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EghtesadOnline: Here are Iran's economic news headlines for October 15:

1. Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, the head of Plan and Budget Organization: The incumbent government welcomes economists' viewpoints. (Mehr News Agency)

2. President of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Gholamhossein Shafei: Uncertainty about the future is the biggest issue facing businesses in Iran. (Otaghiranonline.ir)

3. Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi: FATF is an exceptional opportunity for Iran to improve its trade and economic development despite US sanctions. (IRNA)

4. Chairman of Majlis Economic Commission Mohammad Reza Pour-Ebrahimi: The price of basic commodities has seen a 30-50% rise compared to last year. (Mehr News Agency)

5. CEO of Agricultural Services Specialized Holding Company Abbas Rajaei: Iranian caviar has been registered as a brand in the World Intellectual Property Organization. (Mehr News Agency)

6. Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad Faisal: Pakistan will maintain its trade with Iran despite US sanctions. (IRNA) 

7. Hossein Salahvarzi, the deputy head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture: The risk of investment in Iran is higher than in the neighboring countries. (Otaghiranonline.ir)

8. Ali Moayedi Khorramabadi, the head of Headquarters for Combating Smuggling of Goods and Foreign Exchange: More than 1 billion liters of gasoline have been smuggled out of the country over the past three months. (IRNA)

9. Hossein Esfandiari, the deputy head of Iran Airports Company: A total of 20,000 billion rials [$140 million] have been spent on airport development projects and procurement of facilities and equipment this [fiscal] year [March 2018-19]. (IRNA)

10. Isa Kalantari, the head of the Department of Environment: Iran’s carbon dioxide emissions have increased from 283 million tons in 1990 to 730 million tons in 2012. (IRNA)

11. Managing Director of Iran Post Company Hossein Nemati: The state-owned National Post Office of Iran saw its revenues grow by 10% in the first half of the current year [March 21-Sept. 22] to reach 4,600 billion rials [about $32 million]. (IRNA)

12. Caretaker of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Anoushiravan Mohseni-Bandpey: Iran’s elderly population will reach 30 million by the year 2050 to account for a third of Iran’s overall population. (IRNA)  

13. SAIPA CEO Mohsen Qasem-Jahroudi: As many as 8,000 new trucks will be added to the fleet of commercial vehicles by Oct. 22. (IRNA)

14. Secretary of Iran’s Union of Producers of Egg-Laying Hen Farzad Talakesh: On average, each Iranian consumes 198 eggs annually. (IRNA)

 

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