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  • MPs Conclude Review of Central Bank Bill
    09/12/2018
    Members of the economic commission of Iran’s Parliament on Tuesday concluded the review of reform measures concerning the Central Bank of Iran, which is part of wider reforms aimed at overhauling...
  • New CBI Entities Approved
    09/11/2018
    Members of Majlis Economic Commission on Sunday approved the formation of new specialized committees within the Central Bank of Iran for reviewing articles related to long-awaited bank reforms....
  • CBI Consults Experts
    09/10/2018
    Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnasser Hemmati late Saturday sat down with a group of economic experts and university professors to review the country’s latest economic developments,...
  • Banking Reform Bills in MPs’ Crosshairs
    09/09/2018
    Members of the Iranian Parliament’s economic commission on Saturday continued reviewing articles of long-awaited reform bills targeting the country’s ailing banking system in addition to its...
  • CBI Moves to Regulate Leasing Firms
    09/06/2018
    The Central Bank of Iran has recognized leasing firms as separate entities from monetary players, potentially opening a new chapter in the country’s lending sector. According to the secretary-...
  • New Appointments at CBI
    09/04/2018
    Abdolnasser Hemmati, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran, on Monday officially appointed Farhad Hanifi the new deputy for supervisory affairs. He replaces Farshad Heidari who was selected as...
  • CBI Declares War on Liquidity
    09/02/2018
    The Central Bank of Iran has vowed to curb the rising tide of liquidity, which he blamed as the source of all market volatility, including a currency crisis that has seen the rial drop to record...
  • CBI Expected to Lift Crypto Ban
    08/27/2018
    When the Central Bank of Iran announces its new regulatory frameworks concerning virtual currencies, it is expected to lift a previous blanket ban on cryptocurrencies. Nasser Hakimi, CBI's deputy...
  • CBI Sets FX Deposit Terms
    08/26/2018
    The Central Bank of Iran on Saturday notified a directive to the banking system, which sets foreign currency deposit interest rates and doubles down on the previous promise of guaranteed returns...
  • CBI Moves to Sideline USD
    08/21/2018
    As part of the latest measure to ditch the US dollar from the country's transactions, the Central Bank of Iran has removed the American currency from the list of Sanarate.ir, the website reporting...
  • CBI Outlines Top Priorities
    08/19/2018
    The governor of the Central Bank of Iran, who took the reins of the policymaking body late last month, has outlined his top priorities for solving the problems and instilling stability in the...
  • Central Bank of Iran Against Market Intervention
    08/16/2018
    Central Bank of Iran's Governor Abdolnasser Hemmati said the regulator's policy under his watch continues to be non-intervention in the foreign exchange market. "We have said repeatedly that we do...
  • Online Forex System for Knowledge-Based Firms
    08/05/2018
    The Central Bank of Iran has established an exclusive online system to allocate foreign currencies at cheap government rates to innovative and knowledge-based firms in collaboration with the...
  • Forex, Gold Bull Run Slows Ahead of New CBI Package
    08/01/2018
    Foreign exchange rates in Tehran's unofficial market declined in a sign that the bull run has slowed, following the Central Bank of Iran's announcement that it will soon unveil a package of new...
  • CBI: New Forex Policy Coming
    07/31/2018
    Abdolnasser Hemmati, the newly-appointed governor of the Central Bank of Iran, said the ongoing volatility in the currency and gold markets is "unusual" and a byproduct of "enemies' conspiracy". ...
  • New CBI Governor Discusses Coordination With Bank CEOs
    07/30/2018
    Newly-appointed governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Abdolnasser Hemmati, met with the chief executives of banks and credit institutions to review challenges facing the banking system and carve...
  • Hemmati, 61, is the former head of Central Insurance of Iran who became the 18th head of the country’s central bank.
    07/28/2018
    Abdolnasser Hemmati, the newly-appointed governor of the Central Bank of Iran, has in his first comments as the country's top monetary policymaker pledged to promote the country's economic growth...
  • Hemmati Appointed CBI Chief
    07/25/2018
    The Cabinet on Wednesday agreed to appoint Abdolnasser Hemmati as the new governor of the Central Bank of Iran, a move widely seen as the first step in the widely expected reshuffle of President...
  • Full CBI Control Over Financial Sector by Sept.
    07/24/2018
    The Central Bank of Iran, the lending sector’s top regulator, plans to use its authority to bring the rogue credit cooperatives into line within two months, the CBI’s deputy for supervisory affairs...
  • CBI Mulling Interest Rate Tweaks
    07/12/2018
    A senior Central Bank of Iran official said the bank is conducting studies to "revise" interest rates in the banking system.  "However, the evaluation of monetary variables and interest rates in...
  • CBI Eases Forex Rules for Int’l Exams
    07/03/2018
    Candidates attending international exams are eligible to apply for foreign currency at the official rate, the Central Bank of Iran said in a letter to the National Organization of Educational...
  • CBI Discloses List of Cheap Currency Recipients
    07/02/2018
    The Central Bank of Iran on Sunday published the full list of companies that have received foreign exchange for imports at the preferential rate of 42,000 rials.  The move comes after public...
  • On Tuesday, the US dollar continued to lose ground in the unofficial market where exchange rates  were quoted at around 80,000 rials. 
    06/27/2018
    President Hassan Rouhani announced on Tuesday that he has ordered the Central Bank of Iran and the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade to publish the list of all individuals and firms that...
  • CBI, Capital Market Agree to Control  Gold Coin Bull Run
    06/25/2018
    As gold coin prices are skyrocketing, the Central Bank of Iran has reached an agreement with the capital market on implementing the latest scheme aimed at controlling the bull run. Representatives...
  • More Support for Tourism Sector
    06/25/2018
    Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif has pledged greater support for domestic tourism, after a call from the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to help shift...

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