During the second quarter, e-Banking channels processed 186.7m transactions worth Rs11.7tr, SBP says.
Six-month spending in imports of produce 29 per cent higher than the corresponding period of previous fiscal.
Pakistan earns $1bn through the products of one million cotton bales while Bangladesh and Vietnam earn $6bn and $8bn.
Penetration of India and China has limited Pakistan’s option to retain its market share, chamber official says.
The bank scrip dropped by 4.4pc amid high volumes, as memories of the HBL episode were revived in minds of investors.
We have saved enough to protect the bank from any bad impact in case of adverse verdict in pension case: NBP president.
Inflows from United States, United Kingdom and European Union countries increased significantly, SBP says.
The dollar traded as low as Rs111.20-Rs111.50 in the open market on Saturday
A latest report by SBP shows banks extended Rs115.58bn loans to PSEs during the July-January period of 2017-18.
Beijing maintains its status as Islamabad’s largest trading partner.
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“The weighted contribution of food group in the overall inflation increased to 34.01pc during December 2017."
Current expenditures grew sharply on account of higher spending on defence among other things, says SBP report.
Quarterly report says rising income levels of consumers are fuelling retail sales and commercial activities.
China now dominates FDI with a share of more than two-thirds in total investments, SBP reported.