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Economy

Who will win over the Iranians?

The battle for investment opportunities has just begun as the Middle East superpower opens itself to the world Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya May 25, 2016: From the time sanctions have been lifted on Iran, it has become a hot destination for investments globally. And there are ample reasons for this interest. First, one must understand the...
Economy

Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran

Says Iran has a history of violating diplomatic missions in its country January 5, 2016:  Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir announced that Saudi Arabia is severing ties with Iran after the embassy attack in Tehran. During a press conference this evening in Riyadh, the foreign minister said that Iranian diplomats and staff have been given 48 hours to leave the Kingdom. Minister Al-Jubeir...
Economy

What to expect in 2017

OMFIF believes Trump’s ‘wayward behaviour and rhetoric’ will exacerbate the damage in geopolitics and economics IFM Correspondent January 2, 2017: The year 2016 was filled with action. The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), a research firm, expects 2017 to be along the same lines. Many lines of political and economic risk intersect the...
Economy

Iran: Renewed interest

The initial round of foreign investment is expected to benefit petrochemical and metal industries Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya August 28, 2015: For economists worldwide, July historically is usually a quiet month. However, this year has been unusually active for the global economy. First, there was Greece’s debt crisis. Then the news of China’s stock plunging stroked...
Economy

Zaiwalla & Co welcomes Iran’s nuclear deal

The solicitor gives thumbs up to the framework agreement reached with the P5+1 countries April 8, 2015: Zaiwalla & Co, the solicitors who overturned both the United Kingdom’s and European Union’s sanctions against Iranian banks, welcomed the  framework agreement which has been reached between the P5+1 countries and Iran relating to Iran’s nuclear programme. This...
Economy

Thousands of Argentines take to the streets

Lambast President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for mysterious death of a prosecutor Kamilia Lahrichi February 20, 2015: Some 400,000 Argentines flooded the streets of the capital under a torrential rain on February 18 to commemorate the mysterious death of a prosecutor a month ago and lambast the president, who is suspected to be involved in...
Fintech

Tough time ahead for oil companies

While big players are streamlining operations, smaller ones look to get acquired Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya Analysts expect oil price to come down to $43 a barrel in second quarter of 2015 Oil companies look for ways to cut costs Big players go in for layoffs Oil price: No looking up for now January 27, 2015:...
Banking

Ukraine conflict: UK wants SWIFT punishment for Russian banks

SWIFT is a crucial real-time gross payment system for cross-border transactions September 2, 2014: The UK will press EU leaders to consider blocking Russian access to the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) banking transaction system under an expansion of sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, Bloomberg reported on Friday, August 29, citing an...