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Tehran’s Quality of Living Ranking …

By John Lee. Tehran has been ranked in 199th place in the Mercer 2019 Quality of Living Survey. This puts it just ahead of Karachi in Pakistan and Caracas in Venezuela, and just behind Luanda in Angola and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Vienna again retains the top spot; Zurich and Vancouver follow in second […]

Iran Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Iran has been ranked 128th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2019 report, down from 124th place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Libya ranked 186th, with Iraq 171st. Doing […]

Tehran’s Quality of Living Ranking …

By John Lee. Tehran has been ranked in 200th place in Mercer’s 2018 Quality of Living Survey. This puts it just ahead of Luanda in Angola and Lahore in Pakistan, and just behind Douala in Cameroon and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Vienna again retains the top spot; Zurich and Auckland follow in second and […]

Iran Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Iran has been ranked 124th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2018 report, down from 120th place the previous year. Despite the fall in the rankings, the report notes that over the previous year Iran improved access to credit information by reporting data on credit payments from […]

Iran Rises in Prosperity Index

By John Lee. Iran has risen one place in this year’s Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, ranking in 117th place out of the 149 countries measured. The index ranks countries according to its nine pillars of prosperity: Economic Quality, Business Environment, Governance, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security, Education, Health and Natural Environment. Despite the […]

Iran Up (Slightly) in Prosperity Index

By John Lee. Iran has risen one place in this year’s Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, ranking in 117th place out of the 149 countries measured. The index ranks countries according to its nine pillars of prosperity: Economic Quality, Business Environment, Governance, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security, Education, Health and Natural Environment. According to […]

Iran to Receive 1st NZ Meat Shipment Soon

The first shipment of New Zealand sheepmeat will be delivered to Iran later this month, the country’s Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said. “This is great news for Taylor Preston and the wider meat industry,” Guy said as quoted by Scoop News on Saturday. “It is only the start of what we are hoping will […]

New Zealand Delays Plan to Export Lambs to Iran

By John Lee. New Zealand has reportedly postponed plans to export lamb to Iran. A spokesman for Silver Fern Farms, one of two exporters working with import companies in Iran, emphasized that the plan would be put into practice next season, which begins in December. NZ Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said he had just […]

New Zealand to Export “Safe” Sheepmeat to Iran

New Zealand’s Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said New Zealand meat exporters will deliver “safe” sheepmeat to Iran in the near future. New Zealand meat exporters could be landing sheepmeat into Iran later this year as efforts are made to revive a trade which was at its height during the boom years of the 1980s, […]

NZ ‘Very Keen’ to Boost Trade Ties with Tehran

New Zealand’s Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said his country is “very keen” to develop trade ties with Iran. “We are very keen to do more business with Iran,” Guy told Reuters in Dubai recently after paying an official visit to Tehran. He described Iran as a “very important” market. Guy, heading a high-ranking economic […]

New Zealand to Export Meat to Iran

By John Lee. New Zealand is to resume exports of sheep and beef to Iran, following an meeting on Sunday of their respective Ministers for Agriculture. Nathan Guy, New Zealand’s Primary Industries Minister, and Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati, also discussed possible kiwifruit and shrimp exports to Iran, and cooperation in areas such as fish farming. […]

New Zealand Firms to Visit Iran

New Zealand’s Minister of Trade Todd McClay will lead the Oceanian country’s first trade mission to Tehran in 12 years. New Zealand’s government announced in a statement that it is sending McClay at the head of a senior-level business delegation to Iran on Friday. “There is enormous opportunity for Iran and New Zealand to work […]

ANZ Refuses Trade with Iran Fearing US Backlash

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) refuses Australian customers’ transactions with Iran, fearing US Treasury’s reaction, a report said. “While there has been a lifting of some sanctions to Iran by Australian authorities, as an international bank we continue to comply with the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control […]

Iran looks Down Under for New Opportunities

By Saeid Jafari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Upon taking office in August 2013, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani initiated a new foreign policy in sharp contrast to that of his conservative predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Rouhani’s policy of detente and constructive engagement was quickly […]

Iran, New Zealand Sign Export Credit Agreement

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully in Wellington on Sunday afternoon. Heading a high-ranking delegation, the top Iranian diplomat is in New Zealand as part of a tour of six countries in Southeast Asia and Oceania. In their meeting, Zarif and McCully stressed the need […]

Iran, Brunei Eye Enhanced Economic Ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in meetings with a number of Bruneian ministers discussed ways to expand bilateral relations in a range of fields. During his stay in Brunei as part of a tour of Southeast Asia and Oceania, the top Iranian diplomat held meetings with a number of Brunei’s ministers, including Minister of […]

Over 200 Foreign Investors Active in Iran Capital Market

The number of foreign shareholders in the capital market of Iran is now more than 200, the Managing Director of the Central Securities Depository of Iran (CSDI) has said. Last month 9 natural shareholders from Romania, Russia, South Africa, Italy, Britain (2 people), Kuwait, Pakistan, and Afghanistan received their codes to be active in the […]

Iran Improves in Ease of Doing Business index

By John Lee. Iran has been ranked 118th out of 189 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2016 report, 12 places higher than the previous year. Top of the list were Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark, with last place going to Eritrea, just behind Libya and South Sudan. The pace of business regulatory […]

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: […]