KARACHI - HBL and Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaboratively create awareness of using the PMEX trading platform for HBL clients.
HBL and PMEX will work together to create awareness amongst the smallholder farmers for the adoption of the Electronic Warehouse Receipt Financing (EWRF) to achieve the broader objective of financial inclusion and poverty alleviation.
Speaking on the occasion, Aamir Kureshi, Head Consumer, Agriculture & SME Banking – HBL, said, “HBL is the market leader in Electronic Warehouse Receipt Financing (EWRF) and has actively partnered with the stakeholders for uptake of EWRF regime in Pakistan. EWRF has been established as the most convenient and cost-effective system of farmer financing against the crop harvest stored under quality warehousing. Through this partnership, we look forward to facilitating the farmers with better market access, price visibility, and transaction settlement.”
Speaking on the occasion, Ejaz Ali Shah, Managing Director - PMEX, said, “We are delighted to enter into a strategic partnership with HBL. We are committed to creating a vibrant, unified national market for indigenous agricultural commodities for ushering in economic growth. Together with HBL, we look forward to working on the propagation of EWR to help farmers achieve greater financial inclusion, avoid distress selling, improve earnings, and facilitate the Government of Pakistan in achieving documentation of trading of agriculture commodities.”
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|