EghtesadOnline: The first transactions were reported under the newly unveiled Open Market Operation on Saturday when 10,000 treasury bills were traded between the Central Bank of Iran and a bank in need of liquidity, an Iran Fara Bourse official said.
EghtesadOnline: The Central Bank of Iran officially started open market operations as part of its monetary policy to curb inflation, control interest rates in the interbank market and manage liquidity.
EghtesadOnline: Almost 1,290 trillion rials ($9.9 billion) has been injected into Iran’s stock market since the beginning of current fiscal year (March 2019) up until December 21, said the Securities and Exchange Organization’s deputy chief for stock markets.
EghtesadOnline: Tehran stocks gained ground on Saturday as liquidity continued to flow from small-cap stocks into giant listed companies amid investor optimism toward monthly financial records.
EghtesadOnline: In an analytical report appraising measures taken to curb inflation, the Majlis Research Center says the government has resorted largely to temporary and micro measures to curb inflation and control liquidity but in doing so has failed to address macro variables.
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).