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  • Parliament Yesterday 19:44

    Iran plans to issue $4.5b in bonds for energy projects

    Iran is looking to offer up to $4.5 billion in rial and foreign currency-denominated bonds by March 2018, the oil ministry's news website SHANA reported on Saturday.

  • Non-oil Yesterday 19:21

    Non-oil trade up 1.8%, hits $77 billion

    TEHRAN- The value of Iran’s non-oil trade with other countries during the first eleven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2016-February 18, 2017) stood at $76.907 billion, with 1.8 percent rise from the same period of time in the previous year, IRIB reported on Saturday citing Iran’s Customs Administration.

  • Shahin Mustafayev Yesterday 09:04

    Boosting economic bonds with Iran top priority: Azeri min.

    TEHRAN- Azerbaijan has expansion of economic ties with Iran among its top priorities, Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev avowed in Iran-Azerbaijan joint business forum held in Urmia, the capital city of north-western Iranian province of West Azarbaijan, on Thursday.

  • mine Yesterday 09:03

    Newly-found mineral reserves to reach 1.078b tons by Mar. 20: official

    TEHRAN- The annual amount of newly-found mineral reserves in Iran will reach 1.078 billion tons by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2017), IRNA quoted Asadollah Keshavarz, the director general of Mineral Discoveries Office in the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade, as saying.

  • Iranian, French auto part companies sign joint-venture deal 2017-02-24 20:37

    Iranian, French auto part companies sign joint-venture deal

    TEHRAN- Iran’s Rise Investment and Strategy Extension Company (RISECO) and France’s Mecaplast Group signed a joint venture deal on manufacturing auto parts, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • oil 2017-02-24 18:52

    Exports of oil products hit unprecedented 450,000 bpd

    TEHRAN – Iran has exported 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil products for the first time on average during the current Iranian calendar year, ending March 20, 2017, IRNA quoted an oil official as saying.

  • Iran-New Zealand 2017-02-23 16:25

    New Zealand’s economic delegation due in Iran on Saturday

    TEHRAN- An economic delegation from New Zealand to be led by the country’s Minister for Primary Industries Hon Nathan Guy will arrive in Tehran on Saturday to discuss reinforcing ties with Iran in agricultural domains especially in dairy sector, Iran's Ambassador to New Zealand Jalaleddin Namini Mianji announced on Wednesday.

  • Iran-Kygyzstan 2017-02-23 15:05

    Tehran, Bishkek ink MOU on reduction of rail transport tariffs

    TEHRAN- Iran and Kyrgyzstan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on reducing rail transport tariffs between the two countries, IRNA reported citing the Public Relations Department of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR).

  • Iran-Russia 2017-02-23 12:18

    Iran plans to buy 12 Superjet-100 aircrafts from Russia in near future

    TEHRAN- Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel that Iran has confirmed its plan to purchase 12 Superjet-100 aircrafts from Russia in the near future.

  • Iran-Russia oil 2017-02-22 18:08

    Iran to start oil export to Russia within 2 weeks: Zanganeh

    TEHRAN - Iran will sign an agreement with Russia to start exporting 100,000 barrels per day of crude oil to the neighboring country by the next two weeks, Shana reported quoting Iranian oil minister as saying.

  • Iran-Total 2017-02-21 19:53

    Iran to finalize deal with Total within two months: Zanganeh

    TEHRAN - Iranian oil minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh told Mehr news agency that the deal with Total will be finalized based on Iran’s new model of oil contract, known as IPC, at most within two months.

  • Iran-Russia 2017-02-21 18:24

    Ground broken for Russian-financed 1.4GW power plant

    TEHRAN – The construction of a 1,400-megawatt thermal power plant financed to the tune of €1.2 billion by Russia started on Monday in the city of Sirik, southern Iran.

  • Iran-EU 2017-02-20 20:44

    Iran-EU trade up 78% in 2016: Eurostat

    TEHRAN - The European Union’s trade with Iran amounted to €13.7 billion in 2016, a 78 percent rise compared to 2015, based on the latest figures released by the European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat.

  • Danish minister of taxation 2017-02-20 20:17

    By Marjan Golpira

    Post-sanction Iran a much more interesting market for Danish companies: minister

    TEHRAN – Karsten Lauritzen, a member of the Danish Parliament for the Venstre and Tax Minister of Denmark, sat with the Tehran Times last week for an exclusive interview in which he expressed his country’s wish to invest more in Iran. “After easing of sanctions, Iran has become a much more interesting market for Danish companies.”

