Tehran Stock Exchange experiences dramatic fall

Business Materials 14 June 2016 15:08 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 14

By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend:

Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) main index has sharply dropped by 740 points to stand at 73,959 on June 14.

According to the TSE website, 920 million shares worth about $66.1 million were dealt in 62,758 transactions by the end of the day at the stock exchange.

Over the past two months since the start of the new Iranian year (started March 20), the TSE main index has performed negatively.

The downward trend in the TSE comes following an extremely positive reaction to the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Jan. 16, which resulted in the removal of the nuclear-related sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic's key energy and financial sectors.

Following the implementation of the JCPOA, a large number of excited investors in the TSE aiming to reap great profits rushed to purchase shares, so the main index immediately jumped by 25 percent.

However, the market soon started to correct itself as the JCPOA has partially failed to fulfill economic expectations in the country. In the meantime there are shortcomings in the country's fiscal and monetary policies that need to be addressed.

Experts at the TSE have forecasted growth for the country's capital market in the second half of the current Iranian calendar year which started March 20.