March 21, 2019 / 1:03 PM / a month ago

TABLE - Pakistan reserves increase $716 mln to $8,838.7 mln week ending Mar 15

    KARACHI, Pakistan, March 21 (Reuters) - Pakistan's foreign
exchange reserves increase $716 million to $8,838.7 million in
the week ending March 15, compared to $8,122.9 million in the
previous week, central bank said on Thursday.
     RESERVES        Week ending    Previous Week  Change/pct
   ($ billions)         Mar 15                     
 Held by the State   $8,838.7 mln   $8,122.9 mln       8.8
 Bank of Pakistan                                  
      Held by       $6,870.9 mln    $6,843.0 mln       0.4
 commercial banks                                  
       Total        $15,709.6 mln   $14,965.9 mln      4.9
     During the week ending March 15, central bank received
inflow of $1,000 million from United Arab Emirates (UAE) as
placement of funds. After taking into account outflows relating
to external debt and other official payments, State Bank of
Pakistan reserves increased by $716 million during the week,
central bank said on Thursday.
     
    

 (Reporting by Syed Raza Hassan)
  
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