Rupee registers marginal decline, settles at 224.16 against US dollar


Kaeachi: Pakistan’s rupee registered a marginal loss for the third consecutive session against the US dollar on Wednesday, as the currency recorded a depreciation of 0.02% in the inter-bank market. As per the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the rupee closed at 224.16 after a decrease of Re0.05. The rupee has depreciated by 21.25% against the US dollar during the ongoing calendar year. On Tuesday, the rupee had registered losses against the US dollar to settle at 224.11 after a decrease of Re0.20 or 0.09%. In a key development on Tuesday, the Finance Division rejected reports of supposed economic emergency proposals circulating on social media, categorically stating it has no such plans. Web Desk
The Finance Division in its message said the reports are “unfortunately aimed at creating uncertainty about the economic situation in the country”.
Globally, the dollar crept higher on Wednesday as top executives from the biggest US banks warned of an impending recession, which dampened risk appetite and kept the greenback supported.
Top bankers from JPMorgan Chase & Co, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs said overnight that the banks are bracing for a worsening economy next year, as inflation threatens consumer demand.