British pound, euro prices rise at Iran’s forex center

Business Materials 21 May 2013 10:28 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May.21/ Trend R.Zamanov

US dollar was sold at the price of 24,772 rials at Iran's forex center on Tuesday.

Euro was also presented at the price of 31,929 rials, while British pound was traded at 37,779 rials, IRNA News Agency reported.

Euro, British pound and US dollar were traded at the prices of 31,790, 37,615, and 24,773 rials respectively on Monday.

The new foreign exchange center was officially inaugurated on September 24. Some 21,013 applications worth 7.5 billion dollars have been registered at the center until February 28.

The new center allows importers of goods including truck tires, construction equipment and synthetic fibers to buy dollars at a rate 2 percent cheaper than the street rate at any given time.

According to the center's spokesman Samad Karimi, Iran's forex center has the capacity to trade over 100 million dollars each working day.

The government maintains an official reference rate of 12,260 rials to the dollar, but only a limited amount of foreign exchange is available at this rate.