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Report: Iran Increases Cyber Attacks on Germany

By John Lee. A report from the German intelligence agency is said to show that Iran has increase hack attacks on German computer systems. According to Reuters, the BfV report said numbers of cyber attacks thought to have originated in Iran had been rising since 2014, with a sharp increase last year. German Interior Minister […]

E3 Agrees to Replace Dollar in Iran Trade: Lavrov

Russia says the three European parties to the Iran nuclear deal have agreed to continue trade ties with Tehran without the US dollar. The European parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action –Britain, France and Germany- have agreed to maintain trade with Iran independent of the US dollar, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. […]

Germany Probes Iranian request to Withdraw €300m Cash

By John Lee. Authorities in Germany have reportedly launched an investigation into a request from Tehran to withdraw €300 million from a German-based bank and fly the cash back to Iran. The request comes as the Islamic republic prepares itself for tough US sanctions. The cash is held in accounts at the Iranian-owned trade bank Europäisch-Iranische […]

Indian Bank to Stop Handling Iran Oil Payments

India’s oil imports from Iran will be affected from the end of August as the State Bank of India (SBI) has informed refiners it will not handle payments for crude from the Islamic Republic from November, the finance head of Indian Oil Corp said on Friday. “(Oil) loading will be affected from end-August under the […]

German Credit Unions Stand by Iran

Six credit unions in southern Germany are still processing payments to Iran despite Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and its impending new sanctions on Iran, a report said. While Germany’s big banks are avoiding Iran-related deals for fear of US reprisals, six credit unions, or Volksbanken, from southern […]

Iran Energy Minister in Germany for Talks

Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardekanian travelled to Germany on Monday to weigh plans for environmental and energy cooperation between the two countries. Ardekanian is planned to hold talks with Germany’s Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze and Federal Minister of Germany for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier during […]

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 […]

NIOC reviews Wintershall Oilfield Proposal

German energy company Wintershall has submitted its proposal for developing Iran’s Dehloran oilfield to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), which is now studying the plan. The NIOC held a committee meeting of its advisors in reservoir management to consider the proposal on Monday, January 29, 2018. NIOC has said the German company plans to […]

Iran Files $4.9bn Complaint against Deutsche Boerse

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI), also known as Bank Markazi, has filed a suit in Luxembourg against Deutsche Boerse’s Clearstream unit seeking to recover $4.9 billion in assets plus interest, the German stock exchange operator said on Thursday. The assets, frozen on suspicion of terror financing and in part paid to victims, include $1.9 […]

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 […]

Germany Exports $2.8bn in Goods to Iran in 9 Mths

The head of the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce said Germany sold 2.358 billion euros ($2.846 billion) worth of goods to Iran, and imported just $328 million worth of goods from Iran in nine months from January through October 2017. Michael Tockuss, head of Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag (DIHK), added that German exports to Iran grew […]

BASF seeks Catalyst Technical Savvy from Iran

German petrochemical heavyweight BASF has ordered 180 tons of methanol synthesis catalyst from Iran’s Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PTRC). According to the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), Esmaeil Ghanbari, PTRC managing director, said the item was 10 years in the making by PTRC and its quality has been approved by BASF as superior to its […]

New US Sanctions over Iran: Full Details

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated a network of individuals and entities involved in a large-scale scheme to help Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) counterfeit currency to support its destabilizing activities. This network employed deceptive measures to circumvent European export control restrictions and procured advanced […]

RIPI signs deal with Germany’s Raschig

Iran’s Research Center of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s Raschig for technology transfer and training. The deal was signed on Monday by Mansour Bazmi, head of RIPI’s technology and international relations department, and Michael Schultes, the company’s Technical Director, at RIPI’s headquarters in Tehran. The deal concerns RIPI-Raschig […]

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 […]

Germany’s Siemens Delivers 2nd F-Class Turbine to Iran

Siemens, the German industrial group, has shipped the second F-class gas tribune to Iran, a report said. Siemens has shipped the second F-class gas turbine for the project Bandar Abbas to Iran, Iranian media reported on Saturday. The first of the two F-class gas turbines to be used at the Bandar Abbas power station was […]

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 […]

German Firm Starts Construction of Solar Plant

By John Lee. IRNA reports that a German-Iranian company has started construction of first phase of a new 100 MW solar power plant in Meybod. Pasargad Solar Projects Ltd is developing the project in collaboration with Kronos Solar Projects GmbH and Parsia Business Development Solutions. (Source: IRNA)

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)

Iran Eager to Work with German Entrepreneurs

An Iranian minister expressed the country’s willingness to develop a close partnership with German entrepreneurs and industry leaders. In a meeting with a group of German business people in Tehran on Monday, Iranian Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Welfare Ali Rabiee said Iran is ready for trade interaction with German entrepreneurs and industry owners. Highlighting […]