Euro, British pound prices rise, USD falls at Iran’s forex center
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.1/ Trend R.Zamanov
US dollar was sold at the price of 24,780 rials at Iran's forex center on Saturday.
Euro was also presented at the price of 32,114 rials, while British pound was traded at 37,511 rials, the IRNA News Agency reported.
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.