• A Capital City Not  Cherished by Residents

    There is indeed much to hate about Tehran, including its harrowing traffic jams and persistent air pollution, the polarization of city services between its northern and southern districts, and high population density.
    These urban issues, according to a survey by Tehran Municipality, have so rattled the nerves of 58% of its residents that they are keen to leave the capital city, provided other cities have favorable conditions. 
    According to the Persian daily Donya-e-Eqtesad, which did not mention the period of the survey, up to 70% of the residents of southern areas of Tehran, encompassing the municipal districts 10, 14, 12, 11, 15 and 17 generally known as underprivileged areas, are willing to leave Tehran.  
    The metropolis of Tehran is divided into 22 municipal districts, each with its own administrative center. Twenty of the 22 municipal districts are located in Tehran County’s Central District, while districts 1 and 20 are respectively located in the counties of Shemiranat and Rey. 
    Although administratively separate, the cities of Rey and Shemiranat are considered part of Greater Tehran. 

Domestic Economy

  • US Sanctions Malaysia-Based Agent Over Link With Iranian Airline
    The US Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on a Malaysia-based sales agent for...  
  • Gov’t Support Needed to Fulfill Tile, Ceramic Industry’s Potentials
    The 25th International Tiles, Ceramic and Sanitary Ware Exhibition, also known as CERAFAIR 2018, opened in Tehran on Tuesday. Officials present at the event hoped that the government will support...
  • Threefold Rise in Iran's Non-Oil Exports to Qatar
    Iran exported 385,922 tons of non-oil commodities worth $74.06 million to Qatar during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21), registering an increase of 1.60% and...
  • Last Year’s Pistachio Exports at 649,000 Tons
    Around 170,000 tons of pistachios were produced in Iran during the last Iranian year (March 2017-18), of which more than 118,000 tons were exported. Iran Pistachio Association told the Financial...
  • CMA CGM said the company does not want to fall foul of the rules, given their large presence in the United States.
    French shipping group CMA CGM has decided to pull out of Iran following the US administration’s...
  • Cheap Loans for Investment in Border Regions
    Loans at an annual interest rate of 5-9% will be offered to encourage job creation and production in border regions and adjacent areas, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli said on Sunday in...
  • Agro Export Ban Aimed at Controlling Profiteering
    Now that the government allocates subsidized foreign currency to imports of essential goods, their export seems to be uncalled-for, the head of Exports Promotion Directorate of the Agriculture...
  • Changes in Staple Food Production Over a Decade
    Milk, chicken and egg production registered a growth of 25%, 52% and 39% from the fiscal 2006-7 to 2016-17, while red meat output marked a nearly 1% decrease during the 10-year period, according to...
  • Exports Grow, Imports Shrink
    Container exports from Iran’s Shahid Rajaee Port, located in Iran’s southern Hormozgan Province, stood at 105 TEUs in the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21),...
  • KLM has cited “commercial reasons” for stopping Tehran-Amsterdam direct flights.
    KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has decided to suspend its direct flights to Tehran as of Sept. 24, the flag...
  • 3 Foreign Investment Deals Signed in Ahvaz
    The municipality of Ahvaz signed three memoranda of understanding on Sunday with Chinese, French and Italian companies concerning the construction of several commercial complexes, an entertainment...
  • Decline in Rice Imports
    Around 379,000 tons of rice worth $375 million were imported during the first three months of the current year (March 21-June 21), showing 7.9% and 1.3% decrease in volume and value respectively...
  •  Safety of Elevators Questioned
    Out of 700 inspections carried out by Tehran Province Institute of Standards last year (March 2017-18), the elevator safety of only five buildings complied with standard requirements, says the head...
  • Trade With Iran Will Not Depend on US Whims
    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that other parties to Iran’s 2015 nuclear dea...
  • TCCIMA Study: Cumbersome Foreign Investment Rules Need Reform
    The Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPPA) requires major procedural revision, according to a new study carried out on the order of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries,...
  •  Forum on Possible Impact of US Sanctions
    Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture will hold a one-day forum titled “US Withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and its Implications for Iran” in...
  • $357m in Credits for Agro Mechanization
    As per a memorandum of understanding signed with Keshavarzi Bank, the government allocated 15 trillion rials ($357 million) in credits for improving agricultural mechanization in the county in the...
  • 10m Doses of Avian Flu Vaccines Imported
    Iran Veterinary Organization imported 10 million doses of avian flu vaccines during the last three weeks, IRNA quoted Karim Ghanei, the authority in charge of IVO’s Taskforce to Fight Aviation Flu...
  • Cheap Loans for Small Firms
    Interest rates on loans to small-sized enterprises will be cut by 8% as per a memorandum of understanding signed between the Ministry of Industries, Mining, and Trade and the Central Bank of Iran,...
  • Ban on Export of 18 Agro Products
    The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration has announced a ban on the export of 18 agricultural products “until further notice” as per a directive issued to all customs bureaus on July 4
  • Heiko Maas
    Germany’s foreign minister said on Friday world powers would not be able to fully compensate for...
  • ICCIMA: Agrifood Exports Show Ample Growth
    Almost 1.58 million tons of agricultural and food products worth $1.12 billion were exported from Iran during the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 21-May 21, 2018), registering...
  • Government Recruitment Exam on Friday
    As many as 400,000 people have enrolled for Friday’s recruitment exam for public services posts, the head of Administrative and State Recruitment Organization said.  “A total of 18,000 jobs are up...
  • China’s Norinco Signs MoU to Build Iran’s 1st Tramway
    Qazvin Municipality has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s Norinco International Corporation for the construction of tramway tracks in the Iranian city. This is the first time...
  • The information provided on the website of Economy Ministry includes budget expenditure and payments to ministries and public offices.
    Secrecy is a hard habit to ditch for governments. But at least it is becoming clearer that the executive branch of the Iranian government, when compared with other branches, is determined to take...