ICT minister unveils Iran ‘Netflix’ plan

bne IntelIiNews June 1, 2020

Aim is to connect 5mn households to internet television and video-on-demand services.

US pulls waivers on civilian nuclear cooperation with Iran

bne IntelIiNews May 28, 2020

Move means Washington has scrapped last remnants of 2015 nuclear deal that it was tolerating. Tehran says move is “desperate” and designed to distract from the failure of the Trump administration’s policy on the Islamic Republic.

New Iranian parliament under sway of “principlists” elects ex-Guards commander as speaker

bne IntelIiNews May 28, 2020

Some critics see the 58-year-old as renowned for "changing direction and sides with the wind". New composition of lawmakers could block programme of moderate, pragmatic president Rouhani.

For first time Turkey’s LNG imports outstrip pipeline gas imports

bne IntelIiNews May 28, 2020

Gas delivered via pipelines from Russia and Iran down 72% y/y and 33% y/y in March. US expanding shipments of liquefied natural gas amid glut as spot prices fall.

No intervention from US as Iranian fuel relief tanker docks in Venezuela

bne IntelIiNews May 25, 2020

Venezuelan state TV airs pictures of officials celebrating arrival. Four more tankers still en route. Trump official slams “Maduro's expensive deals with another pariah state".

US ire on horizon as Venezuelan navy told to escort Iranian tankers bringing fuel relief

bne IntelIiNews May 21, 2020

White House officials loathe to see one Trump-sanctioned nation coming to the assistance of another, especially in a presidential election year.

PS752 Tragedy - Ukrainian aviation investigation head suggests passengers were out of their seats

bne IntelIiNews May 20, 2020

Official releases more inside information on shooting down of passenger plane as Kyiv and Tehran fail to resolve differences on direction of probe.

Tehran warns US off “piracy” as Iranian fuel tankers head for Venezuela

bne IntelIiNews May 18, 2020

Foreign minister says Washington must “give up bullying on the world stage”. Four of five vessels already in the Atlantic.

Bubble jitters grow as data shows €3bn invested in Tehran Stock Exchange in two months

bne IntelIiNews May 17, 2020

Top index TEDPIX retreats from million mark. Economist forecasts rise to 1.5mn points before 12% fall.

TEHRAN BLOG: Trump frets as Iranian fuel tanker steams to Venezuela

bne IntelIiNews May 15, 2020

Maduro said to be paying Tehran in bars of gold for gasoline to relieve acute shortages. US president—needing a foreign policy victory such as the dislodging of the strongman ahead of his re-election bid—is reportedly considering his options.

Forex and gold prices skyrocket in Iran

bne IntelIiNews May 13, 2020

With government warning of “perilous conditions” for economy, dollar hits strongest rate against rial in 22 months.

Tehran Stock Exchange passes million points for first time

bne IntelIiNews May 10, 2020

Fears of a bourse bubble, however, are troubling some investors. Iranians have pinned hopes on the stock market with other parts of the economy—such as property, gold, cars and forex—laid low by US sanctions.

Iran’s virus success ‘may be going into reverse’

bne IntelIiNews May 6, 2020

Officials concerned by rising trend of infections as country attempts to open up to protect already battered economy.