Tag Archives | exchange rates

Iran Currency’s Value Continues to Fall

While Iran’s market has experienced a hike in the value of foreign currencies and gold coin prices in recent months, the Iranian money plunged to a record low against the US dollar in the unofficial market, which is being offered for as much as 110,000 rials Monday. The value of Iranian rial against euro also […]

Iran to Launch Secondary Currency Market

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif announced that the country plans to establish a secondary currency market in coming days as the Iranian rial has plunged to an all-time low against the US dollar. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with parliamentarians in Tehran on Monday, Seif said […]

Why Iran moved to Unify Dual Exchange Rates

By Maziar Motamedi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In an abrupt move, Iran moved to unify its dual exchange rates — one official and the other the free market rate — on April 11 to prevent further depreciation of the rial, re-establish the […]

Iran Replaces US Dollar with Euro

Iran Replaces US Dollar with Euro as Official Reporting Currency The Iranian cabinet on Wednesday approved a plan to replace the US dollar with euro in reporting foreign currency amounts. During a meeting chaired by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Wednesday, the cabinet obliged all ministries, and governmental organizations and companies to use […]

What’s behind Iran’s massive Capital Flight?

By Bijan Khajehpour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. A prominent Iranian member of parliament’s recent statement about a significant outflow of capital from the country has raised eyebrows. Commenting on the foreign exchange fluctuations in March, parliamentary economic commission head Mohammadreza Pourebrahimi said some $30 […]

MPs call on Central Bank boss to Resign as Rial Plummets

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. As the Iranian rial hit a record low, trading above 60,000 against the US dollar on April 9, criticism against President Hassan Rouhani and Central Bank Gov. Valiollah Seif has intensified. The rial has dropped in […]

Iran Unifies Exchange Rates to Halt Currency Slide

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif said the country has unified its official and open market exchange rates as the Iranian rial plunged to an all-time low against the US dollar. Speaking at an open session of the parliament on Tuesday morning, Seif explained about the currency slide in recent […]

What’s really driving Currency Depreciation in Iran?

By Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Iranian rial has lost about a third of its value over the last year, burnishing claims that the economy is stumbling. But while the devaluation is concerning, it does not point directly to […]

Iran Forms Special Task Force on Currency Slide

Spokesman for the Iranian Administration Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said a special task force has been set up at the behest of President Hassan Rouhani to control the country’s currency market as the Iranian rial hit a record low against the US dollar. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Monday, Nobakht regretted the recent currency depreciation […]

Iran Postpones Unification of Exchange Rates

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has reportedly indicated that it will not be able to unify the country’s “official” and”open market” currency exchange rates by March 20, as previously planned. According to the report from Forbes, unifying the rates has been one of the key policy goals of the Rouhani government. […]

Why Cheaper Rial could Help Iran

By Navid Kalhor, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. At present, Iran has both an official exchange rate and an unofficial market rate that is used in exchange houses. The rial trades at above 35,000 per US dollar on the open market, compared to […]

Iran Cuts 2016 Budget

Iran has reduced its state budget for the coming year by 2.6 percent, as low oil prices put pressure on the country’s finances. A government spokesman is quoted as saying that the budget for the year starting on 20th March has been tentatively set at 2.670 trillion rials, down from an original plan for this […]