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Iran to Enhance Tourism Ties with East Asians

Iran is going to hold talks with Japan, South Korea and China to facilitate tourism, a vice president said. The country is contemplating easing visa restrictions for tourist trips to Japan, South Korea, and China, Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Zahra Ahmadipour told Tasnim. Delegations from the three countries are scheduled […]

Iran, S. Korea Seal LNG Deal

Iran and South Korea have signed a technological cooperation agreement to for jointly developing small liquefied natural gas units. The 4-year deal concerns developing the technical savvy needed for construction of ISO containers for LNG units by consotriums from Iran and S. Korea, said Saeid Pakseresht, director of research and technology at the National Iranian […]

NITC ‘Closely Looking’ at 1st Post-Sanctions VLCC Orders

Managing director Siroos Kianersi says any contracts would be for renewal not growth at a time when the owner has opened the door for ‘the right pool partners’. Shipowning giant National Iranian Tanker Co (NITC) is exploring the potential for placing its first VLCC newbuilding orders since the easing of international sanctions, says managing director […]

Iran to Import Shipbuilding Technology from South Korea

The managing director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) said the Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Company (ISOICO) has been introduced to import the technology of building giant ships from South Korea. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Tehran, Mohammad Saeedi said one of the main plans of the […]

Korean Firm Sign Deals for Electrical Projects

Iran’s state-run holding company Tavanir signed two agreements with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) for cooperation in electrical projects using state-of-the-art technology. Based on the agreements, signed in Tehran on Saturday, the South Korean company will help Iran recover SF6 gas (sulphur hexafluoride) in the electricity industry in compliance with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), […]

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 […]

Korean Company considers setting up Petchem Plant in Iran

By John Lee. South Korean chemical and textile company Hyosung Corporation has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Iran’s state-run National Petrochemical Company (NPC). According to Pulse News the company said it has been in talks with Iran with a view to setting up a polypropylene (PP) production base in the country, but has […]

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 […]

Hyundai Signs $3.2bn Iran Petchem Deal

Iran’s Ahdaf Investment Company and Korea’s Hyundai Engineering Co. (HEC) have signed a deal for a 3 billion-euro ($3.2 billion) petrochemical project, a report said. The agreement covers the construction of the second phase of the Kangan Petro Refining Company. “The financing of this project will be finalized within nine months at the rate of […]

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 […]