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Foreign Investment Trickles Into Iran’s Capital Market

Analyst at Securities & Exchange Organization
The amount of foreign investment in Iran’s capital market, including direct and portfolio investment, has reportedly quadrupled since the implementation of the landmark nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in mid-January 2016
The problem with Iran’s capital market stems from lack of custodianship services. The problem with Iran’s capital market stems from lack of custodianship services.
A handful of foreign entities with huge stakes in listed companies from the chemical sector make up more than 90% of foreign investment in Iran’s capital market

Total capitalization of Iran's capital market, including equity and fixed-income, is currently standing at around $130 billion. 
The amount of foreign investment in the country, including direct and portfolio investment, is reported to have been quadrupled since the implementation of the landmark nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in mid January 2016. 
Still, the figure comprises less than half a percent of the total market capitalization. The percentage does not include the amount invested in Iranian mutual funds. 
 

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