Forex Rates in Pakistan – PKR Foreign Exchange Rates


What is Foreign Exchange Rates?

A currency is changed into another at a specific rate called the foreign exchange rate. This is also called forex or FX. The phrase foreign exchange can also apply to the massive open markets where currencies are routinely exchanged and traded 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Foreign Exchange Markets, or Forex / FX, is the most frequent names for these open markets. Foreign Exchange Markets deal with the sale and purchase of multiple currencies at predetermined prices.

Pakistan Foreign Exchange Rates

 Australian DollarAUD136.75 PKR
 Canadian DollarCAD145.66 PKR
 EuroEUR200.31 PKR
 Japanese YenJPY1.49 PKR
 U.A.E DirhamAED49.61 PKR
 UK Pound SterlingGBP240.40 PKR
 US DollarUSD182.18 PKR
Pakistan Forex Exchange Rates Chart

Read More: Interbank Rates in Pakistan

What is the Process of Foreign Exchange?

Foreign exchange, another term for currency exchange, occurs when citizens of one country buy or sell a currency when visiting other countries. Because foreign exchange involves worldwide currency trading, investors worldwide purchase currency from economically stable countries to either buy or sell products or services or store in banks and earn interest. Foreign exchange traders control the currency exchange rate.

What Encourages Foreign Exchange?

The rate of foreign exchange in global markets increases every day due to the recent escalation in globalization. People who travel worldwide and exchange their currencies at airports are also active in foreign exchange. Furthermore, large firms, financial institutions, and governments from many nations routinely conduct and receive transactions worth billions of dollars, supporting foreign exchange. Aside from currency acquisition, global transactions/dealings may also include the import and export of items between markets in other countries.

Foreign Exchange Participants

Financial markets throughout the world keep trading running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Singapore, New York, Sydney, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and London have major foreign exchange and trading markets. In foreign exchange market participation, major multinational banks such as JP Morgan, Barclays, HSBC, UBS, Citi, Deutsche Bank, and others, together known as the interbank market, are increasingly important. Essentially, multinational banks contact smaller financial organizations known as ‘dealers,’ in charge of foreign exchange trading between international markets.

Exchange Rate Fixing

Every country’s National Bank normally sets the daily exchange rate. Foreign exchange fixing is the term for this practice. Fixed rates set by traders, banks, and dealers provide market stability and are used as a trend indicator in the international market. When banks fail to meet their objectives, the market’s resilience is jeopardized.

Factors Influencing Foreign Exchange Rates

The following are some of the elements that influence foreign exchange rates:

  • If a country’s economy is stable, its currency value will be high. More foreign markets are acquiring that currency.
  • A country’s currency exchange rate tends to rise when its inflation rate falls.
  • Foreign exchange rates rise as a result of imbalanced trade between countries. If a country earns less money from exports and spends more on imports, the currency devalues, altering foreign exchange rates.
  • When a country has a higher level of public debt, it attracts fewer foreign investors, resulting in lower foreign exchange rates.
  • A country’s political and financial stability boosts its foreign exchange rates worldwide.
  • Increased terms of trade between countries result in increased export income. Foreign exchange rates rise as a result of this.

Various Interbank Rates

Global banks typically charge higher interest rates on currency trading to accommodate clients’ withdrawals and payments and liquefy their assets. As a result, buying currency through a bank is more expensive than buying it on the free market. The purchase of currency from a bank is better suitable for investors who intend to save money in that bank to receive it back with additional interest.

Pakistan Situation

Foreign exchange rates in Pakistan are continually rising since our country’s economy is uncertain, causing the Pakistani Rupee to depreciate. Pakistanis receive a lower exchange rate for high-value currencies such as the Dinar Dollar, Pound, Euro, etc. The investors that keep their money in international banks and receive a doubled or tripled return are the ones who benefit the most.

Current Forex / Foreign exchange rates in Pakistan (March 28 2022).

  • The Pakistani Rupee (PKR) is 28.62 rupees, while the Saudi Riyal (SAR) is 48.58 rupees.
  • The current exchange rate between the US Dollar USD and the Pakistani Rupee PKR is 182.18 Rs, and the Australian Dollar AUD is currently 182.18 Rs.
  • The Canadian Dollar CAD is equivalent to 136.75 Rs in Pakistani Rupees. To PKR is 145.66 Rs, Euro EUR is 200.31 Rs, and Japanese Yen J.P.Y. is 145.66 Rs.
  • UAE Dirham AED To PKR is 49.61 Rs and UK Pound Sterling GBP To PKR is 1.49 Rs.
  • UAE Dirham AED To PKR is 1.49 Rs and UAE China Yuan CNY equals 240.40 Rs to PKR.
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