As Iran Rial Implodes By 20% In One Day, Follow The Death Of A Currency In Real Time
by Tyler Durden
Iranian clerics’ attempts to curb speculation in the Rial and stabilize the currency appear to have backfired as the un-official (real) Rial rate traded as low as 34,250 Rial to the USD this morning – a massive 20% plunge. Demand for gold is surging (as Tehran exchange volume is up almost 18% today) as the population appears to be readying itself for hyperinflationary death – as we wrote yesterday, it really is no fun in Iran. The following tables/links will allow the real-time monitoring of that market’s collapse – since Bloomberg’s official rates are entirely useless.
The rial’s losses have accelerated in the past week after the government launched an “exchange centre” designed to supply dollars to importers of some basic goods at a special rate slightly cheaper than the market rate.