KARACHI: The greenback closed flat in value versus rupee on insignificant demand from corporate sector and dull import payments in interbank market. The commercial banks kept maintaining local currency in comfort zone besides they controlled inflow and outflow of greenback. The dollar closed at Rs 110.30 for buying and Rs 110.50 for selling with no change against the rupee. The dollar traded at a low of Rs 110.29. The dollar rate differential between kerb and interbank markets remained Rs 1.45 on day’s average. Demand from the importers and corporate sector was dull that kept dollar away from surge while payment near-zero from national exchequer stopped dollar to rise. Commercial banks helped the rupee to stand firm versus dollar. The euro remained firm in the interbank market to close at Rs 135.92 for buying and Rs 136.12 for selling after gaining 14 paisas. The pound Sterling remained up and closed at Rs 152.68 and Rs 152.88 for buying and selling respectively. It rose by 42 paisas. Kerb Market: The dollar remained flat in value in the open market following flat demand from corporate and private sector in interbank. The dollar closed at Rs 111.85 for buying and Rs 112.05 for selling in the open market against rupee. The demand and supply of dollar in the open market was moderate while demand from private sector buyers remained dull. The pound sterling closed at Rs 153.50 for buying and Rs 159720 for selling after remained up against rupee by 25 paisas, while euro remained flat and closed at Rs 136.75 for buying and closed at Rs 136.95 for selling. Published in Daily Times, March 13th 2018.