EghtesadOnline: Lawmakers have agreed to fast-track a bill that seeks to promote transparency in non-governmental public entities on Wednesday with a majority of lawmakers supporting the measure that would make disclosure of financial data mandatory for all public firms.
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: Members of the Iranian Parliament agreed on a 12.17-quadrillion-rial ($269 billion) budget for the next Iranian year on Thursday with 148 votes in favor, 38 against and 3 abstentions.
EghtesadOnline: Using insider information and the benefits of cronyism, some auto importers have made fortunes from the volatile import rules and the chaotic market over the past two years. To address the matter lawmakers on Monday passed a bill to impose a 60% tax on organizations and companies that benefitted from the windfall.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani's new ministers have won the Iranian parliament's vote of confidence, except the pick for the energy portfolio who had already served in the post under a reformist administration.
EghtesadOnline: Majlis Research Center has put forth eight proposals for the consideration of Foreign Ministry, including one for the revival of the economic department in the country’s diplomatic apparatus.
EghtesadOnline: Lawmakers on Tuesday had a closed-door meeting with the Governor of Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif, as the regulator’s actions had become a talking point in the controversy surrounding unlicensed credit and financial institutions.
EghtesadOnline: The research arm of the Iranian Parliament has published a report on fluctuations in the foreign exchange market during the past few months, advising the Central Bank of Iran to do what it takes for free-floating the rial against other currencies.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani presented the draft budget for the next Iranian year (to start March 21, 2017) to the country’s Majlis (Parliament) on Sunday.
EghtesadOnline: Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani, speaking in the Majlis open session on Sunday, called for adopting reciprocal measures against the US sanctions.