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Japanese Firms want Increased Ties with Iran

The Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (pictured) has said that there are an increasing number of Japanese companies which want to resume cooperation with Iran’s oil firms in the post-sanction era. “Today, we exchanged views on expansion of economic ties,” he told Shana following a meeting with Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh during which they […]

Petroleum Minister Underlines Anti-Corruption Drive

The Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zangeneh, has called for the fight against financial corruption across the country urging the ministry’s staff to be careful to provide an honest service. “Due to large amounts of monetary transactions in the oil industry, there is the possibility of corruption. The money in the oil belongs to the public […]

Rouhani Outlines Plans for Growth

President Rouhani described the new plans and policies of the government for economic growth, the most important foreign relations plans, and regional and global issues in a live television interview. “People are getting ready to show their respect to the culture of Ashura which is the culture of dignity, freedom, and resistance against injustice and […]

Canadians Accused of Exporting Rail Equipment to Iran

By John Lee. Two Canadians accused of illegally selling railway equipment to Iran appeared in court in Montreal on Wednesday. Michael Allen (67) and Hugo Dreckmann (75) were ordered to return to court on 19th February, 2016. The two, directors of Romic Marc Rail, are accused of illegally exporting nearly $10 million worth of American-made railway equipment to Iran, […]

Thailand to Assemble Toyotas for Iran

Toyota has announced that it will begin shipping cars to Iran from its assembly facilities in Thailand. Local press reports say that the Japanese auto maker will begin exporting fully-built vehicles to Iran in the coming weeks. It has not been announced which vehicles will be shipped from Thailand. (Source: Financial Tribune)

Iranian Parliament backs Nuclear Deal

Iran’s parliament has approved the deal on its nuclear programme. The official IRNA news agency said the deal was passed with 161 votes in favour, 59 against and 13 abstentions. However, parliament insisted that international inspectors would have only limited access to military sites. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), finalised in July after […]

British, Japanese Insurers visit Iran

The Chairman and CEO of the Iran Insurance Company has hosted representatives of the British United Insurance Brokers (UIB) and Japanese insurer, Sompo. The purpose of the meeting was to increase the level of interaction in the post-sanctions era, to develop reinsurance, to provide reinsurance coverage requirements, and to improve the coverage especially in property […]

Iran, Germany start new Power Talks

Iran and Germany have launched a new round of talks on setting up power plants in Iran, according to a report from Mehr News Agency. Olaf Lies (pictured), Minister of Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport for the federal state of Lower Saxony, met with Homayoon Haeri the managing director of Iran Power Generation and Transmission […]

“Prospects for 2016/17 are Brighter”, IMF

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team has reported that comprehensive economic reforms will be needed in Iran if it is to benefit from the nuclear deal it struck with six world powers in July. It said real GDP growth is projected to decline from 3 percent in 2014/15 to somewhere between 0.5 to -0.5 percent in […]

Iranians to buy through Amazon, eBay

The Managing Director of the Iran Post Company has announced a major new initiative that will allow Iranians to shop online from major international retailers. Hossein Mehri (pictured) told Fars news agency: “From now on, Iranian citizens can directly buy from Amazon and eBay international retail sites (abroad) and receive their goods in Iran. “In our cooperation […]

Iran Insures Foreign Investors Against Non-Economic Risks

The President of the Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran says that any foreign investor wishing to enter the country will be fully insured against all non-economic risks by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. At the first international conference on Investment Opportunities in Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Mohammad […]

Ministers Secretly Warn PM on Economy, but Why?

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Four ministers from the administration wrote a letter to President Hassan Rouhani (pictured) warning him that Iran’s economic situation could turn into a “condition of crisis” that would take many years to recover from. […]

Iran to Supply Water Treatment Materials to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq‘s Ministry of Construction and Housing and Public Municipalities is reported to be about to sign a contract worth 10 billion Iraqi dinars ($8.6 million; 260 billion Iranian rials) with an Iranian company to buy chlorine and alum for water purification. Tariq al-Kikhany said that in view of the cholera epidemic that […]

Molaie Appointed Iranian Ambassador to Austria

Ebadollah Molaie has been appointed Iranian Ambassador to Austria, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The appointment proposed by Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and approved by President Hassan Rouhani. Moalie has a PhD in Politics, and served as deputy Iranian ambassador to Berlin, Director-General of Foreign Ministry’s Department of North and East Europe, Advisor […]

Can Iran Shield its Embattled Auto Sector?

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. Last week, a group of lawmakers from the Iranian parliament’s Industries and Mines Commission introduced a motion to further raise import duties on passenger cars. The underlying assumption is that Iran’s 48-year-old auto industry […]

French Companies Eye Iranian Market

Senior officials from more than 150 French companies visited Tehran recently to discussed investment prospects in oil, gas and other sectors. Eric Festa, the director general of Total E&P Iran, said that the company currently has to comply with international sanctions on Iran, but told Iran Daily: “Following the lifting of the embargoes, we will […]

What Rouhani’s done to Fight Corruption

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. There has been a lot of talk in Iran about fighting administrative and financial corruption over the past decade. Yet, corruption has not diminished. Rather, the phenomenon has continued to plague the Iranian economy. […]

Iran Khodro Exports Break Records

By John Lee. Iranian vehicle maker Iran Khodro (IKCO) has exported over 6,000 vehicles to the international markets in the first half of the current Persian calendar year surpassing the car manufacturer’s export record throughout last year. IKCO ‘s Deputy for Export and International Department, Saeed Tafazzoli said IKCO’s main foreign site is located in […]

UK FM Hopes to Lead Trade Delegation to Iran

Britain’s Finance Minister George Osborne will lead a trade delegation to Iran next year if the Islamic Republic honours a nuclear deal with world powers, the Financial Times reported. “Assuming that Iran honors the nuclear deal, and it’s properly verified, I think there will be growing potential to do business with Iran,” the FT quoted […]

Iran, Iraq Foreign Ministers Meet

On the sideline of the UN General Assembly meetings, Iraqi foreign affairs minister Dr. Al-Jaafari met his Iranian counterpart, Mr. Mohammed Javad Zarif. During the meeting, they discussed the bilateral relations and horizons to promote them in the interest of the two neighbouring countries; in addition to, discussing the political and security situations in the […]

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