Mahnaz Abdi

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  • iron ore 2018-01-07 19:51

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran imposing export tax on iron ore facing strong opposition

    Last month, Iranian Deputy Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Jafar Sarqeini announced that the government will impose a 10% export duty on iron ore from the beginning of the next Iranian calendar year 1397 (March 21, 2018) and plans to increase the figure to 15% in the calendar year 1398.

  • IME 2018-01-01 19:53

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Guaranteed price for wheat to elevate agriculture

    Following the successful implementation of the plan for offering barley and corn in Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) at guaranteed price instead of the guaranteed purchase of these grains by the government, which brought satisfaction for both farmers and the government, Iran carried out this plan also for wheat.

  • Privatization 2017-12-29 20:58

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Factors slowing down privatization in Iran

    The law on implementation of the general policies of the Article 44 of Iran's Constitution on privatizing state-owned companies was declared in 2006 in a bid to downsize the government and promote the private sector’s role in the national economy.

  • car imports 2017-12-26 21:22

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Government not determined on new car-import regulations

    In late June, the Iranian government shut down the online auto import registration system saying that the import regulations are being revised.

  • Rag-Sefid oilfield 2017-12-26 09:08

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Rag-Sefid still burning despite killing operations

    A blowout occurs at Rag-Sefid offshore oilfield in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan Province on October 29. The accident happened when drilling operation was ongoing in depth of 2,403 meters in the well No. 147 of the field. It burnt the drilling rig and killed two persons working for the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC).

  • single-window 2017-12-24 20:50

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Single-window a key achievement for Iran’s cross-border trade

    The single-window system is a trade facilitation idea enabling cross-border traders to submit regulatory documents at a single location and/or single entity. Such documents are typically customs declarations, applications for import/export permits, and other supporting documents such as certificates of origin and trading invoices.

  • Port 2017-12-20 20:47

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran in urgent need of railway connected ports

    While ports are the main places where the commodities enter and exit from Iran, just four ports in the country are connected to the railway network and railway accounts for just 14 percent of transportation from and to the ports.

  • Unemployment 2017-12-17 21:18

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Unemployment 'extremely serious challenge' in Iran

    In a TV program on Saturday night, Masoud Nili, a leading economist and the economic advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, referred to unemployment as an extremely serious challenge in Iran.

  • SME 2017-12-06 20:15

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Supporting SMEs to raise production, employment

    SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are enterprises whose personnel numbers fall below certain limits. According to the European definition, SMEs are enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43 million.

  • Chabahar Free Trade Zone 2017-12-04 20:52

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Free trade zones still far from objectives

    Free trade zones, as defined by the World Bank, are small duty-free areas offering warehousing, storage, and distribution facilities for trade, transshipment, and re-export operations. 

  • Chabahar 2017-11-28 19:56

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Chabahar under spotlight to boost Iran’s sea trade

    CHABAHAR- Lying on the coast of the Gulf of Oman in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province, Chabahar is the country’s only oceanic port and given its strategic location in the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) development of the port is of high significance for Iran.

  • Kish gas field 2017-11-20 09:20

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Kish gas field still waiting for development

    Kish gas field, discovered in 2006, is the second largest gas field in the Persian Gulf and also Iran’s largest reserve of natural gas after South Pars field shared by Qatar. 

  • Nazar Muhammad 2017-11-15 19:13

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Pakistan due to finalize FTA with Iran next week

    KARACHI- A Pakistani trade delegation is scheduled to visit Tehran on November 21 and 22 for finalizing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Iran, according to the commercial counselor of Pakistan to Tehran.

  • Expo Pakistan 2017 2017-11-14 20:07

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Lack of banking channel main barrier for Iran-Pakistan trade

    KARACHI- The value of trade between Iran and Pakistan stood at near $1.2 billion in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20, 2017) increasing from $861 million in its previous year and the figure is planned to increase also in the current year.

  • EXPO Pakistan1 2017-11-13 20:11

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Expo Pakistan aims to strengthen trade with Iran

    KARACHI- Expo Pakistan is the biggest trade fair in Pakistan, showcasing the largest collection of export merchandise and services. Foreign exhibitors from neighboring countries also use this platform to display their products.

  • Saeed Mohammadzadeh 2017-10-23 20:47

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Competitive advantage a key for railway development

    TEHRAN- Creation of competitive advantage is the key for railway development in Iran, according to Saeed Mohammadzadeh, the managing director of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI).

