larKARACHI: The rupee remained firm in value against the dollar in interbank due to a modest intervention by State Bank and dull demand of greenback from corporate sector and exporters. The greenback gained strength versus rupee in open market on improved demand by corporate and private sector. The dollar closed at Rs 110.30 for buying and Rs 110.50 for selling. The dollar traded at a low of Rs 110.29. The dollar differential in kerb and interbank market was 47 paisas. There was a comparatively lesser-than-usual demand from the corporate sector, which coupled with central bank’s intervention kept the rupee firm. The euro gained 54 paisas in the interbank market to close at Rs 137.50 for buying and Rs 137.70 for selling. The pound sterling gained 54 paisas to close at Rs 153.20 and Rs 153.40 for buying and selling respectively. Kerb Market: The dollar remained firm against the rupee in the open market. The US dollar closed at Rs 111.70 for buying and Rs 111.90 for selling. It gained 1o paisas in the open market against the rupee. The demand and supply of dollar in the open market was no and demand mostly came from people going to Saudi Arabia for umrah. The pound sterling closed at Rs 154.50 for buying and Rs 154.70 for selling, it gained 25 paisas against the rupee while the euro closed at Rs 137.20 for buying and Rs 137.40 for selling. It gained 75 paisas in the kerb.Published in Daily Times, February 15th 2018.