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Iran, China’s Economies Complementary: Minister

The economies of Iran and China complement each other, Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari said, stressing that the target of an average annual trade of $60 billion is within reach. In a meeting with chairman of China’s private sector chamber of commerce in Tehran on Wednesday, Shariatmadari stressed the need for […]

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Total “Cannot Withdraw Capital” from Iran Gas Deal

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Total S.A.‘s capital in a contract with Tehran to develop Phase 11 of the South Pars Gas Field will stay in Iran in case the French energy major walks away from the deal without any UNSC sanctions. The official said: “If Total walks away from the deal without […]

Iranian Banks Slowly Reconnect to the World

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. A recent string of “financing agreements” that various governments and international banks have signed with Iran indicates that Tehran is finding solutions to leave behind the bottlenecks in financing its international projects. The question […]

Iran-China Trade tops $24bn in 8 Months

Trade between Iran and China during the first eight months of the current year rose to more than $24 billion, the East Asian country’s customs data showed. Trade between the two countries in the first eight months of 2016 had stood at $19.5 billion, according to the data. In the first eight months of 2016, […]

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Iran Oil Exports Record 8-Month Rise

Market figures show Iran’s exports of crude oil have reached the highest level since February. Figures released by Bloomberg show that Iran shipped 2.28 million barrels a day (mb/d) of crude oil to international markets in September. The rise came as Iran – together with Iraq that exported 3.98 mb/d last month – took advantage […]

OFAC Sanctions Four Iran-Related Companies

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Friday designated three Iran-based entities pursuant to E.O. 13382 for their activities related to two key elements of Iran’s military, and one China-based entity for proliferation activities related to a key supporter of Iran’s military. Shahid Alamolhoda Industries (SAI) was designated for […]

Tehran Chamber of Commerce opens London Office

An office of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) has been opened in London to attract foreign investment in the Islamic Republic. Speaking at the inauguration of the office, the head of the TCCIMA, Masoud Khansari, said following the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, also known as […]

US “Unable to Stop Irans Oil Exports”

If the US reimposes sanctions on Iran’s oil sector without the support of Europe, China and Russia, it will see grudging and uneven compliance by international energy companies and will not be able to stop crude flows that returned to the market in 2015, according to sanctions expert Elizabeth Rosenberg, Platts reported. “Grudging compliance does […]

China, Iraq are Iran’s Biggest Non-Oil Customers

By John Lee. Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPOI) has issued data showing that five countries — China, Iraq, UAE, South Korea and India — accounted for 68.7 percent of Iran’s total non-oil exports in the first five months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 20-Aug. 22). Total non-oil exports (including gas condensate) fell 5 percent […]

“No Problem” in China’s Payment for Iran Petrochemicals

An Iranian deputy oil minister said minor issues impeding the payments Iran receives from China for the export of petrochemicals have been resolved. There has never been any obstacle to the Iranian export of petrochemical products, CEO of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Marziyeh Shahedaei [Marziyeh Shah-daei] said on Monday. As regards the delays in […]

Iran, China Ink $10bn Finance Deal

The CITIC Trust, a major Chinese investment company, signed an agreement with five Iranian banks to open a $10bln line of credit to support construction projects in the Islamic Republic. The agreement was signed between the representatives of CITIC Trust and a consortium of Iranian banks at CITIC Group headquarters in Beijing on Thursday. The […]

Iran’s Oil Exports to Europe, China Grow in August

Iran’s oil and condensate exports to Europe rose in August, with demand from Italy, France, the Netherlands and Greece all up, a report said. Iranian oil flows to Europe rebounded sharply last month, with 835,742 b/d sailing to the region, a rise of almost 200,000 b/d month on month, Platts reported. Turkey also remains the […]

12 Banks in Iran-Korea €8-bn Finance Contract

The Managing Director of the Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) has said that 12 banks are “agent banks” in the €8-billion Iran-South Korea finance contract. According to the contract signed with the efforts of the Ministry of Economy, the Central Bank, the Organization of Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI), and 12 […]

SKEC to Upgrade Tabriz Refinery

South Korea’s SK Engineering and Construction Co. (SKEC) signed a heads of agreement on Saturday for a 1.6 billion euro upgrade of the Tabriz refinery in northwest Iran. South Korean National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun, who was in Tehran to attend President Hassan Rouhani’s swearing-in, oversaw the signing between SKEC, Tabriz Oil Refining Company and […]

Trump’s Options on the Nuclear Deal with Iran

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. While President Donald Trump’s State Department has twice now certified Iranian compliance with the July 2015 nuclear deal, there are indications that Trump is intent on scuttling his predecessor’s signature foreign policy achievement. However, […]

Iran-China Trade Up 31%

Trade between Tehran and Beijing in the first half of 2017 increased by 31 percent compared to a year earlier, coming in at $18 billion, the China’s customs data showed. China’s exports to the Islamic Republic in the first half of 2017 also increased by 23 percent compared to the same period in 2016, amounting to […]

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Talks with 27 Foreign Firms over Major Oil Projects

Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia said Tehran is in negotiations with 27 foreign companies over oil projects worth $200 billion. “I can assure you this (gas deal with Total) isn’t the last one,” Zamaninia told CNNMoney on the sidelines of an oil conference in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday referring to […]

Total Deal Serves National Development: Iran’s VP

Iran’s first vice-president played down criticism by opponents of a recent gas deal Iran has signed with France’s Total, saying the contract would serve the goals of national development, as emphasized by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. Those opposing the recent gas deal the Oil Ministry has signed with the French […]

Oil Minister defends Total Gas Deal in Parliament

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh in an open session of the parliament briefed the lawmakers on a controversial $5 billion gas deal recently signed with France’s energy giant Total, saying the agreement would serve the Islamic Republic’s interests. Addressing the open session of the parliament on Wednesday, Zanganeh defended the deal with Total to […]

Lordegan Petchem Plant Operational by 2018

By John Lee. The managing director of Lordegan Petrochemical Plant has said his facility will become operational by 2018 with €502m of investment by China. Mohsen Zarei Far said the project, which is being developed for production of feedstock for ammonia and urea fertilizer plants, has so far progressed 69%. Fed by natural gas, the […]