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September 2017, No. 85

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New Finance Minister Pledges Overhaul

“The capital market in Iran has great potential and it has significantly expanded during President Rouhani’s previous administration but it is still far from a stable market.”


Reform in Forex, Bank Interest Rates

Shariatmadari pledged to lower banks’ interest rates and overhaul the current system of determining foreign exchange rates to support industries and exports.


:: Global Economy

New Concept, Old Reality

Seoul to Finance $13 bn Korean Projects in Iran

Alstom Signs Deal to Build Railroad Cars in Iran

Four Asian Economic Architects

:: Economy

Major Problems of Iran’s Economy

Calls for Depoliticization of Economic Decisions

CBI: 67% Live Under Poverty Line

The Triangle of Rescuing Iran Economy

Financing SMEs and Their Legal Infrastructure in Iran  

:: Oil & Gas

France’s Total Bets Big on Iran’s Gas Fields  

:: Aviation

Iran Air First Female CEO Takes Office

Iran Is Transforming Its Aviation Industry

More Iranian Airliners Initial Deals with Boeing, Airbus

Aseman Airlines Signs Deal to Buy at Least 30 Boeing Jets  

:: Election

Rouhani Sworn in for 2nd Term as Iran President  

:: Cover Story

Majlis Approves Rouhan i’s Ministers, Except One

New Finance Minister Pledges Overhaul

Reform in Forex, Bank Interest Rates  

:: Mines & Metals

Iron Ore Rich Sirjan Welcomes Foreign Investment

Golden Triangle of Iron Ore, Coal and Natural Gas

Iran Ranks First Worldwide in Sponge Iron Production

Iran to Emerge as World’s Key Zinc Supplier Soon

Planning Big for Iranian Steel; Targeting 55 mt of Steel Production Annually  

:: Globalization

Globalization Resets  

:: Character

Great Achievements  

:: Trade & Business

Despite US Sanctions, Iran Signs Its Biggest-Ever Car Deal with France’s Renault

Iran, Austria to Produce Fuel-Efficient Cars  

:: Banking

China’s EXIM Inks $1.5 bn High-Speed Rail Deal with Iran

Most Important Points for Removing Problems

Interest Rate Cuts, Forex and Inflation

:: Environment

WMO Supports SDS Conference

:: Endeavor

Construction of Phase 2 of Tehran-North Freeway Starts

:: World Media

:: News in Brief

Top Iran Business & Energy News (June – August 2017)

:: Culture

Iran’s Yazd City Inscribed on World Heritage List

:: Civilization

Mother Language and Development in Iran

:: Art

Mideast’s First Mini-World Park under Construction in Iran


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  September 2017
No. 85