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UK Considers $600bn Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The Telegraph reports that British firms are “cautiously eying” opportunities in Iran, ahead of an expected $600-billion boom in trade and infrastructure investment by 2027. Amanda Clack, head of Infrastructure and consultancy EY, is quoted as saying: “Is there an opportunity here for UK business? Of course there is … Deliverability is […]

Iran, Pakistan Sign Banking Agreement to Facilitate Trade

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) signed a Banking and Payment Arrangement (BPA) to streamline trade transactions between the two nations. “The objective of this BPA is to provide a trade settlement mechanism to promote trade between Pakistan and Iran,” SBP said in a statement on Friday, DAWN […]

France Removes Restrictions on Bank Saderat

By John Lee. IRNA reports that the French Central Bank has lifted restrictions on Iran’s Bank Saderat branch in Paris, paving the way for normal banking transactions in the branch. The EU had previously announced the exclusion of Bank Saderat from its list of sanctions. (Source: IRNA)

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 […]

Banking Problems stall Linde Iran Contracts

By John Lee. Reuters reports that German industrial gases group Linde has revived plant-engineering contracts in Iran, but is unable to act on them until it can transfer money out of the country. It quotes CEO Aldo Belloni as saying that the contracts date from “years ago“, before sanctions were imposed. (Source: Reuters)

Iran, Malaysia Agree to Trade in Yen, Yuan

Iran and Malaysia have agreed to use Japanese yen and Chinese yuan in their bilateral trade, a senior Iranian banking official said. We welcome the eagerness of Malaysian banks to open accounts in Iranian commercial banks in the South Asian country’s currency, Ringgit, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) for Currency Affairs […]

Iran, Turkey sign MoU on Banking Coop

By John Lee. Iran and Turkey set up a joint committee on banking to help achieve trade of $30 billion by the end of 2017. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said the first meeting of the committee was held on Wednesday in Tehran. The two delegations discussed ways to remove obstacles to improved banking […]

UK Banks rebuff Govt push to Boost Iran Trade

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has rebuffed efforts by the British government, a major shareholder, to coax the lender into facilitating trade with Iran. Following the lifting of sanctions, and in anticipation of the UK leaving the European Union (EU), British officials have sought to […]

Danske Bank “in Talks” with CBI

By John Lee. Denmark’s Danske Bank has confirmed that it is in talks with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) regarding arranging credit to clients with business activities in the country, but that no deal has yet been reached. A spokesperson for the bank also told Reuters that it is already supporting clients in Iran […]