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France to Urge Firms to Do Business in Iran

France will encourage its firms to do business in Iran despite nuclear deal limbo, a senior French finance official said on Thursday. “France will encourage its firms to do business in Iran” despite uncertainty over the landmark 2015 nuclear deal putting the business environment in limbo, Joffrey Celestin-Urbain, director of bilateral relations at the French […]

Total Considers Measures to Protect Business in Iran

By John Lee. Total’s CEO Patrick Pouyanné (pictured) has said that the South Pars project was “progressing well, without delay, and [Total] continues to work, even if the situation with the American Congress is rather vague.” He added that he does not consider any future snapback of US sanctions to be automatic game-over for the […]

France to Finance Exports to Iran, Sidestepping Sanctions

France will start offering euro-denominated credits to Iranian buyers of its goods later this year, a move to bolster trade while keeping it outside the reach of US sanctions, the head of state-owned investment bank Bpifrance said. “We put a lot of preparation into this in 2017 and we keep on working, every single day, […]

Will Brexit jump-start Iran-UK trade?

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Many foreign companies returned to Iran’s largely untapped market after the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in July 2015. The landmark deal took effect six months later, and lifted international sanctions in […]

Peugeot 2008 ramps up Production

The CEO of IKCO Supplying Automotive Parts Company (SAPCO) says given a growing demand for Peugeot 2008 in the Iranian vehicle market, the joint venture company between Iran Khodro and France’s Peugeot — Peugeot-IKCO car-manufacturing company (IKAP) — plans to increase its production. In an address to a joint meeting between the managers from Peugeot, […]

Workshop to Review HSE Trends in Oil Industry

Tehran is hosting a French-Iranian workshop on health, safety and environment in oil industry by late January where the latest trends in the field will be presented to senior oil and energy executives in Iran’s oil industry. Director General of HSE and Passive Defense Directorate of the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum Bagher Mortazavi said the […]

PSA Sells 444,600 Units in Iran

By John Lee. French carmaker Groupe PSA, which makes the Peugeot and Citroen brands, has reported that it has sold 444,600 units in Iran in 2017. Consolidated sales in the Middle East & Africa region were up by 61.4% on the previous year. In a statement, the company also made reference to the production start-up […]

Total’s Gas Deal Going Ahead

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)‘s gas deal with French energy giant Total is being executed on schedule and all the project’s tenders, excluding one for drilling operations, have been held. The official said all the contractors, except for one, who have signed in the tenders are domestic […]

Renault’s Iran Sales up 49%

By John Lee. France’s Renault has reported that its vehicle sales in Iran rose 49.3 percent in 2017. With sales of 162,079 units for the year, the company claims a market share of 10.8 percent (up 2.4 percentage points), on the back of the success of the Tondar and Sandero models. The figures include sales […]

Zarif Hails Strong Consensus on JCPOA in Brussels

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there was solid consensus on the need for preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in a meeting he had with the European Union’s diplomatic chief and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany on Thursday. “Strong consensus in Brussels today,” Zarif said in a Twitter […]

Airbus “Ready to Finance Plane Purchases”

European aviation giant Airbus has voiced readiness to fund the country’s purchases of passenger planes, Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) Ali Abedzadeh said. Airbus, the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR, and American aviation giant Boeing have already approached Iran to fund the purchases, Abedzadeh said on Sunday. He added that talks to choose the […]

CNPC may take over South Pars if Total Pulls Out

The China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) plans to take over Total’s stake in Iran’s South Pars gas field if the French energy giant fails to stick to its contract with Tehran due to new US sanctions, a report said. CNPC officials have held internal talks in recent weeks to discuss the implications of taking control, […]

RIPI signs Gas Deal with French Partner

The Research Center of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has signed a deal with France’s Beicip-Franlab for bolstering cooperation in holding studies on Iran’s Homa gas field. From RIPI, Touraj Behrouz, head of the faculty of reservoir studies and developing fields, signed the contract. He said RIPI has signed the contract with the French partner for carrying […]

Autoneum enters Iran Growth Market

Swiss-based company Autoneum has concluded an exclusive license agreement with Iranian automotive supplier Ayegh Khodro Toos (AKT) for the production and distribution of its multifunctional components for acoustic and thermal management in Iran. In the future, Ayegh Khodro Toos will produce carpet systems and inner dashes at its plant in Mashhad (Razavi-Khorasan province) for IKAP, […]

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 […]

Iran’s Exports to EU Up 107%

The value of Iran’s exports to the European Union (EU) witnessed a significant rise over the first nine months of 2017, a report said. The value of Iran’s exports to the EU from January to September 2017 reached as high as €7.2 billion, showing a 107 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according […]

Total May Have to Rethink Iran Deal due to Trump

Total Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne said US President Donald Trump’s new aggressive approach to Iran could kill a huge energy investment the French oil and gas major signed with Tehran just four months ago. “Either we can do the deal legally if there is a legal framework,” Pouyanné told CNN on Monday. “If we […]

ATR Says to Deliver More Aircraft to Iran

The chief executive of the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR said the company plans to deliver eight more aircraft to Iran by the year’s end. ATR aims to deliver another eight aircraft to Iran by the end of the year after delivering six so far this year under US export licenses issued following the lifting of […]

Total to Conform to any US Sanctions on Iran: CEO

France’s Total has opened an office in Washington to coordinate its operations in Iran where the French oil and gas major plans to develop Phase 11 of the giant South Pars gas field. On Thursday, Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne stated that his company would comply with any sanctions on Iran. Iranian officials, he said, “know that […]

European Powers Continue to Support Nuke Deal

Joint statement from Prime Minister Theresa May, Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron following President Trump’s statement on the US’ Iran Strategy. We, the Leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom take note of President Trump’s decision not to recertify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to Congress and are […]