Shafaq News/ The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) auctioned more than $231 million on Tuesday with remittances outweighing cash sales by a huge margin.
According to a correspondent from Shafaq News Agency, the CBI sold a total of $231,619,160, during today's auction. The bank covered these transactions at a base exchange rate of 1,305 dinars per dollar for documentary credits and international settlements of electronic cards, while the rate stood at 1,310 dinars per dollar for foreign transfers and cash transactions.
Our correspondent explained that the majority of the sales went to feed foreign balances in the form of transfers and credit transactions, amounting to $210,629,160. The remaining $20,990,000 were allocated for cash deals.
Cash deals were made by ten banks, while 14 banks met the requests relevant to foreign balances. A total of 132 exchange and brokerage companies took part in the auction.