November 30, 2018 / 3:44 PM / 13 days ago

Pakistan dollar-bonds fall after cenbank slashes growth forecast, warns of headwinds

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Pakistan’s dollar-denominated sovereign debt came under pressure on Friday after the central bank slashed its growth forecast and warned of mounting headwinds while hiking interest rates to 10 percent.

The country’s 2036 issue fell 1.23 cents to 88.436 cents, its lowest level since September, according to Tradeweb data.

The central bank has now raised rates by more than 4 percentage points since January in a bid to ease widening current account pressures that threaten to trigger a balance of payments crisis. Earlier on Friday, the rupee plunged more than 6 percent in what dealers said was another currency devaluation by the central bank. (Reporting by Karin Strohecker Editing by Jamie McGeever)

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