EghtesadOnline: Shaparak, Iran’s nationwide payment network, processed 1.09 million successful transactions worth 1,258 trillion rials ($32 billion) during the month ending January 19, marking a 30% growth in transactions’ volume and 44% in their value year-on-year.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian handicraft exports are estimated to reach $200 million by the end of the current fiscal year (March 20, 2017), according to the secretary of Handicraft Exporters Union.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s handicraft exports in the last fiscal year (March 2015-16) amounted to $174 million, registering a 13% increase compared with the previous year, said the director of Handicrafts Department’s Trade and Exports Office at Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.
EghtesadOnline: Citroen's CEO said that the company had signed contracts with Iran in the framework of international standards but welcomes the limitation of presence of competitors as the result of pressure of US.
EghtesadOnline: Iran Aseman Airlines reached an agreement with Rolls-Royce over the purchase of 100 Tay-650 engines and paving the way for providing spare parts for repairing motors in Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Despite tight budget and little investment, President Hassan Rouhani’s administration has been able to increase the share of rail in cargo transportation in Iran, setting the stage for realizing the ambitious targets set in the sixth five-year development plan (2017-22).
EghtesadOnline: Some 4,400 tons of Persian hand-woven carpets worth $275 million were exported from Iran during the 10 months to January 19, registering a 19% rise compared with the corresponding period of last year, the head of Iran’s National Carpet Center said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is expecting several newly-purchased planes to be delivered before a March 20 deadline, which marks the end of the current Iranian year.
EghtesadOnline: Iran Air finalized a contract with Turboprop maker ATR for purchase at least 20 aircraft, Iranian minister of roads and urban development Abbas Akhoundi announced on Wednesday.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian private sector has invested 420 trillion rials ($11 billion) in Iran’s development projects since President Hassan Rouhani took office in 2013, according to the Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akohundi.