First Land & Construction fund establishes on Iran Fara Bourse!
– The inauguration of first Iranian Land and Construction mutual investment fund was carried out today on Iran Fara Bourse. The CEOs of Iran Fara Bourse and Bank Maskan along with minister of urban development attended the ceremony and wished for the new ETF to pool funds needed for capitalization of construction projects.
Foreign Investments in Iran Capital Market reaches new highs!
– Announcing the IRR 20,000 bn worth of foreign investors trade value in Iran Capital market, the Vice-Chairman International & Foreign Investment Affairs at the Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) of Iran added that a huge part of this money has entered into Iran’s debt market.
Iran Fara Bourse hosts another piece of Islamic Treasuries!
– Following the settlement process of Iranian government debts to industry sectors, today a new issue of ITBs worth IRR 19,000 bn (cUSD 451.3 mn) offered to public on Iran Fara Bourse under the ticker name of TB141. The securities have no coupon payments and will be issued at a discount to par. The below table demonstrate different scenarios for the pricing and YTM. However, the new T-bills priced at IRR 891,274 on Iran Fara Bourse today which led to a yield to maturity of 17.04% and a BEY of 15.84%.
Corporate Sukuk Murabaha offers on Iran Fara Bourse!
– Today the initial offering of cUSD 24.1 bn worth Sukuk Murabaha for Kerman Motor Co. takes place on Iran Fara Bourse for three consecutive days. This securities are to provide working capital to the company and has a nominal yield of 17% with coupons to be paid quarterly with a maturity of 24 months. This is another piece of corporate debt securities on Iran capital market with settlement period of T+1.
Rates to decline on Iran Capital Market fixed income funds!
– Recent stats revealed by Securities & Exchange Organization of Iran show significant decline on fixed income funds’ yields registered in the Iran Capital Market. The below comparison table indicates that on average Iranian fixed income mutual funds are now paying circa 2% less to their investors over the first 8 months of 1396 (2017/18). This is the direct effect of late Iran Central Bank directive on lowering interest rates and it could be counted as a good sign for Iranian economy in general.
Iran Banking Sector More Active in Europe!
– The recent blockage of some Iranian petrochemical companies’ bank accounts in China, which were then, experienced by Iranian citizens and students there, took negotiations and talks to be resolved; it appeared that they originated from severe implementation of FATF regulations and did not only focus on Iranians but they were applied to other countries wanting to open an account or transfer money.
Harmony Between Iran Debt Market & Iran Banking Sector!
– Going under pressure to stop the issuance of Islamic Treasury Bills since late last year, the Iran Debt Market started to see the re-entrance of such securities since September this year. On Saturday, the Iran Fara Bourse hosted IRR 9,000 bn worth of bills with a YTM of circa 15%. It seems that the Central Bank of Iran’s directive on lowering interest rate on bank deposits followed by strict supervision and precision in defining new rates has now hit the Iran Debt Market. The harmony between interests offered by the money and debt markets contains two hidden messages: one refers to the opportunity it offers to deepen the Iran Debt Market by more supply and the other deals with the positive effects of lower interest rates on other markets, which has the potential to turn the stock market into a more attractive one for fresh money.
USD 491.5 mn Sukuk Murabaha offered on Iran Fara Bourse!
– In an attempt to provide Government Trading Corporation Of Iran enough funds required for wheat purchases, the ministry of economic affairs and finance sold IRR 20,000 bn (USD 491.5 mn) worth of Sukuk Murabaha on Iran Fara Bourse the other day. The securities have maturity of 4 years with a nominal rate of 17% per annum and the coupons will be paid semi-annually by Central Securities Depository of Iran.
Islamic Financing instruments in the Iranian capital market!
by Alireza Hojjatnia
This article was first published in Islamic Finance news Volume 14 Issue 45 dated the 8th November 2017.
Finding proper financing methods has always been a challenge for businesses worldwide and Iran is no exception. Attracting more and more capital with adequate rates were, and still is, a major source of controversy among almost all Iranian business owners. Restrictions on the Iranian economy reaching the flow of international funds over recent years along with the Islamic nature of the nation made it a priority for policymakers to develop financing schemes that meet businesses’ needs and that are also Shariah compliant. It is worth mentioning that there are some small differences between Shia and Sunni Shariah laws. ALIREZA HOJJATNIA explores.