KARACHI - In the currency market, the rupee ended weaker at 90.85/90 to the dollar, compared with Thursday's close of 90.80/83 because of increased import payments. Dealers expect pressure on the rupee to persist because of rising international oil prices, which topped $123 a barrel on Friday and were heading for a fifth straight weekly gain.

 open market forex rates on 24/02/2012

Country     BUYING    SELLING

Euro     120.8     122

Japanese Yen     1.13     1.15

Saudi Riyal     24.15     24.35

UK Pound Sterling     142.6     143.8

US Dollar     90.85     91.15

Precious metals prices in Pakistan Rupee

Metal     10g     1 Tola     1 Ounce

6    6    6    6

Gold 24K    51,879       60,448       161,366

Palladium     20,791     24,225     64,669

Platinum     49,985     58,241     155,474

Silver     1,034     1,205     3,215