posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 03:14 PM
I have just read throught the thread on who owns the US National Debt and had a quick lesson in the technicalities, which was fascinating. However it
raised a question for me regarding Iran.
The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran is run along Shariah Law and therefore Usury is outlawed. Some interest is charged but it is based
up on agreement and when it is imposed no penalties are made for late payments etc.
The Iranian currency is backed by the Iranian Crown Jewels, Gold and 'Hard Currency'.
Now this is my question, if Iran were to abandon banking by Shariah Law and thus allowing it to act in the 'free-market' what would it be bringing
to the 'credit market' and would it have a significant impact.
Their value at M1 aggregate is $71.7billion and at M2 $153.6 billion.
So what would it be at M3 (like the US) or even on M4 (like the UK)?
Any help with this would be most gratefully received.
Not sure where to put this thread so I am sticking with the same board that the US Debt question was on, if it needs to be moved no problem.