Perspective

  • FATF's Impartiality Test
    The deadline of the 18-month action plan prepared by the Financial Action Task Force for Iran ended in February 2018 and was extended for four months, in view of Iran's initiatives and fulfillment...
  • De Facto Departure
    De Facto Departure
    On every possible occasion the European Union reminded the world that “We remain...
  • Maziar Motamedi
    Maziar Motamedi
    A recent directive by the Central Bank of Iran aimed at enforcing long-gestating and overdue reforms to...
  • Pouya Jabal Ameli
    Pouya Jabal Ameli
    President Hassan Rouhani recently outlined his administration's performance in the...
  • Pouya Jabal Ameli
    Rial has depreciated more than 10% over the last three months against the US dollar...
  • Ali Dadpay
    Ali Dadpay
    As the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action seems to be threatened by...
  • Massoud Moaddel
    According to the CBI directive reported in Financial Tribune on Oct. 22, banks and...
  • Right Man in the Right Place
    Right Man in the Right Place
    Iran’s longest-serving minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, is again tapped for the...
  • EU Persistence  in Trumpy Times
    EU Persistence  in Trumpy Times
    Very alarming! That was the response of European foreign policy experts...
  • Rising Protectionism in Europe
    Rising Protectionism in Europe
    The new French government will be faced with high support for socioeconomic...
  • OPEC's Pain Point
    OPEC's Pain Point
    International oil prices increased following cuts in oil production in January, but...
  • Iran Energy Deals: Searching for Panacea
    Iran Energy Deals: Searching for Panacea
    The historic agreement on Iran's nuclear program and the lifting of international...
  • Awaiting Metamorphosis
    Awaiting Metamorphosis
    Transparency in the bloated banks and their balance sheets, fiscal discipline and replacing...
  • Trump’s Eco-Hostile Cabinet
    Trump’s Eco-Hostile Cabinet
    Donald Trump’s young presidency is already off to a very rocky...
  • Will JCPOA Endure?
    Will JCPOA Endure?
    The 2015 nuclear deal has constantly seen its fortunes ebb and flow. During the two-year...
  • Growth Faces New Challenges
    Growth Faces New Challenges
    The latest report of the central bank illustrates that Iran’s growth has rebounded...
  • Rarefied Chambers
    Rarefied Chambers
    One thing is all but certain. The status quo of banks, with their...
  • Unfinished Business
    Unfinished Business
    Our country has reached a time in its contemporary history when the...
  • OPEC's Algiers Session: A Pipe Dream
    OPEC's Algiers Session: A Pipe Dream
    OPEC members will meet in Algeria on Sept. 26-28 for ...
  • Iran Oil Sector's  Unique Advantage
    Iran Oil Sector's  Unique Advantage
    The Cabinet approved a new model for oil contracts on Wednesday.
  • A Watershed Vote
    A Watershed Vote
    June 23, 2016 will go down in the history of the United Kingdom as the day when decades of deep distortions, divisions and differences in and among its people were laid barefor the world to see. For...
  • Heard of Fair Play?
    Heard of Fair Play?
    Although Iran was expected to benefit from the easing of sanctions soon after the so-called Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), businesses and markets have realized...
  • US Faux Pas
    US Faux Pas
    On April 20 the US Supreme Court issued its opinion regarding the frozen assets of the Central Bank of Iran amounting to $2 billion. Those assets where originally securities deposited with...
  • Damage Control
    Damage Control
    Last summer lawmakers in the United States warned the Obama administration that the world...
  • Public Assurance
    Public Assurance
    The concept of diminishing utility of wealth is central in economics. Basically it means every...

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