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Why are policy rates rising?

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There has been a lot of talk regarding the recent rise in the local policy rates. But what does this mean to you and your finances?

First, let's start with the basics. Policy rates are the percentage charged by lenders to borrowers for the use of their money. In Pakistan, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) sets the benchmark policy rate.

Now, why are policy rates rising? 📈

There are several factors that can influence these rates, such as inflation, economic growth, and global events. In Pakistan, rising inflation is a key driver of increasing them. The SBP has been raising them in an effort to curb inflation and stabilize the economy.

So, what does this mean for you? 🤔

These high rates provide opportunities to hedge against inflation and minimize the corroding effect of inflation to your wealth. Moreover, rising rates also lead to volatility in stock markets and other investments. It is wise to keep an eye on interest rate developments and making informed decisions.

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