Reporting "Asre Bazar", The main index of the IFB (IFX) rose 3.1% in the review period, the report which reviews the weekly performance of the TSE, Iran Fara Bourse and 17 foreign exchanges as well as the global prices of basic metals and oil said.
The US dollar parity rate in the official market also rose 0.1%. However, the euro rate fell 0.8%, and the price of gold bullion dropped 0.9%.
According to the report, the volume of market transactions increased by 13% in the review period, with the auto, banking and metals groups accounting for 26%, 18% and 10% of the total volume, respectively. The three groups totally accounts for 54% of the market growth.
The agriculture group ranked first, producing as much as 15.8% return in the review period. The medical instruments group, however, experienced the most loss; that is 9.1%.
Among the companies listed in the TSE, Tidewater Middle East gained the most return of 227% during the week, while Saipa Azin experienced a loss of 18.4%, sitting at the bottom of the list.
The report showed that the ETFs operating in the TSE had a stable situation during the review period, with Sepehr Andishe Novin Fund ranking first among those making a profit, registering 0.7% growth.
Among foreign exchanges, TASI grew by 3.9%, ranking the first and BIST100 fell 6.9%, losing the most.
The report also showed that in the 30 days ending April 18, the metals market had been volatile, with silver gaining 4.1% -- the most among basic metals. Nickel fell 5% -- losing the most. In the same period, oil prices also experienced further loss. The price of West Texas crude fell by 21%, while that of Brent and OPEC fell by 13% and 23%, respectively.