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.

Valiollah Seif

‘US Failed to Do Its Side of Iran Deal’

Iran top banker says the United States has failed to do its share of lifting economic sanctions against Iran as per a deal that was signed over the country’s nuclear energy activities last summer.
Mohammad Javad Zarif

US Pledges Not to Punish Banks Engaged with Iran: Zarif

Iran says the United States has vowed not to punish European banks that facilitate transactions with it.
Kamal Kharazi

Iran’s SNSC Sets New Conditions for Joining FATF

Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi said the country’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has set some new conditions for joining the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Iran’s Top Anti-Money Laundry Body Clears FATF Ambiguities

The Anti-Money Laundering Supreme Council has issued a statement to clear the vague points about Iran’s accession to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Mohammad Javad Jamali

FATF Deal against Iran’s National Security: MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker warned that an agreement between the Islamic Republic and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the policy-making body of the international financial system, threatens the country’s national security.

FATF Has Nothing to Do with JCPOA: Spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced that the country’s alleged deal with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has nothing to do with the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Iranian Banks to Open Branches in Munich

German media say three Iranian banks plan to open branches in Munich in the near future in what is expected to help stimulate business ties between the two countries.
Central Bank of Iran (CBI)

Iranian Banks to Open Representative Offices in UK, Italy, Germany

Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has reported that Iranian banks are planning to establish their representative offices in three European countries of Britain, Italy and Germany.
Valiollah Seif

Iran Seeking Major Financial Reforms: CBI Chief

Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Chief Valiollah Seif announced plans for a comprehensive reform of the country’s financial sector, including changes in laws and regulations of the banking sector and the Central Bank.

US Has Given another $1.3 Billion of Iran’s Money: Report

US payment of $400 million of Iranian money which sparked outcry among American politicians has been followed by another transfer of $1.3 billion, media reports say.

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