Rupee sheds 8 paisas against dollar

ISLAMABAD  -  The rupee on Friday weak­ened by 08 paisas against the US dollar in the inter­bank trading and closed at Rs 279.19 against the previous day’s closing of Rs 279.11. However, according to the Forex Association of Pakistan (FAP), the buying and selling rates of the dollar in the open market stood at Rs 279.4 and Rs 282.3, respectively. The price of the Euro decreased by 36 paisas to close at Rs 302.05 against the last day’s closing of Rs 302.41, according to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The Japanese Yen lost 01 paisa to close at Rs185, whereas a decrease of 37 paisas was witnessed in the exchange rate of the British Pound, which was traded at Rs 352.87 com­pared to the last closing of Rs 353.24. The exchange rates of the Emirates Dir­ham and the Saudi Riyal increased by 02 paisas each to close at Rs 76.01 and Rs 74.44 respectively.

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