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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 […]

Iran’s Yazd Tire to supply Renault

By John Lee. Renault‘s Algerian subsidiary, Renault Algérie,  will buy 50,000 tyres from Iranian tyre maker Yazd Rubber Industries Complex. Yazd is also said to be in negotiations with Volkswagen following the German company’s entry into Iran. (Source: Tyrepress)

Renault Will Not Leave Iran in Face of More US Sanctions

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said the French carmaker would not “leave Iran” even if Washington re-imposed new sanctions against Tehran. “Obviously if it becomes impossible to deal with Iran we will put a plan together for the suspension of our business there, but that’s not at all to say that […]

Airplane Contracts Complex, Confidential: Iranian Official

CEO of Iran Air Farzaneh Sharafbafi said contracts for purchasing passenger planes are complex and confidential. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Saturday, Sharafbafi dismissed speculation about details of Iran’s contracts with the Western plane makers, giving an assurance that Iran Air would make the best and most logical decisions. The contracts to purchase […]

Iran, France Sign 4 Agricultural Cooperation Documents

Iran and France on Friday signed four cooperation documents for improving the cooperation between the two countries’ agricultural sectors. The cooperation documents were singed between the Iranian and French companies in fields of agriculture and animal husbandry in a ceremony held in the presence of Iran’s Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati and his French counterpart Stéphane […]

Iran Eyes Petchem Deal with Total in a Month

Iran is about to sign a petrochemical deal with French energy major Total by November, a petrochemical official said. Director of investment at the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), Hossein Alimorad, said the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) is about to sign a contract with Total to carry out economic studies on a petrochemical project […]

SCOR agrees CAT Excess of Loss Deal with Iran

By John Lee. French-based global reinsurance company SCOR has reached an agreement concerning “CAT excess of loss in Iranian insurance market.” The deal was finalised at a meeting in Paris between Dr. Abdolnaser Hemmati, the President of Bimeh Markazi Iran (Central Insurance of IR Iran), and Victor Peignet, Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C. […]

French State Bank to Fund Projects in Iran

French state bank Bpifrance will finance investment projects of French companies in Iran from 2018, granting up to 500 million euros ($598 million) in annual credits, its CEO said on Sunday. “Excluding a force majeure case, we will be on their side in early 2018. We are the only French bank that can do it […]

Iranian MP Hails French Push to Save JCPOA

An Iranian lawmaker commended French President Emmanuel Macron for stressing the need to protect the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany). Macron’s comments at the UN General Assembly about the importance of saving the JCPOA were remarkable and […]

Video: France’s Macron defends Iran Deal at UN

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. French President Emmanuel Macron stands firm that landmark agreements on Iran and climate change would not change as he gently nudges Donald Trump to return to the fold:

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 […]

Iran Inks Flaring Deal with France’s Sofregaz

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and a consortium of France’s Sofregaz and Sanat Sazeh Samin for recovery and consumption of flare gas at a refinery at South Pars. Signed on Wednesday, the deal was signed by Ali Mohammad Ahmadi, operator of South Pars Sustainable Development Project representing NIOC, Sofregaz Managing Director Yann Aubry Lecomte […]

Iran’s New Industrial Policy to “Transform Political Economy”

By Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. New Industrial Policy Poised to Transform Iran’s Political Economy This past summer, the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) concluded landmark agreements with French automaker Renault and transportation giant Alstom as well […]

France’s Air Liquide Signs Deal for MTP Plant

French industrial gases producer Air Liquide has signed a deal with Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) to build a 500,000 tons/year methanol-to-propylene (MTP) plant. Owned and operated by Iran’s Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC), the plant would be built in the southwestern Iranian city of Mahshahr, Shana news agency reported. The agreement was signed […]