EghtesadOnline: In line with the government’s measures for boosting transparency and fighting corruption, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Masoud Karbasian has obligated all the ministry’s agencies –including the eight state banks–to present quarterly reports.
EghtesadOnline: Ahead of the publication of the Global Corruption Report by Transparency International, the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture organized its annual anti-corruption event on Monday.
EghtesadOnline: The ease with which some state-built homes collapsed in Sunday’s earthquake in western Iran showed corrupt practices when they were constructed, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday in a sentiment shared by many ordinary Iranians.
EghtesadOnline: Corruption is the first challenge threatening Iran’s economy, prominent Iranian economist, Saeed Laylaz, has said in a write-up published by Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture’s news portal. “Although economists have repeatedly warned about this issue, I believe corruption in this country has snowballed out of control, leaving no way out. The fight against corruption should be set high on the agenda of the incoming government,” he added.
EghtesadOnline: The government of President Hassan Rouhani has delivered a convincing performance in the fight against corruption, yet it will take years to stamp out corruption from Iranian society and economy, an eminent economist said.
EghtesadOnline: First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri has called on the Central Bank of Iran to strictly deal with illegal financial institutions as part of the government's efforts to crack down on corruption.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian judiciary may spare the life of oil tycoon Babak Zanjani. This was a story that sparsely grabbed the headlines in the local media this week.