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Iran News and Analysis


China will continue to be a major market for Middle East gas exports over the next decade, as it faces challenges to develop a domestic shale gas industry

China to remain end market for gas exporters Subscription Required

24 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Chinese shale gas expected to take 15 years to develop

Officials from the Tehran Stock Exchange have said they will attend an international exhibition later this year to promote foreign participation on the bourse

Tehran bourse to court international investors Subscription Required

15 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Interest grows in Iranian economy

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s Supreme Leader recovering from prostate surgery Subscription Required

9 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Iran’s Supreme Leader recovering from prostate surgery

Iran Vienna nuclear talks

Iran nuclear talks to restart in New York on 18 September Subscription Required

4 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Tehran and P5+1 world powers aiming to reach agreement by 24 November deadline

London skyline

Iran pushes back London launch of new oil contracts Subscription Required

27 August 2014 | By Mark Watts

London event delayed until February 2015, says government official



The impact of Western sanctions on Russia's oil and gas sector Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Mark Watts

Russian companies are seeking to increase their presence elsewhere in the Middle East

Risk ratings in the Middle East and North Africa

Navigating regional political and security risk Subscription Required

17 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Investors face a widening and complex web of risks in the Middle East and North Africa region

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Robert Jones

Small fall in the total value of the Middle East’s biggest projects, but further pressure expected due to fighting in Iraq

Stalemate: Iran and the P5+1 countries seem unlikely to reach a quick resolution

Outlook for doing business with Iran improves Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

While a quick resolution on Iran’s nuclear programme remains elusive, many countries in the region are strengthening ties with the Islamic Republic

Iran nuclear talks 14 July 2014

Business world eyeing Iran opportunities as nuclear talks come to a head Subscription Required

14 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

GCC stands to gain by boosting ties with a more open Iran after years of strained relations

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

Iran nuclear talks vital to regional gas crisis Subscription Required

26 June 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Tehran’s ability to solve the Gulf’s gas shortages hinges on whether a long-term nuclear deal can be reached

Mena oil production 2013

Mena share of global oil production slips Subscription Required

24 June 2014 | By Mark Watts

Production drops in Libya, Iran and Syria as US output surges

Rouhani: Tehran willing to work with Washington on Iraq

Sectarian shadow falls across region Subscription Required

19 June 2014 | By James Gavin

Tehran’s emergence as a key player in the Iraq conflict is causing considerable anxiety in Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia, which fear this could undermine their influence in the region

Oil offshore

Oil exporters put the brakes on spending Subscription Required

12 June 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Oil exporters are starting to trim spending to keep budgets more in line with oil prices

Oil prices and Middle East oil production

Stable oil prices expected in 2014 Subscription Required

11 June 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Energy Information Administration forecasts average prices of almost $105 a barrel  

Gas flare

Iraq exports essential for Iran gas development Subscription Required

28 May 2014 | By Mark Watts

Tehran aims to start 270-kilometre Iran-Iraq gas pipeline in 2015

Top 100 projects index, Q1 2014

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project edges Top 100 Projects value higher Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Robert Jones

A busy first quarter for 2014 saw 15 entrants in the MEED Top 100 Projects index


Possible end in sight for Iran rail projects funding drought

Possible end in sight for Iran rail funding drought

21 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Easing of international sanctions will allow stalled projects to make progress


Geneva talks key to gas issue Subscription Required

26 June 2014

Whether Iran can solve the Gulf’s gas shortage depends on the outcome of the nuclear discussions scheduled to be completed on 20 July

Clash: Iran's return could affect Opec oil production

Tehran to shift crude balance Subscription Required

23 January 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Iran hopes to return to full oil production as quickly as possible, but this could lead to a cut in output from Opec members, or risk a flood of crude on the global market

UAE-Iran disputed islands

UAE-Iran islands deal would affect Gulf relations Subscription Required

16 January 2014 | By Mark Watts

Reported agreement would increase Iran’s influence in Strait of Hormuz and Oman ties

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-president and prime minister, UAE; Ruler, Dubai

Easing of Iran-UAE relations

13 January 2014 | By Mark Watts

UAE should grasp opportunity of Iran rapprochement to improve ties with long-standing trade partner

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