  • ایران عراق 2017-02-20 19:31

    Tehran, Baghdad ink MOU on oil export pipeline project

    TEHRAN - Iran and Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to study the construction of a pipeline to export crude oil from the northern Iraqi fields of Kirkuk via Iran.

  • Murashev Nurbek Murpazylzhanovic 2017-02-20 09:10

    Kyrgyz agriculture minister due in Tehran today

    TEHRAN- Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Land Reclamation Murashev Nurbek Murpazylzhanovich will arrive in Tehran today to discuss the ways for expansion of agricultural ties between his country and Iran with Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati, Mehr news agency reported.

  • Iran oil 2017-02-19 21:09

    Iran sells crude oil at $51.44 per barrel in a week

    TEHRAN- Iran sold its light crude oil at $51.44 per barrel in the week ended on February 10, with $1.57 decrease from its previous week, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Agriculture 2017-02-19 18:20

    Agricultural exports up 4.3% in 10 months

    TEHRAN- Iran exported $4.659 billion of agricultural products during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2016-January 20, 2017), with 4.3 percent growth from the same period of time in the preceding year, according to an agricultural official.

  • Iran-shale - Cropper 2017-02-18 18:54

    First shale oil deposit found in Iran: official

    TEHRAN – The first shale oil reserve containing over 2 billion barrels of light crude has been discovered in Iran.

  • Igor Shuvalov 2017-02-18 08:44

    Russian deputy PM due in Tehran to negotiate Iran-EAEU FTZ

    TEHRAN- Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov will be in Tehran on February 21 to negotiate the creation of a free trade zone (FTZ) between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

  • jwelery-expo 2017-02-18 08:39

    Intl. jewelry exhibition running in Tehran

    TEHRAN - Iran’s 9th international exhibition of gold, silver, jewelry, watch and related industries kicked off Thursday at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

  • Steel 2017-02-17 18:34

    Iran’s steel exports to Europe noticeably rise during 2013-16

    Europe’s steel imports from Iran has increased by nearly eight times between 2013 and 2016, placing the country at the third spot next to China and India .

  • Citroen 2017-02-16 16:47

    Citroen honored to collaborate with Saipa: CEO

    TEHRAN- PSA Group's Citroen voiced its readiness to start cooperation with Iran’s Saipa Group about a year ago and the cooperation is our honor, IRIB news quoted CEO of the French company Linda Jackson.

  • ATR 2017-02-16 09:25

    Iran says ATR deal finalized

    TEHRAN- Iranian flag carrier Iran Air has finalized a deal on the purchase of aircrafts from turboprop manufacturer ATR, Iran’s transport minister Abbas Akhoundi announced on Wednesday.

  • Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) 2017-02-15 19:29

    Japan seeks stronger ties to Iran’s central bank

    Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is looking to work closer on banking supervision with the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CBI).

  • Iran-Total 2017-02-15 19:28

    Iran berates Total for delaying gas field development deal

    Iran's oil minister has criticized French oil company Total for its decision to delay signing a contract to develop a gas field in southern Iran, saying that the reasons given by Total's chief executive were "unacceptable" to Tehran.

  • Carpet 2017-02-15 18:36

    Iran's carpet exports to U.S. go from zero to millions

    TEHRAN- About $69 million worth of Iranian carpets were exported to the United States during the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year, ended on January 19, while the figure was zero in the entire preceding year, ISNA quoted Hamid Kargar, the head of Iran's National Carpet Center, on Wednesday.

  • Iran-Luxemburg 2017-02-14 22:35

    Iran, Luxemburg sign agreement on mutual investment

    TEHRAN- Iranian Economy and Finance Minister Ali Tayyebnia and the visiting Luxembourg's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn penned an agreement to support and encourage investments in each other's countries in Tehran on Monday.

  • IMIDRO 2017-02-14 22:34

    Japan signs MOU in Tehran to study steel project

    TEHRAN - Japan’s Sojitz Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) to study the production of steel sheets in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar.

  • KArbasian 2017-02-14 19:07

    Iran ranks 1st among world's top sponge iron producers: official

    TEHRAN – Iran produced 14.5 million tons of sponge iron in 2016 to stay at the top of producers of this type of iron in the world, according to Mehdi Karbasian, the head of the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).