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Iran, Armenia promote Tax Cooperation

Head of the Iranian National Tax Administration and Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia discussed the most important tax issues, calling for promotion of economic and tax cooperation. During the meeting held in Tehran,  Sayyed Kamal Taghavinejad, Head of the Iranian National Tax Administration, pointed to the long-term political, economic and cultural relations between the […]

Why Iran won’t ditch the Dollar soon

By Alireza Ramezani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has for some time been working on a plan to stop using the US dollar in its financial reports. In a program aired on Iranian state television Jan. 28, […]

UK Banks “Close Accounts” of Iranian Customers

By John Lee. UK-based Blackstone Solicitors is reportedly handling more than 60 complaints by Iranian nationals who have had their bank accounts closed, allegedly because of their nationality. Some banks refuse to explain why they closed the accounts, while others cite sanctions against Iran as the main reason. The head of the firms Iran desk […]

UK Considers $600bn Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The Telegraph reports that British firms are “cautiously eying” opportunities in Iran, ahead of an expected $600-billion boom in trade and infrastructure investment by 2027. Amanda Clack, head of Infrastructure and consultancy EY, is quoted as saying: “Is there an opportunity here for UK business? Of course there is … Deliverability is […]

Swedish Govt Authorizes Firm to Invest in Iran through Bitcoins

The government of Sweden is reported to have authorized a local business to create a mechanism based on a globally popular virtual currency to transfer funds to Iran. The move is already believed to have the potential to facilitate investing in the Islamic Republic where transferring money in and out became complicated as a result […]

Singaporean Minister discusses Trade and Banking in Iran

Senior Minister of State of Singapore Mohamad Maliki Osman has met Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in Tehran. Osman, state minister at Singapores foreign affairs and defense ministries discussed economic, trade, banking and investment cooperations with Zarif, according to the Iranian foreign ministry. They also discussed regional and international issues, including Syria and fighting terrorism […]

Despite nuclear deal, EU firms still cautious on Iran

By Dr. David Ramin Jalilvand for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Since the signing and implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), European businesses have shown great interest in re-entering Iran. Trade between Iran and the EU has already notably picked […]

France Removes Restrictions on Bank Saderat

By John Lee. IRNA reports that the French Central Bank has lifted restrictions on Iran’s Bank Saderat branch in Paris, paving the way for normal banking transactions in the branch. The EU had previously announced the exclusion of Bank Saderat from its list of sanctions. (Source: IRNA)

No Court Verdict Issued on Iranian Assets Freeze

Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), said a Luxembourg court responsible for freezing $1.6 billion of Iranian assets in the European country has not issued a final verdict on the case yet. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on the sidelines of a cabinet session on Wednesday, Seif pointed to a […]

US charges Turkish Banker in Iran Sanctions Probe

By John Lee. Reuters reports that US prosecutors have charged an executive at the Turkish state-owned Halkbank in relation to alleged violations of US sanctions against Iran. Mehmet Hakan Atilla (47) is accused of conspiring with Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab to use front companies and fake invoices to move hundreds of millions of dollars of […]