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Why Rouhani won’t Halt Costly Cash Handouts

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. Why Rouhani won’t Halt Costly Cash Handouts anytime soon Iran kick-started a subsidy reform plan in December 2010 that was originally drafted to be implemented in three phases over five years. Given the change […]

Outgoing Parliament moves to Cut Cash Handouts

By AKhatereh Vatankhah, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. One-third of Iran’s population will no longer receive monthly cash payments from the government. This decision was made by the outgoing parliament, based on a proposal from Ahmad Tavakoli, a conservative lawmaker from Tehran […]