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Iran clamps ceiling on dollar holdings in effort to support rial

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By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Andrew TorchiaLONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran clamped a 10,000-euro ($12,400) ceiling on the amount of foreign currency that citizens can hold outside banks and sent police to patrol exchange shops on the first day of its drive to stamp out a currency black market and support the plunging rial.Iran's currency had lost close to half its value on the free market since September, driven in part by fears of a return of crippling sanctions if U.S. President Donald Trump carries out his threat to exit a nuclear deal with Tehran.Late on Monday, authorities abruptly ...

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First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 22:34 IST
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