Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

Iraq Helps Keep Iran Open For Business

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, an article on a recent Iranian delegation to Baghdad to explore ways to beat U.S. sanctions: Iranian officials traveled to Baghdad this week to push for expanded trade and energy ties as it tries to undercut U.S. efforts to weaken Iraq’s economic links to its neighbor. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad […]

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India Doubles Down on Chabahar Gambit

Via The Diplomat, commentary on India’s continued investment in the Iranian port of Chabahar: With India taking over operations at Iran’s Shaheed Behesti port in Chabahar, New Delhi has reached an important milestone in realizing its economic and strategic ambitions in Central Asia. Operating Chabahar port will provide India with a foothold at the mouth of […]

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Iran’s Economic Crisis Drags Down the Middle Class Almost Overnight

Courtesy of The New York Times, a look at Iran’s economic crisis: Less than a year ago, he was running a thriving computer accessories business, driving a new car and renting a comfortable two-bedroom apartment in the center of Tehran. But last month, Kaveh Taymouri found himself riding a rusty motorcycle on his hourlong commute […]

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Releasing Pressure: Solving Iran and Turkmenistan’s Gas Dispute

Via The Iran Project, an interesting report on why Iran and Turkmenistan need to solve their gas dispute amicably: Since the last few months, Iran and Turkmenistan have got embroiled in a bitter dispute. The dispute had started brewing last year when Turkmenistan accused Iran of faltering on payments that Iran was obliged to pay […]

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Iran Foreign Investments Co.

Via The Wall Street Journal, an interesting report on Iran’s foreign-investment fund which targets assets that give it access to cash, services, goods and technologies that it is at risk of losing: With much fanfare, a French-Iranian scientist recently announced a $3 million plan to invest in a bankrupt medical factory that had become a […]

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Will Iran’s Economy Collapse?

Via Al-Monitor, an OpEd on Iran’s economic future: Turbulent developments in the past few months on the foreign exchange and gold markets in Iran and the government’s failure to manage runaway prices has compelled some economists to start using the term “bubble economy.” The interrelationship among various markets within the country’s economy was explained in […]

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