EghtesadOnline: In need of new sources of revenue to compensate for the budget deficit emanating from steep declines in oil exports and reduce the ballooning liquidity, the idea of taxing bank deposits has come to the fore again, raising the possibility that the government may introduce the scheme in the 2020-21 fiscal budget.
EghtesadOnline: The Central Bank of Iran is now focused on the upcoming open market operation hoping that the monetary policy would help curb inflationary effects of the ballooning liquidity because previous measures failed to produce the desired results the bank’s governor said.
EghtesadOnline: Monthly reports of Central Bank of Iran again speak of liquidity growth since the beginning of the present calendar year on March 20.
EghtesadOnline: The latest data released by the Central Bank of Iran indicate that total liquidity crossed 18,828 trillion rials ($144.8 billion) by the end of the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2019).
EghtesadOnline: Stock markets in Iran are on fire. Free flowing liquidity from parallel markets, rise in global commodity and metal prices, bullish foreign exchange rates, good yearend reports for listed companies and a stampede of new retail investors eager to ride the upward momentum have catapulted the Tehran Stock Exchange more than 4% since the start of the current year (March 21).
EghtesadOnline: A monthly report by the Central Bank of Iran released on Sunday, showed liquidity reached 17,645 trillion rials ($150.8 billion) in the Iranian month of Azar (Nov.22-Dec. 21), up 22.1% compared to the same month last year.
EghtesadOnline: Central bank data show that total liquidity was 16.93 quadrillion rials ($166.06 billion) on October 22 -- 20.7% higher compared to the same month last year.
EghtesadOnline: Debts of banks to the Central Bank of Iran have been rising at an alarming rate in recent years and the issue has become a major challenge for the banking system because the unpaid debts are a major factor behind the bulging liquidity and the galloping inflation.
EghtesadOnline: As if the bull run is not about to relent any time soon, Tehran stocks continued their rally on Saturday as a surge of liquidity gravitates toward the equity market. While the stock market growth has been lauded by analysts and officials in equal measure, a growing number of experts seem skeptical about the substance of the rally and fear that speculative bets are gradually supplanting earlier growth backed by fundamental factors.
EghtesadOnline: Iran stock market has had a stellar performance in the first half of the current financial year that began in March. The flow of liquidity from small investors struggling to persevere their assets in the face of a depreciating rial, has been the highlight of the equity market's success and the main driving force behinds its rally this time.