EghtesadOnline: The government’s policy is not to restrict access to the internet, the minister of information and communications technologies said in his first press conference on Dec. 18.
EghtesadOnline: The Economy Ministry has prepared an inventory of 2,500 properties owned by different government organizations that have no legal constraints vis-à-vis divestments.
EghtesadOnline: The government's plan to eliminate forex subsidies will not be implemented this month despite insistence from several quarters.
EghtesadOnline: The government will put on end to paying subsidized foreign currency to import pharmaceuticals, the health minister said.
EghtesadOnline: The budget deficit is on course to reach 4,640 trillion rials ($16.79 billion) in the fiscal 2021-22 while the government is also facing an unfunded deficit of roughly 30%, or 3,830 trillion rials ($13.86 billion).
EghtesadOnline: The government earned 852,000 billion rials ($3.15 billion) in tax revenues during the four months to July 22, which account for 93% of the sum predicted in the budget for the period and shows a 169% increase year-on-year.
EghtesadOnline: Tenancy agreements signed from September 2020-21 are eligible for security deposit loans, says Ali Qaedi, an official with the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
EghtesadOnline: Private enterprise needs one unambiguous message: The incoming government is here to facilitate the works and will create an efficient, responsible and dynamic environment.
EghtesadOnline: The economic priorities of the new government are: formation of its economic team and urgent actions, according to Ali Marvi, the director of Sharif Business Think Tank.
EghtesadOnline: The new government needs to address super challenges, as the country will not be an oil exporter by the end of the next decade, says Vahid Shaqaqi-Shahri, an economist and university professor.