TEHRAN- TEDPIX, the main index of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), lost 16,000 points (1.1 percent) to 1.394 million in the past Iranian calendar week (ended on Friday).
During the past week, the indices of Isfahan Refining Company, Mobarakeh Steel Company, Social Security Investment Company, and Barekat Pharmaceutical Group were the most widely followed ones.
Head of Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) has said the government is following new strategies to avoid pre-ordered pricing in the stock market in the long term.
“The government’s policy, in the long run, is to avoid pre-ordered pricing. This policy has been repeatedly stressed by the president and the government’s economic team and has been placed on the government’s agenda,” Majid Eshqi said on November 14.
According to the official, supply and demand should be the only determining factor for setting the price for a share.
“We need to move away from imperative policies so that companies can be profitable in the long-term,” he said.
Over the past 15 months, continuous fluctuations in the Iranian stock market have led shareholders, experts, and scholars to believe that the government should not interfere in the stock market, saying the government’s pre-ordered and unrealistic pricing of some state-owned shares is the main reason for the capital market’s current downward trend.
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