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Iran Resumes Electricity Exports to Neighbors: Official

The Iran Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Management Company (Tavanir) announced that it has resumed supplying electricity to neighboring countries since 10 days ago after meeting domestic needs. “Currently, we are exporting 200 to 250 megawatts of electricity to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan,” Spokesman for Tavanir Mahmoudreza Haghifam said on Tuesday. The state-run company will […]

Iran to Work with Italy’s Bankrupt Banks Using Euros

Italy’s banking system authorities have agreed to let a number of the country’s bankrupt banks and the second and third-class banks to work with Iran using euro instead of dollar to skirt US sanctions, an Iranian official said. In an interview with Tasnim, chairman of Iran-Italy joint chamber of commerce, Ahmad Poorfallah, said Italy has […]

Iran’s Parliament to Impeach Economy Minister

Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Massoud Karbasian will appear in the Parliament on Sunday, August 26, for an impeachment inquiry in the wake of skyrocketing prices in the country and devaluation of the local currency. Karbasian will go to the Parliament to answer the questions of a number of lawmakers complaining about his […]

Total Pulls Out of Iran Gas Deal: Zanganeh

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zanganeh said France’s energy major Total had official pulled out of the development project of phase 11 of the supergiant South Pars Gas Field. According to ICANA, Iranian parliament’s official news website, Mr. Zanganeh said that the French company had announced its plans to withdrawn from the project two months […]

Iran Eyes Tripling Flights to Afghanistan

The Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) said the country has offered to triple the number of weekly flights to neighboring Afghanistan. According to Ali Abedzadeh, there are now nine direct flights a week between Iran and Afghanistan. Highlighting the need for more flights between the two neighbors, the official said Iran has proposed […]

Japanese Banks to Stop Iranian Transactions

Japanese Banks MUFG, Mizuho to Stop Iranian Transactions Japanese banks are moving to stop handling all Iran-related transactions to meet a November deadline set by the United States, after President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a nuclear program agreement with Tehran. Japan’s biggest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG), will halt all […]

Europe Seeking to Activate Accounts for Central Bank

Europe Seeking to Activate Accounts for Iranian Central Bank: Report The French, British and German governments have told Iran they are exploring activating accounts for the Iranian central bank with their national central banks in a bid to open a financial channel to keep alive the Iranian nuclear deal, a report said. The move is […]

Iran Saves $5.4bn with Major Condensate Refinery

Inauguration of phases I and II of Bandar Abbas Gas Condensate Refinery has so far saved Iran over 5.4 billion dollars by preventing currency flight. The CEO of the National Iranian Oil Refining & Distribution Company (NIORDC) said ever since inauguration of the project’s first phase back in April 2017, the plant has prevented exit […]

Afghanistan wants Chabahar Port Exempted from Sanctions

Afghanistan Wants Iran’s Chabahar Port Exempted from US Sanctions An Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesperson called on the US administration to exempt Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar from a new wave of economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic. In comments on Saturday, Sebghatullah Ahmadi, head of the press department at Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, […]

Iran’s Calendar in dire need of Reform

By Maziar Motamedi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Last month, Iran’s education minister said he intends to create a two-week “winter holiday” before the new Iranian school year starts this fall. In exchange, students will start their academic year two weeks earlier. The goal is […]

Iraq’s Pro-Iran Factions shrug off US Sanctions Push

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Two pro-Iranian militias active in Iraq and Syria declared that possible US sanctions targeting them would be ineffective and claimed that such sanctions would actually strengthen their presence and expansion in […]

Petchem Development can Ensure GDP Growth: MP

A member of the Iranian parliament said the petrochemical industry can lead to the growth of GDP given its massive applications. Speaking to Shana, Mohammad Mahdi Mofatteh, spokesperson of the parliament’s energy committee, said fresh and timely investments are required for maximizing the effectiveness of the sector in the country’s economy. He said the petrochemical […]

NISOC Plans Tenders for 11 Investment Packages

The CEO of the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) said the company had received the permits for holding listening rounds for 11 investment packages aimed at developing 28 oil reserves in southern Iran. Speaking on Monday, Bijan Alipour said his company, which contributed to over 80% of Iran’s crude oil output, had defined 29 […]

Iran Gas Exports “Unsanctionable”: Official

The CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said export and consumption of natural gas would benefit humanity, adding Iran’s gas export deals were still effective and “no one has the right to impose sanctions on them.” “Export of gas does not necessarily concern national interests, rather, human interests are hinged upon export and […]

Sukhoi to Sell SuperJets to Iran despite Sanctions

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft said it would continue to cooperate with Iranian airlines within the framework of interim agreements on the delivery of SSJ100R passenger aircraft, despite the re-implosion of US sanctions against Iran. “The Sukhoi Civil Aircraft will continue to work with Iranian airlines under the preliminary agreements signed at the Eurasia Air Show […]

Will Iran’s Banking Sector Collapse?

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. Iranian and international experts have opined for some time that Iran’s banking sector is at risk of a financial collapse due to toxic assets. It is no secret that over the past decade all Iranian […]

Iran Has over 100 Oil, Gas Fields to Develop

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh praised the capabilities of domestic energy companies to develop oil and gas fields and said the country has more than 100 fields, which can be developed by the Iranian exploration and production (E&P) companies. Speaking at a ceremony to sign a contract between the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) […]

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Media Abuzz over Sudden Resignation of Tehran Mayor

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On March 14, Iranians woke up to a surprising piece of news: Tehran’s mayor, prominent Reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi, who was only chosen as mayor in August, had submitted his resignation to the city council. Explaining […]

Iran Offers $3bn LOC for Iraq Reconstruction

By John Lee. Iran’s First Vice President, Es’haq Jahangiri, has said Iran is ready to provide Iraq with a line of credit (LOC) of “up to” three billion dollars to pave the way for the Iranian private sector’s active participation in the reconstruction of the country. According to Iran’s PressTV, he made the statement at […]

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165 Afghan Firms to Work at Chabahar Port

The government of Iran has issued licenses to 165 Afghan companies to invest and operate in the country’s strategic port of Chabahar that is on a course to open a transport corridor to landlocked Central Asian nations. “Among the 500 companies licensed to operate in the free trade zone of Chabahar Port, 165 of them […]