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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 […]

Meeting on Closer Banking Ties with Latin America

Iran’s Foreign Ministry officials and representatives of the state-run and private banks held a meeting in Tehran to explore avenues for expansion of banking relations with Latin American nations following the implementation of the JCPOA. The gathering was attended by Iranian Foreign Ministry’s political directors in charge of Latin American affairs, representatives from Iranian banks, […]

Payment App wins FinTech Award

By John Lee. A payment application for foreign tourists has reportedly won Bank Pasargad’s award for best fintech innovation at the First Fintech Festival. ZPay allows visitors to shop in Iran while keeping their money outside the country. (Source: CryptoCoinsNews)

Why do Iranian Banks remain stuck with Toxic Assets?

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. On Feb. 26, the Iranian government got the go-ahead from parliament members to sell a total of 10 trillion rials ($308 million) worth of excess properties owned by the ministries of Information and Communications Technology […]

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)

France Plans Loans for Companies Investing in Iran

By John Lee. The French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (pictured) has that France plans to issue direct loans to companies that want to invest in Iran. At a joint press conference in Tehran with his Iranian counterpart, Ali Tayebnia, he said: “We are trying to help these companies … They wil be able to apply […]

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 to Establish Bank in Azerbaijan

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif said the country plans to establish a bank in Azerbaijan with 100 percent Iranian ownership, a report said. Azerbaijan’s Trend news agency in a report quoted Seif as saying that the plan involves turning a branch of Bank Melli Iran in Azerbaijan into an […]

Japan, Iran to Cooperate on Banking

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has reached an agreement on banking supervision with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). An exchange of letters between the two bodies is intended to facilitate supervision and sound functioning of banking organizations in their respective countries. Under the agreement, the authorities will provide relevant information to their counterpart regarding […]