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Germany’s Hermes to Guarantee Iranian Investments

By John Lee. Germany’s Hermes Insurance has reportedly said it is willing to provide insurance coverage for investment projects in Iran, especially in the energy and power sectors. According to Mehr News Agency, the announcement was made at a joint meeting between Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and German Minister for Economics and Energy […]

Europeans press FATF to extend Iran Sanctions Reprieve

By Barbara Slavin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Europeans press Terror-Finance Watchdog to extend Iran Sanctions Reprieve A powerful financial watchdog group meeting in Valencia, Spain, this week will take actions that could bolster the Iran nuclear deal — or put it in […]

FATF’s Decision Guarantees Banking Ties with Iran

Iran’s ambassador to Britain said a recent decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the policy-making body of the international financial system, to continue the suspension of anti-Iran sanctions would guarantee the country’s banking ties with foreign countries. In a post on social media, Hamid Baeedinejad pointed to the FATF’s meeting in Spain on […]

Expensive Deposits leave Iranian Banks stuck with Toxic Assets

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. Iranian media reports show that many banks and credit institutions are violating a decision made last June by the Money and Credit Council, the highest policymaking body of the Central Bank of Iran, in regard […]

Iran Proposes Visa-Free Regime with Iraq, Trade in Own Currencies

Iran’s first vice-president put forward a proposal to lift visa requirements for the Iranian and Iraqi travelers, and also called for trade exchanges between the two countries using their own currencies, namely rial and dinar. Addressing a meeting of high-ranking delegations from Iran and Iraq, attended by the visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and […]

Iran’s Central Bank must Regulate Unlicensed Actors

By Bijan Khajehpour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Despite all modernization efforts, Iran is still a cash-based economy where banks and financial institutions play a significant role. Ever since the privatization of the banking sector in the early 2000s, the Central Bank […]

Boeing Seeking Permission for Deal with Iran

US aircraft maker Boeing announced that it still does not have a license from the US Treasury for a $3 billion contract with Iran Aseman Airlines, media reports said. Aseman Airlines signed a final purchase agreement with Boeing in Tehran on Saturday for 30 737 Max jets and an option for 30 more, spokesman Amir […]

Austria Seeks Tax Agreement with Iran

Austria’s Minister of Finance Hans Jorg Schelling said his country is seeking to sign a double taxation agreement with Iran. In a meeting with Iran’s foreign minister in Tehran on Sunday, Schelling said he has visited Iran with the purpose of boosting bilateral economic and financial relations. Voicing Austria’s eagerness to develop joint training programs […]

Iran faced with return of Double-Digit Inflation

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) is stepping up its efforts to reform the country’s ailing banking system amid fears that inflation may pick up again. The monetary regulator is “serious” about the reforms, CBI […]

Iran considers launching Petchem Bank

Iran is considering establishment of a specialized bank for petrochemical investments and financing, an MP said. Saeid Bastani, a member of the industries and mines committee of the Iranian parliament, spoke about the highlights of the committee’s Tuesday meeting which was held in the presence of Managing Director of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Marziyeh Shahdaei. […]