The Securities and Exchange Organization of Iran hosted Mr. Ali Tayebnia, the Minister of Economy and Commerce the other day. Considering the capital market status and conditions plus its potential for growth, attendees discussed the whole economy and the minister announced the lowering of the interbank interest rate to 18.5%, enjoying an 11.5% decline since the summer. The CEO of SEO also called the capital market as one of the priorities of the current government. Referring to the fact that many powerful countries enjoy a large and powerful capital market, he added that such markets have collected small amounts of money and provided companies with financing services to become active in manufacturing fields. Stating that the capital market’s target is to finance up to $69,464.59 mn by the end of the 6th development plan, Dr. Fetanat said that significant changes have been seen and still are expected from the Iranian capital market, especially Iran Fara Bourse. Finally, he expressed hopes over mutual funds’ capital raise hitting the $14,471.78 mn ceiling; he continued to say that funds provide reliable supports for Sukuk and the capital market and today, they can guarantee the clearing of all securities in the market.