Rupee gains value in interbank ahead of Ishaq Dar’s return As the local unit suffered consecutive losses during several previous sessions, the Pakistani rupee gained ground against the US dollar as trading for the week began on Monday. The rupee appreciated versus the dollar by 2.63 to reach 237.02 during intraday trade in the interbank market. The last closing of the dollar on Friday was Rs239.65. Interbank closing #ExchangeRate for todayhttps://t.co/wPPD2zZ6OQ pic.twitter.com/Io9sAuRXZL — SBP (@StateBank_Pak) September 23, 2022 However, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif nominated Ishaq Dar as the new Finance Minister as Miftah Ismail resigned from his post in London on Sunday. Finance Minister Miftah Ismail said: “In a meeting with Mian Nawaz Sharif and PM Shehbaz Sharif today, I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister. I will tender a formal resignation upon reaching Pakistan. It’s been an honour to serve twice as Finance Minister. Pakistan Paindabad.” In a meeting with Mian Nawaz Sharif and PM Shehbaz Sharif today, I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister. I will tender a formal resignation upon reaching Pakistan. It’s been an honour to serve twice as Finance Minister. Pakistan Paindabad — Miftah Ismail (@MiftahIsmail) September 25, 2022 Stocks tumble, dollar soars and bonds plunge as recession fears grow US and European stocks tumbled, the dollar scaled a 22-year high and bonds sold off again as fears grew that a central bank prescription of raising interest rates to tame inflation will drag major economies into recession. The Dow (.DJI) narrowly missed confirming a bear market as a deepening downturn in business activity across the euro zone, and US business activity contracting for a third straight month in September, left Wall Street wallowing in a sea of red. The British currency and debt prices weakened further after the UK government announced huge debt-financed tax cuts that will boost borrowing, sending UK bond yields vaulting higher in their biggest daily increases in decades. The euro plummeted to a 20-year low and sterling to a 37-year low, while the dollar soared after the Federal Reserve this week signaled rates would be higher for longer. George Goncalves, head of US macro strategy at MUFG, said the Fed wanted financial conditions to tighten and high-interest rates were the mechanism to deliver market investors had not seen for a long time. “It’s something we’re not used to, that’s why it’s more surprising for most,” he said. “It’s going to be a long staring contest between the Fed and the markets, and in the middle is the economy which is not responding yet to this tightening.” MSCI’s world stocks index shed 2.07% to almost two-year lows. The pan-European STOXX 600 index closed down 2.34%, its biggest weekly loss in three months. Additionally added from Reuters.