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Iran's currency in free fall as American sanctions loom

Iran's currency in free fall as American sanctions loom

Iran's currency is continuing its downward spiral as increased American sanctions loom, hitting a new low on the thriving black market exchange, ABC reported.

 

The Iranian rial fell to 112,000 to the dollar on Sunday, from 98,000 to $1 on Saturday. The government-set exchange rate was 44,070 to the dollar, compared to 35,186 on January 1.

 

The Iranian rial's been declining steadily for years but the drop has accelerated in recent months after the U.S. decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran in May and announcement of increased sanctions beginning next month.

 

The government last week replaced the country's central bank governor Waliollah Seif, whose policies have also been blamed for the rial's fall, and eased regulations on bringing foreign currencies into the country to combat black market trading.

Last Modified: Sunday، 29 July 2018 02:53 PM
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