EghtesadOnline: The currency market, seemingly in calm waters for almost two weeks, shot up Thursday triggered by negative political developments.
EghtesadOnline: With last week's brief volatility behind, the currency market in Tehran experienced more stability on Saturday. The US dollar, which had surged above the resistance level of 140,000 rials last week, was traded for 137,000 rials in the open market.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign exchange rates declined on Thursday, after a week of flurry brought the US dollar close to the psychological level of 140,000 rials the previous day.
EghtesadOnline: After unexpected gains in currency rates over the past week, the market returned to stability on Thursday. On the last trading day of the Iranian week, the US dollar dropped below the psychological resistance level of 110,000 rials after having approached 120,000 rials a day earlier.
EghtesadOnline: The rial has been keeping relatively steady since the reimposition of US sanctions last week, a fact reflected in official comments in Tehran that much of the impact of the sanctions have already been baked in.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign exchange rates gained on the Tehran currency market on Sunday for the first time after a period of stability with the dollar again crossing the resistance level of 140,000 rials. In late afternoon, the greenback traded at 144,000 rials. The euro changed hands for 166,000 rials, up from the previous day's 159,000 rials.
EghtesadOnline: The currency market in Tehran stabilized further on Sunday with the USD exchange rate dropping below the support level of 140,000 rials. The greenback was traded for 138,000 rials on the open market to post the fourth straight decline. The Euro changed hands for 160,000 rials -- down from 162,400 at the outset of trade.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's currency market has lost some of its fluctuating fervor in the past few days, leading to hopes that airlines will also bring down their skyrocketing prices, as some have already done so.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian rial continued its rally on Tuesday after weeks of depreciation had sent it to a series of record low. New gains for the national currency came unexpectedly as people rushed to exchange shops to convert their greenbacks into the local currency.
EghtesadOnline: Plans are underway for eleven agent banks to sell foreign currency to non-commercial, everyday purposes as part of a new mechanism to reform the volatile currency market, says Mehdi Kasraei-Pour, head of CBI's Department for Forex Polices and Regulations.