By Laura Rozen for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author ...
By Shaghayegh Rostampour for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author ...
By John Lee. Iran’s private banks have reportedly laid the groundwork for setting up a ...
By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Transport has that the ferry between Al-Ashar Quay ...
Swedish truckmaker AB Volvo has stopped assembling trucks in Iran because US sanctions are preventing ...
By Laura Rozen for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Concerned that tensions between Iran and the United States could blow back onto Iraq, a senior Iraqi diplomat said today that Iraq would be willing to facilitate dialogue between […]
By Shaghayegh Rostampour for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A mother covers her daughter’s mouth and nose with her headscarf as they rush through the heavy smog that blankets a crowded street. She stops to cough, but then […]
By John Lee. Iran’s private banks have reportedly laid the groundwork for setting up a joint bank with their counterparts in Iraq. Yahya Al-e Es’haq [Yahya Ale-Ishaq] (pictured), head of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce, is quoted as saying that the bank would operate under the regulations of central banks of the two countries to facilitate […]
By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Transport has that the ferry between Al-Ashar Quay on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in Basra and the Iranian port of Khorramshahr has resumed after a three-year suspension. Forty-six passengers travelled on the first service on Saturday. The Director of the General Company for Maritime Transport, Abdul […]
Swedish truckmaker AB Volvo has stopped assembling trucks in Iran because US sanctions are preventing it from being paid, a spokesman for the company said on Monday. Volvo spokesman Fredrik Ivarsson said the trucks group could no longer get paid for any parts it shipped and had therefore decided not to operate in Iran. “With […]
By John Lee. The remaining members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have said they will set up a new payment system to maintain business with Iran and bypass US sanctions. The system, the details of which are still to be determined, would allow businesses to continue trading with Iran without using dollars. The […]
By John Lee. Donald Trump has described the Iran nuclear deal as a windfall for Iran’s leaders. Addressing the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, the US President added that since the deal was reached, Iran’s military budget has grown nearly 40 percent. “Every solution to the humanitarian […]
Iraq is negotiating with the U.S. for exemptions from the impending snap-back of sanctions against Iran, arguing that it could not cut consumption of Iranian electricity and natural gas immediately without suffering serious economic harm and social instability. An Iraqi delegation was in Washington last week seeking a waiver for its cross-border trade, meeting with […]
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Thailand-based My Aviation Company Limited for acting for or on behalf of Mahan Air, an Iranian airline previously designated for supporting Iran’s terrorism activities. The action today was taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support […]
Phase I of Damavand Petrochemical Utility Plant, officially launched this week, generates 648 megawatts of power to be fed to 12 petrochemical facilities operating in Phase II of Asaluyeh Petrochemical Hub, southern Iran. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Mohammad Reza Samiei, managing director of the plant, said the complex is being built to provide […]
Iran is to launch Phase III of Pardis Petrochemical Plant which accounts for 65 percent of the country’s ammonia and urea exports. According to the plant’s managing director Hossein Shahryari who was addressing a press conference on Monday, Pardis Petrochemical Complex is the largest supplier of ammonia and urea in Iran and the Middle East […]
By John Lee. Iran has reportedly commissioned its largest ever wind farm. According to Energy Digital, the Sihapoush wind farm, in Qavzin province, is set to have a capacity of 61.2MW and comprise 18 Siemens Gamesa SWT-3.4-108 turbines. It has been fully commissioned by Arian Mah Baad, with EPC being done by local Iranian company […]
The National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) signed two contracts, totally valued at $1.2 billion, with the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) and Maroon Petrochemical Company for gathering associated gases in East Karoon area. The deals was signed on the sidelines of inauguration of some petrochemical projects in Asaluyeh, southern Iran, on Tuesday. The […]
An Iranian petrochemical company achieved the technical know-how to make special catalysts used for gasoline production, making Iran the world’s second producer of such advanced component and helping it earn as much as $60 billion a year in export revenue. According to Jaleel Sobhani, CEO of Iran’s ‘Supplying Petrochemical Industries Part Equipment and Chemical Engineering’ […]
By John Lee. Iran has reportedly dropped its request to transfer 300 million euros ($347 million) in cash out of Germany. The cash is understood to be held in accounts at the Iranian-owned trade bank Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank (EIH). According to AP, the US had been pressuring German authorities to reject the request due to concerns about […]
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a new methanol-producing plant in Iran’s energy-rich province of Bushehr. During a visit to the southern port city of Assalouyeh on Tuesday, the Iranian president opened ‘Marjan’ methanol plant, developed by a private sector petrochemical company. The nominal production capacity of the plant, whose construction began in 2011 in an […]
The Scientific and Technology Department of Iranian Presidential Office will launch an energy technology center for the first time in the country. Kambiz Mehdizadeh, secretary of the energy technological development of the Scientific and Technology Department of the Presidential Office, said the center will be inaugurated with support from the private sector to serve as […]
Chairman of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce Yahya Ale-Ishaq said that the US dollar is no longer used in the bilateral transactions between the two countries. Dollar-based transactions between Iran and Iraq have been discarded, Ale-Ishaq said on Saturday, adding that euro, the Iranian rial, and the Iraqi dinar are mostly used in the bilateral trade […]
The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) is in talks to salvage a $1 billion oil deal with Swiss trader Vitol Group as companies sever ties with the Islamic Republic ahead of US sanctions. Iran is fighting to keep one of its most profitable oil deals, according to people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street […]
The Iran Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Management Company (Tavanir) announced that it has resumed supplying electricity to neighboring countries since 10 days ago after meeting domestic needs. “Currently, we are exporting 200 to 250 megawatts of electricity to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan,” Spokesman for Tavanir Mahmoudreza Haghifam said on Tuesday. The state-run company will […]