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Iran News and Analysis


 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Take part in MEED’s survey to identify the key trends that will shape the Middle East economy in 2030

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and EU envoy Catherine Ashton

Talks extended on Iran nuclear programme Subscription Required

25 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Tehran and six world powers agree to resume negotiations in March

Iran energy consumption

Russia to build nuclear reactors for Iran Subscription Required

12 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

News of agreement comes 12 days before final deadline for nuclear deal between Tehran and international community

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) shake hands as Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Allawi (2nd R) and EU envoy Catherine Ashton watch in Muscat on 9 November

Iran nuclear talks take place in Muscat Subscription Required

9 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Final 24 November deadline approaches but major issues remain unresolved


No deal: Sanctions against Iran will remain in place for at least another seven months

The stalemate continues for Tehran Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

The window of opportunity may be closing for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

Saudi oil production and brent crude price

Riyadh in strong position ahead of Opec meeting Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia showing no signs of cutting oil production despite falling prices


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  


US Secretary of State John Kerry said the attack missions by Iranian jets were a positive development in efforts against Isis

Iran carries out first airstrikes against Isis, US claims Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Tehran denies offensive despite news footage showing F-4 Phantom II raids in Diyala

Significant gaps remain over what a peaceful Iranian nuclear programme would look like  

Nuclear negotiators have work cut out

27 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Significant gaps remain over what a peaceful Iranian nuclear programme would look like  

Oil price erosion forms cracks between Opec members

Oil price erosion forms cracks between Opec members

23 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Prospect of lower prices ahead triggers call for action from group’s fragile economies

Possible end in sight for Iran rail projects funding drought

Possible end in sight for Iran rail funding drought

23 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

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