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Why French Carmakers are real Winners of Iranian Protectionism

By Ali Dadpay for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s auto industry is only second to its energy sector, accounting for some 10% of the gross domestic product and 4% of employment. Showcasing the Islamic Republic’s efforts to become an industrial economy, it […]

Why Iran’s Auto Ambitions will Benefit Economy, not Consumers

By Alireza Ramezani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In February, Iran hosted an international auto show for the first time in 11 years. Some two dozen European, Asian and Iranian brands, including Iran’s longtime French partners Renault and Peugeot, took part in the […]

Banking Problems stall Linde Iran Contracts

By John Lee. Reuters reports that German industrial gases group Linde has revived plant-engineering contracts in Iran, but is unable to act on them until it can transfer money out of the country. It quotes CEO Aldo Belloni as saying that the contracts date from “years ago“, before sanctions were imposed. (Source: Reuters)

Total “in talks” to buy Iranian LNG Project

By John Lee. French oil major Total is reported to be in talks to buy a multi-billion-dollar stake in Iran’s partly-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, Iran LNG. According to Reuters, the company is aiming to buy into the project at a discount to the pre-sanctions price in exchange for reviving the project, which […]

Athos Solar completes first Green-Field Solar Plants in Iran

Athos Solar GmbH, based in Heidelberg, Germany, recently became the first investor to install and launch two high-performance green-field photovoltaic plants in Iran. The two systems, located in the province of Hamadan near Tehran, have a surface area of ten hectares each, making them the first of their scale in Iran. Further, their combined peak […]

Germany Supports Transfer of New Technologies to Iran

A German deputy foreign minister has given an assurance that the government would support the process of transfer of new technologies to Iran through private sector investment. German companies in diverse industrial fields are eager to invest in Iran on the basis of transferring new technologies, and the Berlin government backs this process, State Secretary […]

Iran in Talks with European Firms on Petchem Projects

Iran is negotiating with major European enterprises from France, Germany and Britain on cooperation in petrochemical projects, an official announced, saying the talks have not still led to any agreement. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Wednesday, Managing Director of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Marziyeh Shahdaei said Iran continues to hold talks with France’s […]

Iran Khodro signs three Contracts with Mercedes-Benz

featuredThe CEO of Iran Khodro (IKCO) has announced that his company has recently signed three contracts with the German automaker Mercedes-Benz to launch joint ventures. Speaking to reporters in Tehran, Hashem Yeke Zare said three cooperation agreements have been signed between the IKCO and Mercedes-Benz. He added that two more contracts between the two companies […]

Siemens to sell 12 Compressors to Iran

Germany’s Siemens has received a major order for 12 compressor trains for two onshore natural gas processing plants in Iran. The company Palayesh Parsian Sepehr will operate the plants. Siemens’ customer is the EPC Hampa Engineering Corporation. The order volume is in the high double-digit million euro range. Commercial operation is expected end of 2018. […]

Germany Offers to Invest $12bn in Iran’s Oil Industry

Germany’s major oil and petrochemical companies, including BASF, have expressed their willingness to invest a total of $12 billion in the Iranian oil sector. The Chemical company BASF, whose managing director paid an official visit to Iran last year as a member of a delegation accompanying German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, has offered to invest […]