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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 […]

Iranian Stocks continue Two-Year Slump

By Morteza Ramezanpour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Lingering ambiguities, cuts in company earnings, high interest rates, stubborn inflation and Western sanctions have combined to send the Tehran Stock Exchange’s TEDPIX to its lowest point in over two years. According to Tehran […]

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 […]

IGRC-Linked Companies may Partner with IOCs

The man responsible for Iran’s new oil contracts has said that domestic companies linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) may be approved to partner international oil companies (IOCs) in joint ventures. Seyed Mehdi Hosseini, head of the Oil Contracts Restructuring Committee, said: “The point of these Revolutionary Guards is that they are engineering companies, […]

“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 […]

Spanish Firms Considering Projects in Iran

IRNA reports that Spanish companies have begun analyzing tenders for participation in infrastructure and development projects in Iran to be implemented in the course of the next year. According to Spainish political daily The Diplomat, Iranian officials have declared the country’s readiness for partnership with foreign firms in 121 infrastructure and development projects worth more […]

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$8bn Profit Waiting Iran’s Foreign Investors

President of the Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) said international firms and investors will turn a profit of 8 billion dollars after removal of the sanctions against Iran. “It is estimated that with implementation of the (nuclear) Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a market worth 8 billion dollars will be before international firms […]

Cooperation between Iran, Luxembourg Stock Exchanges

The President of the Iranian Securities and Exchange Organization, Mohammad Fetanat, has called for the facilitation of ‘joint cooperation’ between the supervisory bodies of the Iranian and Luxembourg stock exchanges. At a meeting with Robert Scharfe, President of Luxembourg Stock Exchange, he pointed to Iran’s economic capabilities and history of the capital market in the […]

Winners and Losers if Sanctions Lifted

By John Lee. An analysis by Fortune magazine lists the expected winners and losers from a lifting of sanctions on Iran. Winners EU automakers: Companies such as Germany’s Mercedes-Benz, and Peugeot and Renault of France, are identified as being well positioned to take advantage of Iran’s large market. Oil services companies: Iran says it needs […]