Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of rial.

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Examples

  • The coinage is nominally that of the United States, but the dollars are Mexican, or French 5 franc pieces, and people speak of "rials," which have no existence here, and of "bits," a Californian slang term for 12.5 cents, a coin which to my knowledge does not exist anywhere.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • That Iranian isolation theme only gets weaker when one learns that the country is dumping the dollar in its trade with Russia for rials and rubles -- a similar move to ones already made in its trade with China and Japan.

    Pepe Escobar: The Myth of “Isolated” Iran

  • In Tehran, the dollar was fetching 12,200 Iranian rials on Wednesday, up from 10,850 on Monday, according to the Mehrs news agency.

    U.S. Blacklists Eight Iranian Officials, Citing Human-Rights Abuses

  • The retail exchange rate was 10,900 rials to the dollar on Sunday, softer than the 10,700 target set by the Central Bank of Iran after it pumped hard currency into the local market.

    FINANCIAL BRIEFING BOOK: OCT. 4

  • Last week, the Central Bank told banks to sharply increase interest rates on bank deposits to 21% from as little as 14%, to encourage Iranians to keep their money in rials and suppress the black-market rate.

    Iran Cracks Down on Dollar Trades

  • That Iranian isolation theme only gets weaker when one learns that the country is dumping the dollar in its trade with Russia for rials and rubles -- a similar move to ones already made in its trade with China and Japan.

    Pepe Escobar: The Myth of “Isolated” Iran

  • King Abdullah said Friday that all government employees would receive at least 3,000 Saudi rials $800 a month, while job seekers will be entitled to 2,000 rials a month—twice the average private-sector salary, according to labor ministry figures.

    Saudis Raise Pay and Plan Polls, but Woes Linger

  • That Iranian isolation theme only gets weaker when one learns that the country is dumping the dollar in its trade with Russia for rials and rubles -- a similar move to ones already made in its trade with China and Japan.

    Pepe Escobar: The Myth of “Isolated” Iran

  • On top of the disorientation resulting from that change itself, Iranians were then victims of an outbreak of inflation and a sharp decline in the purchasing power of the rials in their pay envelopes.

    The Federal Reserve Is Causing Turmoil Abroad

  • Despite the drop in the black-market exchange rate, the government has held the official exchange rate unchanged at about 14,000 rials per dollar.

    Iran Cracks Down on Dollar Trades

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