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Europeans Keen for Close Economic Ties with Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and a number of European leaders discussed the bilateral, regional and international issues on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, with all the Europeans showing enthusiasm for investment in Iran and stronger trade ties in the post-JCPOA era. Keeping a busy schedule during his trip to New York, President Rouhani […]

Qeshm Airlines Adds European Routes

By John Lee. Iran’s Qeshm Airlines has commenced direct flights between Tehran and Brussels. Starting on Tuesday 27th June, the airline will fly every Tuesday, landing at Brussels Airport at 9:10 am and departing for Iran 2 hours later. The route will be served by a 132 seat Airbus A319. From 14th July, the airline is […]

Diamond Grading company enters Iran

By John Lee. HRD Antwerp, the Belgian diamond-grading group, has announced a first Certified Diamond Grader course in Tehran. The course will be run at the end of April 2017 in collaboration with local consultant Alireza Feizollahi. HRD Antwerp’s primary shareholder is the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC). (Sources: Diamonds.net, HRD)

Belgian Gearbox Factory Opens in Iran

By John Lee. The Financial Tribune reports that the Belgian firm Punch Powertrain has opened a factory to make continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) in Zanjan, northwestern Iran. The company will have an 80-percent ownership of the plant, with Iran’s Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) taking 20 percent. 160,000 automatic gearboxes will be manufactured in the […]

Iran-Europe Trade Sees Unprecedented Growth

The volume of trade between Iran and European countries witnessed a major leap in the fourth month of 2016, a report said. The latest figures from EU’s statistical office Eurostat show that Iran’s exports to Greece, France, and Spain respectively increased 108-fold, 60-fold and 9-fold in April, compared to the same period last year. The […]

Turkish Energy firm’s Plans for Iran could boost Rouhani

By Barın Kayaoğlu, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. How Turkish energy giant’s plans to light up Iran could boost Rouhani The Belgium-based Turkish global energy firm Unit International has reached an agreement with the Iranian Energy Ministry to build seven natural gas-powered […]

Iran Begins LNG Exports to Kenya, Tanzania, S Africa

Iran has started exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, an official announced. Esmaeel Hasham Firouz, the export-import director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), said the Islamic Republic has begun to ship excess natural gas supplies as LNG to the three African countries. He said the […]

Port of Antwerp Meets with Iran

A delegation from the Belgian port of Antwerp visited Iran last week to re-establish shipping and commercial ties. According to a report from MarEx, the meetings included officials from Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization, the Islamic Republic Shipping line (IRSL), Iranian Customs and the Iranian investment Organization, finishing with a visit to the Shahid Rajaee […]

Iran gives 30-day visas at airports

By John Lee. Iran is to start issuing 30-day visas for tourists from 58 countries upon arrival at its airports. The Persian-language newspaper Donya-ye Eqtesad says the visas can be extended by 15 more days. Foreign tourists could previously get 14-day visas at Iran’s airports and their visas could not be extended. Eligible countries are: […]