  • Airbus 2017-10-14 20:26

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Aircraft purchase deals to support employment

    Iranian national flag carrier Iran Air’s deal with the French giant plane maker Airbus on January 28, 2016 for the purchase of 118 Airbus jets worth $27 billion was among the first deals the country signed with Europe after the implementation of its nuclear deal, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which lifted the sanctions against Iran in the same month.

  • kharg 2017-10-10 09:23

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    NITC returning to European markets

    KHARG- Kharg, a strategic island in Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, is of high economic significance for the country as it is home to Iran’s biggest oil export terminal, accounting for about 98 percent of the country’s crude exports. The T-Jetty in the southeast of the island can berth VLCCs (very large crude carriers).

  • Dr. Hossein Mirshojaeian, the deputy finance and economic affairs minister 2017-10-08 19:11

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran's doing business index to improve

    In its latest report on easing doing business index, the World Bank has put Iran at the position of 120 among 190 countries.

  • Abbas Ghorbanalibeik 2017-10-07 20:36

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Tehran-Mashhad railway electrification should be first priority

    Abbas Ghorbanalibeik, the first director in the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI) appointed in 2006 to initiate railway electrification in the country, believes that the first electrification of railway line from Tehran to Mashhad should be conducted in Iran as soon as possible so that we can expand this system to the other lines after that.

  • عبدی 2017-10-01 20:54

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Renewables spurring foreign investment

    Clean energy is under the spotlight in Iran as the oil and gas rich country also enjoys some advantageous geographical and climate condition to benefit from renewable sources of energy.

  • Finance 2017-09-20 09:19

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Foreign finance a post-sanction necessity?

    The implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal in January 2016 lifted a majority of sanctions against the country. Among the most important removed sanctions were those on the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), the oil industry, shipping lines and commercial aviation industry.

  • Shahdaei 2017-09-19 09:55

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran Plast foreign exhibitors’ participation up 21%

    TEHRAN- The number of foreign exhibitors has increased 21 percent in the 11th International Exhibition of Plastics, Rubber, Machinery and Equipment of Iran (Iran Plast 2017) from the previous edition of the event, Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Managing Director Marziyeh Shahdaei announced in a press conference on Monday.

  • Iran-Brazil agricultural ties 2017-09-16 09:14

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran, Brazil planning to share agricultural experiences

    TEHRAN- The first meeting of Iran-Brazil agriculture advisory committee is going to be held on November 21 and 22 in Brazil.

  • Zargaran 2017-09-12 09:10

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran hopes to improve trade balance with Brazil

    TEHRAN- Iran hopes to improve its trade balance with Brazil through exporting some highly required products to the Latin American country, Kaveh Zargaran, the head of Iran-Brazil Joint Chamber of Commerce, told Tehran Times in a telephone interview on Sunday.

  • Inforex 2017-09-10 19:41

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran’s first data vending agreement signed with Inforex

    TEHRAN- The first ever data vending deal in the Iranian capital market was signed between Iran Financial Center (IFC) and Greece’s Inforex S.A. data vendor company on Sunday.

  • flare gas deal 2017-09-06 19:21

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran's 1st flare gas recovery deal inked with France

    TEHRAN- The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) signed the first deal on flare gas recovery and utilization with a consortium comprising France’s Sofregaz Company and Iran’s Sanat Sazeh Samin Company in Tehran on Wednesday.

  • Fraser Institute 2017-09-04 19:50

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iranian economy needs local investors supersede foreigners: Fraser’s founder

    Professor Michael Walker, the founder of Fraser Institute, believes that Iran should attach priority to motivate its citizens to invest in the country rather than attracting foreigners to do so.

  • TSE 2017-08-28 19:10

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran eyeing more foreign investment in its capital market

    Iran is planning to attract more foreign investors to its capital market through holding a series of international conferences to introduce this market, Hamid Rouhbakhsh, the director of public relations and international affairs of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), told the Tehran Times in an exclusive interview on Monday.

  • Transport projects 2017-08-28 09:01

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Transport projects take center stage in ‘Government Week’

    Government Week (August 24-30) marks the martyrdom anniversary of President Mohammad-Ali Rajaei and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar on August 30, 1981, just two years after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.