EghtesadOnline: Lawmakers are studying a proposal by the government and the Central Bank of Iran to slash four zeros off the national currency and switch the national currency from the rial to toman.
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: The Central Bank of Iran is studying the issuance of “crypto-rial” as a central bank digital currency (CBDC) and a digital form of the country’s fiat money, the CBI director of Payment Systems Department said.
EghtesadOnline: The national currency pared earlier losses at the beginning of trading day on Saturday as sentiment in the forex market weakened following new measures announced by the Central Bank of Iran including its currency injections to try and curb rates.
EghtesadOnline: The foreign exchange market in Iran is experiencing unprecedented highs as major currencies continue to rise against the national currency.
EghtesadOnline: New exchange rates should be used by banks as the basis for converting their forex debt and assets into rial, the Central Bank of Iran said Thursday.
EghtesadOnline: Major currencies moved further from record highs reached last week and declined Sunday both in Tehran’s free market and official exchange-bureaus affiliated to the Central Bank of Iran.
EghtesadOnline: The US dollar rose again in Tehran’s free market at the close of trading week on Thursday, moving incessantly toward 300,000 rials.
EghtesadOnline: After a brief lull, currency rates again rallied against the rial on Sunday. The dollar was quoted at 273,000 rials in Tehran’s open market, up 7,000 rials, or 2%.
EghtesadOnline: The rising tide of foreign currency rates against the rial paused on Saturday after soaring to record highs last week. The slide extended to the bullion market.