Sun, August 14, 2022

Iranian Rial sinks as nuclear talks appear to hit roadblock

Iranian Rial sinks as nuclear talks appear to hit roadblock

On Saturday, the Iranian Rial fell but continued to be over historic lows. It occurred after reported news was shared that world leaders’ plans to strengthen the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement might face difficulties.

Indirect U.S.-Iranian discussions on keeping the 2015 Iran nuclear deal broke off this Friday until the following week, with European officials expressing concern at extensive demands by the new government of Iran. Washington said Tehran does not appear to be serious about the matter.

On Saturday, the U.S. dollar was selling in Iran for 302,300 rials on the unofficial market. According to the foreign exchange site, it appeared up from 295,000 on Friday.

According to the economic news website, the market received the first shock from the talks about the nuclear agreement. The website said the dollar gained 6,500 rials to 299,600 before rising on Saturday above 300,500.

At the beginning of October 2020, the rial currency beat a record low of approximately 321,000 to a dollar as a decline in oil prices increased the economic crisis in the country, already suffering the highest coronavirus death toll in the Middle East region while being under U.S. sanctions.

Dollar Up, Buoyed by Omicron Uncertainty

On Monday morning, the dollar seemed up in Asia, with uncertainty about the new omicron strain and expectations of more U.S. inflation data raising the weight on interest rates.

The U.S. Dollar Index edged up 0.17% to 96.271.

The USD/JPY pair increased 0.18% to 113.

The AUD/USD pair moved up 0.31% to 0.7023. 

The NZD/USD pair moved up 0.29% to 0.6759.

The USD/CNY pair decreased 0.12% to 6.3688, while the GBP/USD pair went up 0.04% to 1.3237.

ANZ Bank analysts said that maybe investors should be looking for volatility instead of a trend.

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