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Iran Manufactures First Domestic Rail Tracks

Esfahan Steel Company (ESCO) has announced that the first domestically-constructed rail tracks have been handed over to Iran’s Railways, saying the rails are on par with the latest global standards. ESCO announced on Monday that the first domestically-constructed rail tracks have been handed over to Iran’s Railways, the Medi Telegraph reported on Tuesday. The rail […]

Renault to Remain in Iran despite US Sanctions

French carmaker Renault will maintain its presence in Iran despite the threat of renewed US sanctions, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. “We will not abandon it, even if we have to downsize very strongly,” Ghosn said at the annual shareholders’ meeting in Paris on Friday, AFP reported. “When the market reopens, the fact of having stayed […]

Iran, Switzerland hold New Round of Talks

Iran and Switzerland have held a fresh round of their bilateral political negotiations in Tehran. Given the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Swiss Confederations interest in the promotion of bilateral ties, the new round of comprehensive political talks was chaired by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi and Head of the […]

How Rial’s Devaluation may Boost Iranian Economy

By Navid Kalhor for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The money supply in the Iranian economy exceeds $355 billion at the official exchange rate, remarkably surpassing total economic output of $331 billion. Financial depth, a metric showing the ratio of liquidity to gross domestic […]

Most French Firms ‘Unable to Stay’ in Iran

Most French Firms ‘Unable to Stay’ in Iran due to US Sanctions: Minister French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that after the US imposes new sanctions on Iran most French companies would be unable to continue business in Iran because of problems over payment, also saying that the US cannot be the “planet’s economic […]

UK appoints New Trade Commissioner for Middle East

UK International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP has appointed Simon Penney (pictured on right) as Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for the Middle East. The announcement was confirmed by Dr Fox on a visit to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he met government and industry representatives to boost trade and promote […]

Protecting EU companies in Iran

Following up on the informal Leaders’ Meeting in Sofia, as well as the Commission’s announcements of 18 May, the European Commission has adopted an update of the Blocking Statute and of the European Investment Bank (EIB)‘s External Lending Mandate. These measures are meant to help protecting the interests of EU companies investing in Iran and to demonstrate the EU’s […]

Ban on High-Water-Consumption Industry in Dry Regions

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran to ban new high-water consumption industry in dry regions Iran has long been faced with a wide range of environmental challenges. These include everything from drought leading to soil erosion and sandstorms to […]

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Iran Willing to Buy $1.5bn Ukrainian Ag Products

Iran has expressed willingness to purchase $1.5 billion worth of agricultural products from Ukraine, a report said. Ukraine and Iran are interested in deepening bilateral cooperation in the agricultural sector, particularly in increasing supplies of grains, vegetable oil, corn, barley and soybeans for domestic needs of Iran, Ukraine’s Deputy Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Viktor […]

Truckers display new face of Popular Protest in Iran

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On the first day of what quickly became Iran’s largest trucker strike in recent years, a driver told his audience on film, “Today, May 22, on the ring road of Kavar, we are making sure that […]

Iran Protests to Turkmenistan over Truck Transit Fees

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abdolhashem Hassannia voiced the country’s protest over a recent move by neighboring Turkmenistan to increase transit fees for Iranian trucks traveling to the Central Asian country by 50 percent. Speaking at a meeting with Turkmenistan’s ambassador to Tehran, Ahmed Gurbanov, Hassannia warned that following the unilateral move […]

Peugeot-Citroën to Pull Out of Iran

French car maker PSA Group has said it will pull out of two joint in Iran following Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. In a statement, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars said: “After signature of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on July 14th, 2015 and the lifting of international sanctions […]

Qatar Blockade – Surge in Food Imports from Iran

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran was one of the countries which quickly stepped in to ensure Qatari supermarket shelves remained well stocked. Iranian exporters say helping Qatar is not just about making money. But deepening ties could […]

How US Sanctions will impact Iranian Startups

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. On May 8, US President Donald Trump finally carried out his threat to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran. Agreed on by Iran and six world powers back in 2015, the Joint Comprehensive […]

6000 IKCO Cars to Be Dispatched to Iraq

Iraq‘s car market is one of IKCO‘s best export targets and the company is planning on shipping 6000 sets of cars as Samand, Soren, Peugeot Pars and Dena to this market. Hassan Golchubian, IKCO’s Exports Director for Middle East and Africa asserted, “Considering the export markets’ demand for cars with automatic gearboxes, IKCO has set […]

Video: Nuclear Deal ‘in intensive care’

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warns the deal has been put “in intensive care” by Washington’s dramatic withdrawal earlier this month. […]

Iran, Eurasia Ink Preferential Trade Deal

Iran and members of the Eurasian Economic Union signed a temporary preferential trade agreement in Kazakhstan on Saturday. In a ceremony in the Kazakh capital of Astana, Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) signed the accord and agreed to reach a comprehensive and lasting deal within the next three years. The document was signed by […]

US vows ‘Strongest Sanctions in History’ on Iran

By John Lee. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the Trump administration is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran, adding that the country would be “battling to keep its economy alive“. The full text of Mike Pompeo’s speech to The Heritage Foundation in Washington DC can be read below: MS […]

Trump pulls US out of Iran Nuclear Deal: FULL DETAILS

By John Lee. US President Donald Trump has said he will withdraw the United States from Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). In a live statement, the President said: “I will sign a presidential memorandum to begin reinstating U.S. nuclear sanctions on the Iranian regime. We will be instituting […]

Iran Nuclear Deal: Reaction from World Leaders

By John Lee. Following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, world leaders have been giving their opinions. Former US President Barack Obama said: “Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies, and an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals negotiated. “At a time when we […]