LONDON - Brent oil prices dropped on Tuesday, in line with global equity markets, after publication of worse-than-expected jobs data in top crude consumer the United States before the weekend. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in May shed 89 cents to $121.78 a barrel in London midday trade. London was closed on Friday and Monday owing to the Easter break but electronic deals continued in New York. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate crude for May, fell 53 cents to $101.93. On Monday, it hit an intra-day low of $100.81, the lowest point since mid-February.

 open market forex rates on 10/04/2012

Country     SELLING    BUYING

Euro     118.8     120

Japanese Yen     1.11     1.12

Saudi Riyal     24.15     24.35

UK Pound Sterling     143.8     145

US Dollar     90.95     91.3

Precious metals prices in Pakistan Rupee

Metal     10g     1 Tola     1 Ounce

6    6    6    6

Gold 24K      47,750       55,637       148,522

Palladium     18,501     21,557     57,546

Platinum     46,402     54,066     144,328

Silver     915     1,066     2,846