WEB DESK: Firmness prevailed on the money market on Friday as the rupee firmly held the overnight levels against the dollar in the process of trading, dealers said. The rupee shed one-paisa versus the dollar for buying and selling at Rs 104.42 and Rs 104.44 respectively, they said.
INTER-BANK MARKET RATES: OPEN MARKET RATES: The rupee depicted no change in terms of the dollar for buying and selling at Rs 104.40 and Rs 104.60 respectively, however it gave up overnight gains versus the euro, losing 60-paisa in relation to the euro for buying and selling at Rs 117.60 and Rs 118.60, they added.
In the final Asian trade, the Australian dollar hit a six-week high and emerging Asian currencies rallied, as the greenback came under pressure due to increasing doubts that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year.
Commodity currencies and emerging Asian currencies have enjoyed a banner week as many investors pushed back expectations for the timing of Fed lift-off into next year after last week’s lacklustre US jobs data. The dollar was available against the Indian rupee at Rs 64.83, the greenback was at 4.1200 versus the Malaysian ringgit and the US currency at 6.348 in terms of the Chinese yuan.
Open Bid Rs.104.40
Open Offer Rs.104.60
Interbank Closing Rates: Interbank Closing Rates For Dollar on Friday.
Bid Rate Rs.104.42
Offer Rate Rs.104.44
RUPEE IN LAHORE: The local currency has recovered its earlier loss against the dollar while remaining weak against the British pound at the open currency markets of Lahore.
On Friday currency dealers said the dollar resumed trading on a positive note at Rs 104.75 and Rs 105.00 on the buying and selling counters, as against Rs 104.70 and Rs.104.95 on Thursday.
It did depreciate its worth though following a dull activity and eventually closed at Rs 104.55 and Rs 104.90 on the buying and selling counters.
The pound further appreciated its worth against the local currency, which was purchased and sold at Rs 159.10 and Rs 159.90 as against Thursday’s closing rates of Rs 159.00 and Rs 159.60.
RUPEE IN ISLAMABAD AND RAWALPINDI: The rupee-dollar parity remained unchanged on the open currency markets of Islamabad and Rawalpindi here on Friday.
The dollar opened at Rs 104 (buying) and Rs 104.25 (selling) against same last rate. It did not observe further change in the second session and closed at Rs 104 (buying) and Rs 104.25 (selling).
Pound Sterling opened at Rs 158 (buying) and Rs 158.50 (selling) against same overnight value. It did not observe further change in the evening session and closed at Rs 158 (buying) and Rs 158.50 (selling).