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Iran talking to Six Countries to Buy Aircraft

PressTV reports that Iran is in talks with six countries to purchase new commercial aircraft to renovate the country’s aviation fleet after the removal of sanctions. The Secretary of the Association of Iranian Airlines, Maqsoud As’adi-Samani (pictured), told the Tasnim news agency: “After the Vienna agreement, chief executives or sales managers of all aircraft manufacturers […]

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: […]

Tabriz Power Plant Closed on Pollution Concerns

By John Lee. IRNA reports that the Tabriz thermal power plant has been closed following news that it was using low quality fuel to generate electricity, leading to increased pollution. The 28-year-old plant, designed and constructed by the French company Alstom, is only allowed to use gas, but has been found to be using ‘mazut’, also […]

Iran to Seek Bids on 15 Mining Deals

Iran is to seek bids for 15 mining projects for international investors to develop, according to Bloomberg. Mehdi Karbasian (pictured), the deputy minister of Industries, Mines and Trade, said in an interview in Tehran that President Hassan Rouhani plans to visit France and Italy in November to sign development agreements on some of the projects. […]

French Companies Eye Iranian Market

Senior officials from more than 150 French companies visited Tehran recently to discussed investment prospects in oil, gas and other sectors. Eric Festa, the director general of Total E&P Iran, said that the company currently has to comply with international sanctions on Iran, but told Iran Daily: “Following the lifting of the embargoes, we will […]

Iran signs Development of Esfandiar Oilfield

The Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) and a Norwegian-Austrian company have signed a preliminary agreement for the development of the offshore Efandiar field, IOOC Managing Director Saeed Hafezi [Saeid Ha’fezi] (pictured) says. “The initial confidentiality agreement has been signed, the MDP (master development plan) prepared and sufficient data exchanged. We are only waiting for the […]

Accor Announces Tehran Hotels

France’s AccorHotels has announced that it has signed a management agreement with Aria Ziggurat for its two inaugural properties in Tehran. The new hotels – Novotel IKIA and ibis IKIA – are connected to the main terminal of Imam Khomeini International Airport and scheduled to open in October 2015. AccorHotels is the first international hotel […]

Winners and Losers if Sanctions Lifted

By John Lee. An analysis by Fortune magazine lists the expected winners and losers from a lifting of sanctions on Iran. Winners EU automakers: Companies such as Germany’s Mercedes-Benz, and Peugeot and Renault of France, are identified as being well positioned to take advantage of Iran’s large market. Oil services companies: Iran says it needs […]