Austrian, Iranian Collaboration

By John Lee. The owner and manager of the Austrian Bertsch Group has said that family-owned Austrian companies have always received warm welcome from their Iranian counterparts because they trust each other. Hubert Bertsch told Shana that the company, which is involved in power plants, waste-heat recovery systems, oil and gas has a long history […]

Linde Group Eyes Return to Iran

By John Lee. The Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s Linde Group has said Iran’s petrochemical industry is in an ‘acceptable’ state, but needs to be upgraded in some areas. In an interview with Shana, Wolfgang Buchele (pictured) told Shana during a Tehran visit in July. “We learned today there is an intention of the Ministry […]

RIPI Launches Semi-Industrial Coker

The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has launched Iran’s first petroleum coker unit which can process 400 kilograms of pet coke in every production cycle. Attending a ceremony to launch the unit on Tuesday, RIPI Chief Hamid Reza Katouzian hailed the construction of the unit by Iranian industrialists as a technological success for the […]

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 […]

Russia’s Lukoil to sign MoU with Iran

By John Lee. Russia’s energy giant Lukoil is set to sign an MoU for boosting oil recovery, oil exploration and extraction with Iran, an Iranian deputy petroleum minister says. Cooperation was discussed between Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh and Lukoil Chief Executive Vagit Alekperov (pictured) in the wake of a new opening following the […]

Novo Nordisk Expands Iran Operations

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk has announced that Novo Nordisk Iran and the Food and Drug Administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing Novo Nordisk to build a local manufacturing plant for FlexPen® prefilled devices in Iran. The project is expected to last five years and represents a Novo Nordisk […]

Amec Foster Wheeler Gears up for Iran Return

By John Lee. A senior executive at British engineering consultanct Amec Foster Wheeler says the company is carefully watching the progress of Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the hope of returning to the country. Garry Dryburgh, Middle East and Africa President, told Shana: “We are watching with interest the implementation progress of the joint […]

Iranian Chargé d’Affaires to London Named

By John Lee. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has appointed Mohammad Hassan Habibollah Zadeh as Iran’s new Chargé d’Affaires to London. Habibollah Zadeh has already served as Iran’s non-resident chargé d’affaires to London and head of first bureau of Western Europe at the Iranian foreign ministry. He has also carried out missions to Russia […]

Iran to Unveil New Oil Contracts in Nov

The Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has said Iran will introduce its new oil contracts in early November in Tehran. “The first phase of contracts will be unveiled in November in Tehran and a follow-up conference will be held in one or two months in London,” Roknoddin Javadi (pictured) told reporters. […]

Iran signs Development of Esfandiar Oilfield

The Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) and a Norwegian-Austrian company have signed a preliminary agreement for the development of the offshore Efandiar field, IOOC Managing Director Saeed Hafezi [Saeid Ha’fezi] (pictured) says. “The initial confidentiality agreement has been signed, the MDP (master development plan) prepared and sufficient data exchanged. We are only waiting for the […]

China to Incorporate Iran’s Nanotechnology

The Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) has opened an office in the Chinese city of Suzhou, with the aim of strengthening its communications with China in the field of nanotechnology. INIC Secretary General, Saeed Sarkar (pictured), said “we will be able to offer our nano-products to the world through China”, and that he hoped to […]

Iran wants Long Term Contracts with China

Iran’s First Vice-President, Eshaq Jahangiri, said on Tuesday that Iran was prepared to boost cooperation with China in the energy sector. In a meeting in Tehran with Zhang Yi, the head of China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), he added that Tehran is ready to sign long term contracts in the oil and […]

Will Boycott Stifle Iran’s Auto Industry?

By a Correspondent in Tehran, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Will boycott campaign put the brakes on Iran’s auto industry? Just as Iranian authorities are preparing for a post-sanctions economic revival, another problem has emerged. A group of Iranian citizens has launched […]

Accor Announces Tehran Hotels

France’s AccorHotels has announced that it has signed a management agreement with Aria Ziggurat for its two inaugural properties in Tehran. The new hotels – Novotel IKIA and ibis IKIA – are connected to the main terminal of Imam Khomeini International Airport and scheduled to open in October 2015. AccorHotels is the first international hotel […]

Video: Shopping Malls Sprout in Iran

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The traditional bazaar has long been the place to shop in Iran but despite years of sanctions a new generation has discovered a vastly different consumer experience: blatant, unapologetic Western-style consumerism.

Beyond Glass Ceiling, Iranian Women Face Iron Fence

By Farahmand Alipour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Beyond glass ceiling, Iranian women face iron fence Iranian authorities have moved to introduce gender quotas that shut out women in its exams for those seeking government and public sector jobs. Coupled with reports […]

Video: What is the Future of US-Iran Relations?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. After decades of being demonised by the US, Iran may be emerging from international isolation thanks to the nuclear deal. Is the thaw a sign of a new rapprochement between two foes? Or […]

Iran, Iraq to Boost Trade

By John Lee. Iranian Economy Minister Ali Tayyebnia said that trade between Iran and Iraq is currently estimated at $12 billion when transit and tourism are taken into account, and that Tehran and Baghdad expect to increase the figure to $20 billion in the near future. The statement followed a meeting with Iraqi Finance Minister […]

Russia, Iran to Sign S-300 Contract Soon

By John Lee. Russia and Iran will sign an agreement for the delivery of advanced Russian-built S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems “soon,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov reportedly said on Wednesday at the Russian Arms Expo 2015. He added that all political questions involved in the Iran S-300 deal have been solved, a possible reference […]

4 More US Senators Back Iran Deal

By John Lee. Four US Democratic senators announced on Tuesday that they would back President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. This would give Obama enough votes to ensure that he would not be forced to veto a Republican resolution disapproving the accord. The four senators are Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Maria Cantwell of Washington, Gary […]