SBP News

State Bank of Pakistan Governor Reza Baqir at a press conference on Monday expressed confidence in the country’s economic future, and provided assurance that the “two main causes of our instability are being effectively addressed in a credible manner”. Baqir’s press conference comes days after the budget was presented in the National Assembly. In the […]

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has come up with its own Ideathon for fintech startups, aimed at promoting innovative ideas in the financial system to achieve the financial inclusion of the country’s economy at a faster pace. The idea of holding an ideathon is a very encouraging sign, which should be followed by different regulatory authorities […]

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has projected deterioration in bank earnings, inter-bank borrowing, foreign currency market and external sector vulnerabilities in 2018. This carries a potential risk to dent financial stability of the country in the current calendar year. The central bank has, however, raised hope that commercial banks would meet almost all the […]

KARACHI: Reversing its earlier decision, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is reported to have allowed dealers the import of 100 per cent cash dollars against the export of other foreign currencies. The central bank restricted the cash dollar import to 35pc through a circular on Jan 1 — a move that resulted in a […]

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) believes banks follow a discriminatory lending policy that hurts the economy and violates rules set for financial institutions. The SBP asked banks and development finance institutions (DFIs) on Monday not to discriminate against any segment of society. Banks and DFIs are required to desist from adopting discriminatory practices on the basis of […]

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday changed banks’ exposure limits through amendments to prudential regulations, but stopped short of setting a threshold for investments in government papers. “The aggregate amount of large exposures of a bank or development finance institution (DFI) will not, at any point in time, exceed 50 per cent […]

QUETTA –  State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra on Monday criticised the stakeholders for their poor performance in Balochistan and said that statistics of financial institutions in the province were not encouraging. This parameter of enactment cannot be kept unremitting, the SBP governor said while talking to presidents and chief executive officers […]

KARACHI: Pakistan´s “war on terror” has cost the developing country a whopping $118 billion so far, a new central bank report has said, an amount equivalent to well over one third of its gross domestic product. The central State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) released its annual report on Thursday showing extremist violence cost the country […]

KARACHI – Governor, State Bank of Pakistan Ashraf Mehmood Wathra on Thursday showed his confidence that the country’s economy was moving on right path and the loan from International Monetary Fund (IMF) would be repaid as per schedule. Briefing media here at the State Bank’s Head Office, the SBP governor said the foreign exchange reserves of the […]

ISLAMABAD: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) revealed that Pakistan did not slash prices of petroleum products in accordance with international prices.  According to documents received by SAMAA, crude oil was traded at $112 per barrel in April 2013 with Pakistan selling petrol at Rs.102 per liter then. Three years down the line, the crude slumped […]