Tag Archives | Rouhani

Will Trump turn Rouhani into Hawk?

By Ali Hashem, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Being Iran’s president while Tehran is “officially on notice” by Washington is not an easy task for a moderate such as Hassan Rouhani. From now on, whether he likes it or not, the harsh […]

Why Pension Funds could face Bankruptcy Tsunami

By Navid Kalhor, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. One of the key underlying economic challenges of Iran is the current underfunding of its pension system. Make no mistake: Pension reform must be a priority for the country. Figures posted by the Ministry of […]

Is Trump Hoping for another Ahmadinejad in Tehran?

By Rohollah Faghihi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. As Iranian emergency workers were racing to remove the rubble of the collapsed Plasco high-rise in Tehran, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20. While […]

Is Rouhani Repeating Ahmadinejad’s Tricks in Currency Market?

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. Ever since the rial hit an all-time low against the greenback on Dec. 27, top monetary policymaker Valiollah Seif (pictured) has been reiterating that the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) will use every tool available […]

Deciphering Iran’s Sudden Currency Fluctuations

By Bijan Khajehpour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Recent fluctuations in the free market rate of the Iranian rial have caused concerns within the country’s business community that the currency may experience a sharp decline in value due to economic and political […]

Rouhani’s Budget Proposal Reverses Declining Reliance on Oil

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. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented the last budget bill of his current term to the parliament Dec. 4. The state budget for the next Iranian year, beginning March 21, 2017, will exceed 10 quadrillion rials […]

Iran Inaugurates Three Joint Oilfields in Khouzestan

Iran has launched first phase production at three fields in its oil-rich Khouzestan province which bring its total crude output to 300’000 barrels per day. Production from Yadavaran, North Yaran and North Azadegan were inaugurated in an official ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani. Iran had awarded Yadavaran to China’s Sinopec through a contract worth […]

The Main Reason Rouhani Replaced 3 of his Ministers

By Ali Omidi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. After much speculation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed caretakers for the three empty seats in his Cabinet: Reza Salehi Amiri (from the Moderation and Development Party) for minister of culture and Islamic guidance; Fakhrodin […]

Rouhani breaks his Silence on US Presidential Race

By Rohollah Faghihi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. For the first time, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani spoke about the US presidential election, which is a hotly debated issue in the Iranian media. On Oct. 23, Rouhani, while on a provincial trip to Arak […]

Rouhani to Scrap Iran’s 5-yr Development Plans?

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. Does Rouhani want to scrap Iran’s 5-year development plans? Two weeks after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered government bodies to prepare their annual budget plans for the fiscal year starting March 21, 2017, senior […]