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Iran News and Analysis


Iran receives billions in blocked fundsSubscription

Debt repayments and frozen assets begin to flow

Train station in Iran

Vinci eyes train station projects in IranSubscription

Overseas expansion to offset weak home construction sector

Possible end in sight for Iran rail projects funding drought

Italian firm eyes major rail projects in IranSubscription

Italferr to provide engineering services for high-speed train service


Peugeot to compensate Tehran for withdrawal during sanctionsSubscription

Carmaker agrees to financial compensation under new agreement 

British Airways

British Airways to resume flights to IranSubscription

Six flights a week to start in the summer

Oil rig

Six Opec members agree to emergency meeting, says VenezuelaSubscription

Two non-member states have also agreed to attend meeting if it is called

Venezuela’s Minister of Petroleum Eulogio del Pino

Venezuela to push Gulf states for oil production cutsSubscription

Venezuelan oil minister Del Pino is expected to push for an agreement on cutting production

Possible end in sight for Iran rail projects funding drought

China commits $500bn to Iran over 10 yearsSubscription

Rail projects a priority to promote trade with Iran and neighbours

Tehran in Iran

Moody’s forecasts 5 per cent economic growth in IranSubscription

Sanctions relief to drive growth through increased government spending and oil production

Airport control tower

Iran signs $45bn of deals on Rouhani's Europe tourSubscription

President oversees agreements in aviation, automotive, steel and hydrocarbons sectors

Bombardier CSeries aircraft

Bombardier awaiting go-ahead to sell aircraft into Iran Subscription

Canadian government broke off diplomatic ties with Tehran in 2012

Imam Khomeini International airport, Iran

French firms sign Iran airport agreementsSubscription

Vinci to expand two airports, while Bouygues and ADP negotiate Imam Khomeini expansion

Iran records major rise in US exports

Concerns remain amid Iran's post-sanctions gold rush Subscription

Rouhani oversees $40bn of contracts on tour of Italy and France

Iran flag

A guide to sanctions still in place on IranSubscription

What the partial lifting of sanctions against Iran means for business

Oil tanker

Iran unlikely to hit pre-sanctions oil output before 2021Subscription

Tehran’s production ambitions do not take into account damage to shut-down facilities, say analysts

Oil rig

Board Report: February 2016Subscription

Region begins economic overhaul in response to low oil prices

Crowded roads in Egypt

The population challenges ahead for Egypt and IranSubscription

Egypt and Iran have the largest populations in the Middle East, but both countries face very different challenges

Youth bulge

Harnessing the youth bulgeSubscription

The increasing proportion of young people in the region means governments can achieve rapid economic growth through prudent job creation

Iran oil industry

Over 1 million b/d of planned oil capacity on hold in IranSubscription

Failure of buy-back contracts over the last decade has left major oil field developments stuck in limbo


Iran's countdown to Implementation DaySubscription

The world is preparing for the end of nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic and the resumption of trade and finance flows

Iran economic indicators, and oil production and exports

Conflict and geopolitical tensions weigh on Middle East oil exportersSubscription

For non-GCC exporters, breakeven oil prices are significantly above average prices

Hassan Rouhani

Rouhani's opportunity for economic reformSubscription

Iran is preparing to increase crude exports and access frozen overseas reserves

Commercial bank branches in Mena region

A region lacking in banking accessSubscription

Populations in Middle East and North African countries would benefit from far more extensive branch networks

Limited potential: Development of Iran’s vast offshore South Pars gas field has been constrained by sanctions

Iran looks east for project financeSubscription

Cash-starved project market hungry for foreign investment

Tehran in Iran

End of Iran sanctions possible by end of 2015, experts saySubscription

Sanctions have cut Iran’s GDP by at least 30 per cent

Landmark agreement: US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Iran's next challengeSubscription

The removal of sanctions will open up Iran to foreign investment, but there are still hurdles to cross