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Iran News and Analysis

Tehran metro

Tehran metro projects await fundingSubscription

Three metro lines require $5.8bn in funding

Tehran, capital city of Iran

Rezidor mulls Iranian market Subscription

It is key for Iran to improve local legislations that often discourage foreign companies

Imam Khomeini International airport, Iran

Italy to extend uncapped funding to IranSubscription

Rail, airport projects key areas of investment


GCC agrees with US on patrols to stop arms shipments to YemenSubscription

Agreement was reached at a meeting between US Defense Secretary and Gulf his counterparts

Oil tanker

Iran says it can hit pre-sanctions crude output in two monthsSubscription

Oil production has risen almost 500,000 b/d since sanctions were lifted in January

National carrier Iran Air’s Boeing fleet has an average age of more than 35 years

Iran frozen assets back Airbus deal fundingSubscription

Italy’s Sace funded part of the deal

Air France

Air France resumes direct flights to TehranSubscription

Resumption of service follows $27bn deal with Airbus

Doha in Qatar

Doha oil producers meeting ends without agreementSubscription

Saudi Arabia was reluctant to sign a deal that did not include Iran

Tehran in Iran

OIC deplores Iran’s support of terrorismSubscription

OIC summit communique says Iran is interfering in the internal affairs of regional states

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia could increase oil output by a million barrelsSubscription

Production could be ramped up to 11.5 million barrels a day immediately if the kingdom decides so

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Iran crude production rises sharplySubscription

Iranian output increase in March offsets fall in UAE volumes, says Opec report

Gas field equipment

Saipem enters third Iran oil and gas agreementSubscription

Agreement will involve discussions on developing Toos gas field near Mashhad

Offshore oil rig

The 10 Gulf oil projects you need to watch: Part 2Subscription

MEED looks at the oil schemes in the balance in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Iran and Iraq

Iran flag

Iran implementation continues to developSubscription

US continues to refine its rules on the Islamic Republic as questions arise about the easing of sanctions

Islamic banking

Sukuk demand drives Islamic finance growthSubscription

Assets such as equity funds have become increasingly significant for the Islamic asset management industry

Tehran in Iran

Tehran's dose of realitySubscription

Caution and concern are the watchwords for many Western businesses considering business in Iran, as the initial excitement following the sanctions deal gives way to realism

Oil rig

Board report: April 2016Subscription

Gulf states push ahead with economic reform programmes as oil prices stabilise, but regional liquidity tightens as a result of reduced bank deposits

Tehran, capital city of Iran

Open Iran creating major opportunities for businessesSubscription

Foreign investment in Tehran will help fund an era of growth

Nominal defence spending is estimated to have risen by close to 40 per cent since 2010 in the region

Region's growth in military spending slows Subscription

GCC military budgets are under pressure, but fears over a resurgent Iran may prompt higher spending

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left) shakes hands with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

Russia walks a fine line in the Middle EastSubscription

Moscow is trying to combine military support for Damascus and boosting commercial ties with the Gulf states. How long can it maintain the balancing act?

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