EghtesadOnline: Tehran's currency market was almost stable Monday as foreign exchange rates were unchanged. The dollar traded for 245,000 rials in the free market, posting 1,000 rials or 0.41% decline compared to Sunday's close. The currency appreciated 2.85% on Sunday but dropped 2.38% Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: The controversial plan allocating cheap foreign currency for import will continue in the next fiscal year (starting March 20).
EghtesadOnline: Foreign exchange rates were mostly increasing in the past seven days, mainly under the influence of political developments.
EghtesadOnline: Forex rates shot up in Tehran on the first day of the week. The dollar climbed to 243,000 rials on Saturday in the open market, posting 2.3% or 5,600-rial growth compared to Thursday's close.
EghtesadOnline: After a recent pattern of decline, forex and gold prices in Tehran are rising again. The dollar, which plunged to as low as 210,000 rials last Monday, climbed to 232,000 rials on Thursday gaining 4,000 rials or 1.8% compared to the earlier session.
EghtesadOnline: Forex and gold prices plunged in Tehran in the past three days amid optimism about a stronger rial in the coming weeks. The dollar plunged to five-month lows on Saturday fetching 229,000 rials – down 4.5% in one day. The greenback posted 7.5% decline compared to Wednesday's close when it bought 245,000 rials.
EghtesadOnline: Reversing the course from previous sessions, gold and foreign exchange prices dropped on Monday in Tehran's market. The dollar was quoted at 248,000 rials down 1,300 rials or 0.53% compared to the day earlier.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign exchange and gold prices closed higher on Sunday in Tehran's forex market paring losses in previous sessions.
EghtesadOnline: The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnasser Hemmati criticized the parliament’s decision to raise forex rates for importing essential goods, saying that it would negatively impact monetary variables.
EghtesadOnline: The Joint Commission of Iranian Parliament has voted in favor of changing the foreign exchange rate for the import of essential goods from 42,000 rials to 175,000 rials per dollar, suggesting that the prices of essential imports should be set in accordance with the exchange rate prevailing in the so-called secondary FX market, known by its Persian name Nima.