Inflation erodes bond market’s real value

Financial Tribune – Iran’s bond market grew twofold in two years from January 2018 till January 2020, but its real value changed little because of high inflation, the Central Securities Depository of Iran said.

Market capitalization, or entire value of the bond market was said to be near 1,200 trillion rials ($7.7 billion) in Jan. 2020, up from 600 trillion rials two years ago.

The figure is expected to rise further given the government’s plan to issue Islamic bonds as part of is budgetary projections, according to a report published on the CSDI website.