How Sanctions Relief Can Help and Hurt the Iranian Economy

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Removal or relaxation of international sanctions will benefit Iran’s economy just as surely as they hurt it when they were imposed. But not all sanctions have the same effect, and removing some will have a faster impact… Continue Reading  

Economics Will Decide the Fate of the Iran Deal

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a terrible record in predicting the future of Iran’s nuclear programme, but it’s hard to argue with his suggestion that last week’s accord between Iran and the P5+1 countries will “bolster Iran’s… Continue Reading  

Is Iran’s Rial in Free Fall?

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The decision announced last Monday in Vienna to extend the talks aimed at a compressive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program for an additional seven months has resulted in Iran’s currency taking dive. In one week, the rial lost… Continue Reading  

Will Falling Oil Prices Force Iran’s Hand in the Nuclear Talks?

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The timing of the fall in global oil prices could not have come at a worse time for the government of Hassan Rouhani in Iran. A decline of 30% in oil revenues, which he noted in a recent… Continue Reading  

How Much is Iran’s Economy Recovering?

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Iranian President Hassan Rouhani could not wait for the quarterly Economic Trends report published by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) to be issued. It showed that from March 2013 to March of this year, Iran’s GDP… Continue Reading