Finance

News and opinion on the banking and finance sectors domestically and abroad. It includes national-level policy-making, the Central Bank of Iran, the stock exchange, as well as private actors in the field.

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Trump’s First Positive Move towards Iran Deal Implementation

A recent move by the US Treasury Department to allow US nationals to open accounts at Iranian banks could be perceived as US President Trump’s first positive move towards implementing the nuclear deal with Tehran.
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Iranian MPs Call for Caution in Dealing with FATF

A number of Iranian lawmakers have criticized the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for its anti-Iran statement, and called on Iranian officials to be extremely cautious about the privileges they grant the organization.
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France to Give Loans to Companies Investing in Iran

Finance Minister Michel Sapin announced that Paris is working on plans to issue direct loans to companies that want to invest in Iran.

Americans Allowed to Open Bank Accounts in Iran: Official

A source close to the Central Bank of Iran announced that Americans who live in Iran can open bank accounts in the country.
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Iranian MP Calls for Use of Int’l Standards in Banking Transactions

An Iranian lawmaker underlined the need for using global financial standards in Iran’s economy so that the country’s international banking and economic relations can develop.
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MP Calls for Use of IFRS to Boost Foreign Investment in Iran

An Iranian MP has emphasised the need to use the international accounting standards in order to attract foreign investors to Iran.
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World Bank Says Iran’s Foreign Debts Have Decreased by 64%

The World Bank says Iran’s foreign debts have significantly dropped since 2011 when the country faced a series of US-led sanctions.
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Economic Analyst Explains Why Iran Didn’t Turn into a Second Venezuela

An Iranian analyst has explained why Iran’s economy found its way to growth during the past years while the Venezuelan economy ended in meltdown in spite of having better economic conditions.
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Increasing Dollar Rates in Iran Provoke Criticism

The runaway dollar has sparked serious concerns in Iran over what many believe could eventually prove costly for a country which has been planning for months to reap the benefits of the removal of the sanctions.
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Iranian Banks Authorized to Sell Dollars at Free Rates

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says it has authorized banks to deal in foreign exchange trading at a free-market rate – a move which is expected to help control the rising rates of the dollar.

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