EghtesadOnline: Iran traded 27.4 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $13.84 billion with six Persian Gulf nations, namely Iraq, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, during the first seven months of the current fiscal (March 21-Oct. 22) to register a 19.92% and 10.96% growth in tonnage and value respectively compared with last year’s corresponding period.
EghtesadOnline: Denying reports that Afghans living in Iran cannot buy SIM cards, Iran’s ICT minister twitted that Afghans with proper papers are free to use services offered by Iranian mobile operators.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday held a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih in Tehran where they discussed a wide range of issues including expansion of bilateral trade, setting up a free trade zone on the border between the two countries, linking rail networks and tackling environmental problems.
EghtesadOnline: Trade between Iran and the neighboring Turkey stood at around $8 billion in the first half of 2018 and is estimated to reach $12 billion by the fiscal yearend (March 2019), the chairman of Iran-Turkey Chamber of Commerce said.
EghtesadOnline: Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has highlighted the importance of development of Iran's Chabahar Port to bypass Pakistan and reach Afghanistan's market.
EghtesadOnline: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a Turkish court, not politicians, will decide the fate of an American pastor whose detention on terrorism charges has hit relations between Ankara and Washington.
EghtesadOnline: The Central Bank of Afghanistan raised concerns about the increasing smuggling of US dollars to neighboring countries, especially Iran, from Afghanistan and warned that this could further impact the value of Afghani against the dollar.
EghtesadOnline: Iraq’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it was “astonished” at a Reuters report that Iran had moved missiles to Iraq and that the article was “without evidence”.
EghtesadOnline: The US dollar has been completely eliminated from trade deals conducted between Iran and Iraq due to US sanctions and the neighboring countries have shifted toward the euro and national currencies, the head of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce said.
EghtesadOnline: Iraq will send a delegation to the United States seeking an agreement on financial transactions with Iran following Washington’s reimposition of sanctions on Tehran, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday.