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Iran News and Analysis

Iran plans to tender 17 oil and gas blocks

Iran plans to ramp up gas productionSubscription

Increase would make the Islamic Republic the world’s biggest natural gas producer

Imam Khomeini International airport, Iran

Dutch firm frontrunner for Iran's airport city dealSubscription

Award likely to be hampered by regulatory and finance constraints

Tehran in Iran

Iran main uncertainty for Opec supply outlookSubscription

Oxford Institute pessimistic on Tehran’s ability to quickly boost production


Iran to double gas exports to IraqSubscription

Gas will be piped to southern city of Basra

Pipeline construction

Iran starts studies for Oman pipelineSubscription

Engineering is split into onshore and offshore sections

Tehran in Iran

German bank fined over Iran transactionsSubscription

US continues to enforce financial sanctions

Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak

Iran plans $6bn of oil projects with Russian energy groupSubscription

Deals lined up with Zarubezhneft during Tehran visit by Russian energy minister

Mining & Metals

Iran to tender 15 mining and metals projectsSubscription

Products include iron ore, steel chromite, aluminium, bauxite, copper, zinc and gold

Jordan is among the better prospects for Islamic finance outside the GCC

Islamic finance assets to reach $3 trillion in next decadeSubscription

Growth set to slow with low oil prices

Fertiliser industry

Fertiliser deal boosts region's M&A activitySubscription

UAE leads M&A, with high volumes in Iran, Egypt and Jordan

MENA Power

Governments committed to power projects

Installed electricity generation capacity must rise by 50 per cent by 2020 to meet future demand


South Koreans to develop Tehran residential projectSubscription

Korea Eximbank has previously said it is ready to provide project financing, loans and credit to Korean firms trying to operate in Iran

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

Central Bank of Iran governor Valiollah Seif

Iran banks in need of huge overhaulSubscription

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 gainsSubscription

Market is seen as last major untapped opportunity

Tehran in Iran

Emirati banks cautious on IranSubscription

UAE could be well-placed for trade finance boom

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruptionSubscription

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 resurgenceSubscription

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 dealSubscription

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 2015Subscription

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: 5-1VideoSubscription

MEED outlines the biggest trends impacting the region

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015Subscription

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015Subscription

The biggest contract awards listed by value