $99m
Global investors are piling into Pakistan’s local-currency bonds like never before. Attempts at economic reforms, support from the International Monetary Fund and interest rates topping 13% make the nation’s fixed income attractive amid a surge in the world’s pool of negative-yielding debt. Small wonder foreigners bought $342 million of debt in the quarter through September, compared with virtually zero inflows in the past two years, … Continue reading From Zero to Hero: Pakistan Bonds Evoke Egypt’s Success Tale – Bloomberg