Economy

Looking at Iran’s economy on a macro scale, including the big decisions and policies that would shape the markets today and tomorrow.

Iran’s Global Standing Improved in 11 Indices in Rouhani’s Term

Iran’s Global Standing Improved in 11 Indices in Rouhani’s Term

Assessments and reports by international organizations indicate an improvement in Iran’s performance and ranking in most of the international economic indices during 2013-16, the period of time when President Hassan Rouhani was in office.
Iranian president

Rouhani to Use Non-Oil Exports, Tourism to Create More Jobs

Hassan Rouhani, the incumbent Iranian president running for the second term, highlighted the role of non-oil exports, the tourism industry, as well as the medium-scale and small-scale enterprises in creating job opportunities for the country’s young labor force.
Raisi

“Iranians Suffering from Problems Caused by Rouhani’s Gov’t”

Iran’s presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi says the current administration is to blame for many of the social and economic problems facing the country.
Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi

Raisi Explains about Tax Exemption of Foundation He Runs

Iranian presidential candidate Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has responded to the criticisms raised about the tax exemption of Astan Quds Razavi, the charitable foundation he manages.
“Huge Investment Needed in Iran’s Mines Sector”

“Huge Investment Needed in Iran’s Mines Sector”

An Iranian official says investment in the mines and mineral industries sector requires huge financial resources.

Qalibaf Vows to Form “Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Int’l Trade”

Iranian presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says, if elected, he will turn the foreign ministry into the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade” so that the foreign policy apparatus can help improve Iran’s domestic economy.
Renewable Energy Firms Can Use Tax Incentives in Iran

Renewable Energy Firms Can Use Tax Incentives in Iran

International and domestic private companies in the renewable energy industry will be eligible for tax holidays for 5-13 years as part of incentives to prop up investment in the nascent renewable sector, a deputy economy minister said on Sunday.
Iran Can Link Georgia to Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman: President

Iran Can Link Georgia to Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman: President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic can facilitate the access of Georgia and other regional countries to the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean while Georgia can connect Iran to the Black Sea.
Economy Likely to Be Most Pressing Theme in Iran Election Campaigns

Economy Likely to Be Most Pressing Theme in Iran Election Campaigns

With nominations now closed for the May 19 presidential election in Iran, the likely shape of the contest is beginning to emerge.
Bijan Zangeneh

Iran to Support OPEC Oil Cut Extension If Unanimity Reached

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says he believes most members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would endorse extension of the organization's output cut initiative in the upcoming OPEC meeting, adding Iran would also support the cut extension if other members unanimously back it.

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