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21 June 2017

New intl. initiative urges companies investing in Iran to go beyond sanctions compliance, manage risk to workers & environment

Author: Iran Business Responsibility project

Companies Investing in Iran Urged to Manage Risks Beyond Sanctions - New Initiative Launched to Foster Responsible Business in Iran, 21 Jun 2017...

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21 June 2017

Occupational health & safety in Iran - new briefing for foreign investors

Author: Iran Business Responsibility project

Briefing #3: Occupational health & safety in Iran...

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20 June 2017

Total Pledges $1 Billion Investment in Iran Gas Field

Author: Wall Street Journal, Sarah Kent

France’s Total SA said Tuesday it would push forward with a $1 billion investment this summer in a giant Iranian gas field, the first commitment by a Western company to put real money into the Islamic Republic’s re-emerging energy industry.

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10 June 2017

Boeing’s Sale of Up to 60 Commercial Jets to Iran Takes Next Step

Author: Wall Street Journal, Robert Wall

Boeing said Saturday it had moved a step closer to completing a contentious jetliner sale to an Iranian airline, though the U.S. government still needs to give the green light before planes could be delivered....

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7 June 2017

US Senate Works on New Iran Sanctions, Possible Russia Sanctions

Author: Voice of America

The U.S. Senate has moved forward on a bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran.  The bill advanced on a procedural vote Wednesday. It now will be available for amendments before a final Senate vote.  

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2 June 2017

Tested on all fronts, Iran's Rouhani may struggle on reforms

Author: Reuters, Parisa Hafezi and Jonathan Saul

Growing strains with the United States and political infighting at home threaten Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's plans to expand social freedoms, create jobs and draw in foreign investment, officials and analysts say.

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30 May 2017

Economic reform is top of Hassan Rouhani’s agenda

Author: Financial Times, Naysan Rafati

Having secured a comfortable re-election victory, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani will almost certainly make the Iranian economy a priority. If the nuclear agreement reached with six major world powers in 2015 was the prize achievement of his first...

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28 May 2017

As Iran and U.S. Leaders Trade Barbs, Big Deals Proceed

Author: New York Times, Thomas Erdbrink

President Trump, who has never made a secret of his hostility toward Iran, called recently for a grand regional strategy among Sunni nations to isolate the country. But Tehran received that threat with surprising equanimity because, in practice, the...

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17 May 2017

Iran's re-engagement with the world at stake in Friday presidential vote

Author: Reuters, Parisa Hafezi

Iranians vote for president on Friday in a contest likely to determine whether Tehran's re-engagement with the world stalls or quickens, although whatever the outcome no change is expected to its revolutionary system of conservative clerical rule....

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15 May 2017

Will Rouhani be able to weather jobs crisis?

Author: Al Monitor

Unemployment among Iranians ages 15-29 stood at 26.7% in summer 2016, Tasnim news agency reported Dec. 27, citing official data. The jobless rate stood at 30.2% for those ages 15-24.

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