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Iran to ease exchange rate rules with US sanctions looming over

The plan lifts a ban on the sale of hard currency at floating rates by exchange shops for purposes such as overseas travel.


Reuters Last Updated at 05 Aug 2018, 23:08 IST Iran Islamic Rep., United States
Iran to ease exchange rate rules with US sanctions looming over

Iran announced on Sunday a plan to ease foreign exchange rules, state television reported, as Tehran tries to counter the effects of a plunging currency and prepares to face new U.S. sanctions.

The plan lifts a ban on the sale of hard currency at floating rates by exchange shops for purposes such as overseas travel. Exporters would be allowed to sell hard currency to importers, and there would be no limit on bringing currency or gold into the country.

Hard currency will be made available at a subsidised rate for purchases of basic goods and medicine, state television quoted a government statement about the plan as saying.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Iran Islamic Rep. United States

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