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Dollar ticks up against rupee in interbank

Local currency settled at Rs279.26 on Monday, according to SBP

The dollar recorded a marginal gain against the rupee in the interbank market on Monday, according to the State Bank of Pakistan.

The local currency settled at Rs279.26, a loss of Re0.07, against the greenback, the central bank said.

Last week, the rupee ticked up in the interbank as it increased by 17 paise or 0.06% against the US dollar.

Since crossing the Rs300 mark a few months ago, the value of the dollar has slowly decreased in the face of a crackdown by the government against hoarding and smuggling.

The local currency started to make some ground against the dollar in interbank and open markets after the International Monetary Fund reached a staff-level agreement with Pakistan on a $3 billion stand-by agreement in July 2023.

Globally, the US dollar drifted weaker on Monday, pressured by lower Treasury yields, as traders waited for more crucial economic data for fresh clues on the timing of Federal Reserve interest rate cuts.

Bitcoin rose to a more than two-year peak amid big flows into cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds.

The dollar index - which measures the currency against six major peers, including the euro and yen - eased 0.07% to 103.79 in early Asian trading, bringing it closer to the bottom of the 103.43-104.97 range of the past month.

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