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Iran Imposes Sanctions on 15 US Companies

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 American companies for what it describes as “propping up the Zionist regime, terrorists and suppressing civilians in the region.” The Iranian Foreign Ministry said the move comes in response to Washington’s imposition of new sanctions against Tehran. The sanctioned US corporations, and the reasons given for their inclusion, are: Beni […]

Major Petchem Plant Launched in Western Iran

The western province of Kurdistan saw inauguration of a major petrochemical plant, the biggest industrial project in the province’s history, on the first working day of the new Iranian calendar year. The plant, whose production began in 2005, is built for production of 300,000 tons of light-density polyethylene in a push to complete the petrochemical […]

Bitcoin “Can Help Revitalize Iran’s Economy”

An American political analyst has said the Bitcoin payment network can help the Islamic Republic of Iran develop both its domestic and foreign economy, adding that the system could “create many jobs” across the country. “I can see the possibility over the next few years of a few hundred million or maybe a few billion […]

Iranian President Leaves for Russia

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Tehran for Moscow on Monday to pay an official visit to the Russian Federation as part of efforts to boost bilateral relations between the two countries in all spheres. Heading a high-ranking political and economic delegation, President Rouhani departed for Moscow at the official invitation of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir […]

ZTE Corp Pleads Guilty in Sanctions Case

By John Lee. Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp has pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions by illegally shipping U.S. goods and technology to Iran. The guilty plea was part of an agreement the company reached earlier this month with U.S. authorities that also called for nearly $900 million in fines and other […]

India Seeking New Payment Mechanism for Iran Trade

India is exploring setting up a new payments mechanism for trade with Iran, as state banks remain fearful of handling payments from Tehran in case the United States imposes a fresh financial embargo. Under previous Western sanctions, India had devised a barter-like scheme acceptable to Washington that allowed it to make some oil payments to […]

Bank of England “Reluctant” to Facilitate Iran-UK Trade

By John Lee. Reuters quotes informed sources as saying that the Bank of England (BoE) had recently turned down a request by Tehran to set up special clearing accounts for its banks. Such accounts, for Iran’s own Central Bank or for the British subsidiaries of Iranian banks, would allow them to make and receive payments […]

Tender for Karun II Dam and Power Station

Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company (IWPCO) has invited tenders for the Karun II Dam and Power Plant project in Khuzestan province. The project is being offered through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis. The Karun I and Karun III dams are located downstream and upstream of Karun II, […]

Sinclair Pharma sees Strong Growth in Iran

By John Lee. International aesthetics company Sinclair Pharma has said it has seen strong growth in Iran, with another strong year expected in 2017. In its preliminary results announcement, the UK-based company said: “Revenues to Iran increased strongly in 2016 and with our partner in Iran now responsible for the full Sinclair portfolio, further growth is […]

Pakistan Trade with Iran to Start Next Month

By John Lee. Pakistan and Iran will resume banking channels from next month to facilitate official trade between the two countries, according to a report from The News. Zubair Tufail, President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) said he expects the first letter of credit (LC) for Iranian trade will […]