Liquidity in Iran amounts to $346b

Liquidity in Iran has reached 4,240 trillion rials (over $346 billion), the Mehr news agency quoted Central Bank Governor Mahmoud Bahmani as saying.

Liquidity has grown by 22.1 percent compared to the earlier announced figure, he stated.
The Central Bank previously reported that liquidity has grown over five folds since seven years ago.
Bahmani said in May that the liquidity growth rate fell to 19.4 percent in the past year, which ended on March 19, 2012, compared to 25.2 percent in preceding year.
Head of Parliamentary Economic Committee Gholamreza Mesbahi Moqaddam has said the subsidy reform plan put into place by the government has created $13 billion more in liquidity than was anticipated.
But, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has rejected such claims about the effect of implementing the subsidy reform plan in increasing liquidity.
The subsidy reform plan pays $37 to Iranians, eliminating subsidies for fuels and some commodities.
“When the plan started in December 2010, liquidity was expected to stand at about $32 billion,” Moqaddam said.
However, a greater demand for the cash subsidies and the government’s debt to the central bank led to $45 billion in liquidity.
Source: Tehran Times

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