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German auto manufacturer Daimler

Mercedes-Benz to reopen Tehran office and sign production deal Subscription Required

2 August 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

German automaker to produce cars and commercial vehicles

Oil, banking and automotive could be biggest winners from Iran deal

France invites Iranian president to Paris Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

French foreign minister completed a visit to Tehran on 29 July

Pipeline projects

Oman close to finalising Iran gas import deal Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Deal is based on a 2013 memorandum of understanding

Iran smelter

Quick investment likely in Iran's aluminium sector Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Sanctions relief could open up metals potential for major gas-producing country

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing considers direct financing in wake of fund closure Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

US Export-Import Bank shutdown leaves $4.3bn exposure in guaranteed loans with UAE airlines

Middle East’s biggest energy subsidiser named

Middle East’s biggest energy subsidiser named Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

IMF publishes data on government spending on oil and gas

Negotiators of Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers at a recent meeting in Vienna

Vienna deal sets timeline for removing Iran sanctions Subscription Required

16 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Sanctions unlikely to be lifted until early 2016 after UN investigations

Pipeline

Kuwait mulls a pipeline to the Indian Ocean Subscription Required

15 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

The crude pipeline would traverse the UAE and Oman

Analysts cautious on Iran oil exports surge

Analysts cautious on Iran oil exports surge Subscription Required

15 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Tehran forecast on boosting oil sales seen as unrealistic

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) with Hossein Fereydoun (centre), the brother of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) before announcing the nuclear deal

Syrian regime hails Iran deal Subscription Required

15 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Bashar al-Assad hails nuclear deal as “great victory”

Tehran in Iran

Iran and world powers reach historic nuclear agreement Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Sticking points overcome in Vienna as Iran clinches a deal to remove sanctions

Tehran Stock Exchange

Tehran Stock Exchange reacts to nuclear deal Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

10 per cent boost in anticipation of agreement

Analysis

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

Iran's next challenge Subscription Required

29 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

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

Central Bank of Iran governor Valiollah Seif

Iran banks in need of huge overhaul Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Bad debt and stifling regulations will need to be addressed as sanctions are lifted

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 exchange braced for fivefold gains Subscription Required

27 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Market is seen as last major untapped opportunity

Tehran in Iran

Emirati banks cautious on Iran Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

UAE could be well-placed for trade finance boom

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Negotiators of Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers at a recent meeting in Vienna

Iran looks to nuclear deal for economic resurgence Subscription Required

24 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Lifting of sanctions will enable Tehran to increase exports, help control inflation and boost economic growth

The US will have its work cut out to convince its allies in Riyadh that Iran has not been given an easy ride

Riyadh concerned by Iran nuclear deal Subscription Required

17 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

As the 30 June deadline draws closer, the Saudi leadership is growing increasingly worried about the potential reemergence of Iran on to the global stage

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Richard Thompson

Top 10 trends shaping the Middle East: 5-1 Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

MEED outlines the biggest trends impacting the region

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) at a defence exhibition in February

MEED board report, May 2015 Subscription Required

7 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Abdelmalek al-Houthi

Yemen crisis – main players Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

A guide to the major actors in the ongoing Yemen conflict

Global oil production

Oil price still not ready for recovery Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Opec optimism unfounded while global market remains oversupplied

Saudi Arabia says the Yemen insurgency is being fuelled by Iran

Regional powers collide in Yemen Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Fears of growing Iranian influence are behind Saudi Arabia’s military operation

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

MEED board report, April 2015 Subscription Required

8 April 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Talks: The ‘key parameters’ of a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from building a nuclear bomb have been agreed upon

The way forward for Tehran Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

The Lausanne agreement has left investors eagerly awaiting the lifting of sanctions

Iran transport projects

Iran's transport sector in need of sanctions relief Subscription Required

30 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Islamic Republic will have better access to finance and international technical expertise if embargoes ease

Hassan Rouhani Subscription Required

22 January 2015

Hassan Rouhani is President of Iran

Comment

Philippa Wilkinson

Iran moves from a crawl to a sprint Subscription Required

27 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

The banking sector will struggle to play its vital role in planned investments

Richard Thompson

'Snap back' clause leaves deal exposed

14 July 2015 | By Richard Thompson

The talks to lift sanctions were tough. Implementation will be tougher still

Mark Watts

Details of nuclear deal point to compromise Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Iran’s power to challenge UN inspection requests is a tough concession for US negotiators

Richard Thompson

MEED Video Board Report, June 2015 Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

The outlook for oil prices, a slowdown in GCC projects and rising security concerns

Kevin Baxter

Riyadh walking a fine line Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

At best the region could be heading for a sectarian cold war, at worst all-out conflict

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