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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 […]

16 Foreign Automakers to come to Iran

By John Lee. The head of a recent auto industry exhibiton has said that 16 foreign car and truck companies, want to set up operations in Iran. Sassan Qorbani said the companies included Volvo, Scania, Peugeot, Fiat and Kia, along with five Chinese manufacturers. He said in addition to the two major domestic auto manufacturing […]