Financial Tribune

  • FATF Continues Suspension of Countermeasures Against Iran

    The Financial Action Task Force has recognized measures taken by Iran in line with addressing its deficiencies and has decided to continue the suspension of active countermeasures until its next meeting

  • Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis met with President Hassan Rouhani on Feb, 21.

    Foreign ministers of the Netherlands and Spain are in Tehran for expansion of bilateral economic and political ties. 
    Sigrid Kaag, who also doubles as minister of foreign trade and development cooperation of the Netherlands, met with President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday. The two sides stressed the importance of boosting bilateral ties in all fields to meet the mutual interests of the two nations. Kaag said Dutch companies are ready to engage more actively in Iran’s technological, agricultural and energy saving projects, President.ir reported.

  • Valiollah Seif

    Governor of the Central Bank of Iran said on Wednesday anti-money laundering rules such as know your customer (KYC) controls are being implemented in the foreign exchange market and the recent crackdown on currency hawkers in the capital was a step in that direction. 
    "One of the principles of forex market transparency is that the person or institution offering the service should identify who receives those services. Therefore KYC is a serious issue related to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, which requires special sensitivity," Valiollah Seif also said in an interview with the parliament's news website ICANA. 

  • Over 22.27 billion shares valued at $1.37 billion were traded at TSE over the month ending Feb. 19.

    Stocks had a rollercoaster ride in the Iranian month that ended Feb. 19.
    Tehran Stock Exchange’s main index lost 669 points or 0.7% during the month to end at 98,148.5. TEDPIX reached its all-time high of 99,522.1 on Jan. 24.
    The benchmark index of the over-the-counter market Iran Fara Bourse grew by 14 points or 1.4% during the month to close at 1,098. IFX, too, was at its highest on Feb. 14 as it hit 1,107.76.
    Over 22.27 billion shares valued at $1.37 billion were traded at TSE over the month, with the number of traded shares dropping 5% while monthly trade value grew by 10% compared to the month before.

  • An electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo.

    As investors come to terms with the impending end of easy monetary policy, a new threat looms: The heavy supply of US Treasury could bump up bond yields and place greater pressure on stock prices.
    Stock markets globally came under heavy selling earlier this month after signs of higher inflation gave rise to fears that the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates at a quicker pace.

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