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NIOC Seals Oilfield Study MoU with Iranian Firm

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ghadir Investment Company (GIC) to carry out studies of oil and gas fields in Iran. Based on the deal, GIC will study the Kisha, Sepehr, Jofeir and phase III of Darkhowin oil and gas fields; GIC will have 6 months to […]

Lufthansa Eyes Catering, Maintenance, Training Deals with Iran Air

An official with Lufthansa said the German flagship airline is seeking to sign several contracts with Iran Air to provide the Iranian national flag-carrier airline with catering, maintenance and pilot training services. “We are in very, very intense discussions, actually almost on a weekly basis,” said Karsten Zang, Lufthansa’s regional director for the Persian Gulf, […]

Imports and Exports Increased, China is Main Partner

Iran’s non-crude-oil exports grew by 3.54 percent in the year ended 20th March 2017, reaching $43.930 billion. During the period, imports increased 5.16 percent to $43.684 billion. Main export items During the period under consideration, the main export items consisted of gas condensate with value of $7.320 billion, light oils and products except gasoline ($2.479 […]

German Firm “Facing Challenges” Financing Iran Venture

By John Lee. Reuters reports that German steel plant maker SMS Group “faces challenges in raising financing” for its $400-million contract to expand production at Iran’s  Mobarakeh Steel Company. Board member Dieter Rosenthal told the news agency that the privately-held firm, which builds steel, aluminium and copper plants, signed the contract in February to add […]

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 […]