EghtesadOnline: Iranian lawmakers underlined the significance of improving economic relations with Japan as the most important aspect of President Hassan Rouhani's possible visit to Tokyo this month.
EghtesadOnline: Lawmakers plan to hold a session on Tuesday to impeach Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati for his "poor" track record and failure to address major problems facing the sector.
EghtesadOnline: In a recent meeting with lawmakers, chief executives of banks expressed their opposition towards implementation of banking sector reforms.
EghtesadOnline: Lawmakers allowed the government on Sunday to withdraw €2.37 billion from the National Development Fund of Iran to be paid in foreign currency for completing national projects in the next fiscal that starts on March 21.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian lawmakers approved the outlines of the next fiscal year's (March 2019-20) budget bill in an open session of the parliament on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: The European Union's newly-created special purpose vehicle aimed at facilitating legitimate trade with Iran needs time to prove effective in rescuing Iran's troubled economy under harsh American sanctions, Iranian parliamentarians said.
EghtesadOnline: Lawmakers on Monday put on hold a decision to tax the foreign exchange revenues of the Central Bank of Iran after the CBI governor asked them to rethink the move.
EghtesadOnline: With lawmakers insisting on their own version of anti-terror finance (known as CFT) bill, the legislation on Sunday was sent to the arbitration Expediency Council for a final decision.
EghtesadOnline: Lawmakers discussed a bill about financial and administrative regulations for the Education Ministry and voted to allocate one percent of revenues earned by state-owned banks and firms as well as affiliated for-profit institutions to help promote educational equity, improve teachers’ livelihood, increase spending for education and reimburse teachers' overdue payments.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a closed session briefed lawmakers Tuesday about the ‘Iran Action Plan’ with the global anti-money laundering body the Financial Action Task Force.