Central Banking

Iranian public votes on currency reform

The Central Bank of Iran
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On Saturday, the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran launched a website allowing the public to vote on key decisions relating to the future of the Iranian currency.

The central bank sought public opinion on what the name of the currency should be: the choices being for it to remain the 'rial' as it is currently known, or to become either the 'toman', 'parsi' or 'derik'.

"We have had about 100,000 visits to the site so far, and 10,000 votes," said Payman Ghorbani, director of the

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