Several European investors, industrialists, economic activists voiced their enthusiasm for cooperating with Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) which has been known as a reliable gate to the country's lucrative market.
Representatives of European financial institutions, banks, foreign brokers, university professors, researchers, real investors and IT companies, who were fully informed about the activities and capacities of the IME during the recent Investment Exhibition (Invest 2014) in Germany by the IME officials, expressed their satisfaction in proper economic atmosphere of Iran created as a result of an interim deal between Tehran and the six major world powers.
They also expressed the hope that financial process and transfer of money would be facilitated for foreign investors to make it easier for them to use potentials of Iranian investment market.
Invest 2014 is one of the largest financial industry gathering in the world providing an opportunity for visitors to make familiar with private investors, banking consultants, financial managers and brokers.
In mid-march, the IME announced that considerable potentials and capacities of Iran's market have persuaded several world states, including Switzerland, Turkey, India and Canada, to choose the Iran Mercantile Exchange as the most fruitful market in the region for offering of their products.
Gold bars from Metalor of Switzerland, polystyrene from Istcam Turkey, and some agricultural products from India and Canada were offered in the trading floor of the IME.
The IME was established on September 20, 2007 in accordance with article 95 of the new law of the Securities Market of the Islamic Republic of Iran and following the merger of the agricultural and metal exchanges of Tehran. The merger marked a new chapter in Iran capital market providing endless trading opportunities for the clients in and out of the country.
Various sectors of economy and national industry benefit from the exchange operation. The IME currently offers various services, including:
Performing as the first market providing access to the initial offering of the listed commodities in the IME,
Price discovery and price making for Iran's Over the Counter (OTC), secondary markets and the end users,
Providing venue for government sales and procurement purchases,
Providing Trading platform and user interface,
Providing Clearing & Settlement services,
Training and education of the market participants.