EghtesadOnline: Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on Tuesday approved Iran's accession to the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, clearing the biggest hurdle in the way of one of Iran's action plans set by the Financial Action Task Force.
EghtesadOnline: Majlis Research Center, the parliamentary think tank, has released its first comprehensive report on the current foreign exchange market situation and the reasons it was gripped by wild gyrations in the final months of the previous fiscal year that ended in March and the following months.
EghtesadOnline: Chairman of Majlis Economic Commission said on Tuesday a parliamentary measure to manage the foreign exchange market is still on the agenda, but lawmakers are giving the government more time to see whether its measures will prove effective.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's Parliament in its latest open session on Tuesday continued to review the government-proposed amendments to the country's existing Anti-Money Laundering Law and ratified new measures, as the Financial Action Task Force's next plenary meeting draws nearer.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday came one step closer to fulfilling deficiencies in the country's action plan with the Financial Action Task Force, and passed amendment bills to the existing Law of Anti-Money Laundering and Law of Combating Financing of Terrorism.
EghtesadOnline: The Majlis Economic Commission said on Tuesday that it fundamentally agrees with the government's recent measures to control the foreign exchange market, although some of the executive decisions should be reconsidered.
EghtesadOnline: The Central Bank of Iran's Governor Valiollah Seif answered heated questions during an appearance in the latest open session of the parliament after the government announced late Monday that it has unified foreign exchange rates and the US dollar will be offered to all at 42,000 rials in response to the worst currency crisis hitting the country in more than five years.
EghtesadOnline: With the US dollar's exchange rate remaining above the psychological threshold of 50,000 rials in Tehran's market, lawmakers frustrated with the performance of the Central Bank of Iran in managing the volatility are considering a roadmap of their own to restore calm to the market.
EghtesadOnline: As part of their latest open session on Sunday to discuss the fiscal 2018-19 budget bill, members of parliament designated the areas where resources from the National Development Fund of Iran are allowed to be spent by the government.
EghtesadOnline: Members of Iran’s Parliament ratified a number of financial measures relating to bonds, finance and loans among other things during their latest open session on Tuesday to discuss the fiscal 2018-19 budget. Some of the measures were tweaked to comply with Islamic and constitutional precepts vetted by the Guardians Council.