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SBP raises interest rate to 13.75%

SBP raises interest rate to 13.75%

May 24, 2022

KARACHI: In a bid to tackle soaring inflation, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) approved a 150-basis point (bps) increase on Monday, taking the base interest rate up to 13.75% from 12.25%.  The decision came as Finance Minister Miftah Ismail traveled to Doha to hold talks with the International Monetary[...]
High interest rate attracts $1bn foreign investment

High interest rate attracts $1bn foreign investment

November 26, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) decision to keep the interest rate unchanged at 13.25% in its bimonthly monetary policy has helped maintain the inflow of foreign investment, with the purchase of debt instruments exceeding $1 billion. According to the central bank’s data, the high-yielding, short-term treasury bills are[...]