EghtesadOnline: Campaigning for the 11th round of parliamentary elections slated for Feb. 21 began on Wednesday midnight, the Elections Headquarters announced.
EghtesadOnline: The Majlis Research Center says a new government plan to divest its assets in assorted companies via exchange-traded funds is not “privatization in the true sense”.
EghtesadOnline: Despite the disqualification of a large number of reformist hopefuls, an Iranian lawmaker said the reformist camp is intent on increasing voter participation through advocating for the inclusion of candidates from all sides of the political spectrum in the upcoming parliamentary election.
EghtesadOnline: The Majlis Joint Commission has approved an increase in marriage loans given to newlyweds, the Minister for Sports and Youth Masoud Soltanifar said.
EghtesadOnline: The Majlis has voted in favor of including life insurance policies in the list of goods and services exempt from value-added tax.
EghtesadOnline: Entrepreneurs, business owners and state officials met on Monday to mark the fourth Amin al-Zarb Awards ceremony, organized by the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture at which a former parliamentary speaker criticized the privatization policy.
EghtesadOnline: The Majlis Joint Commission has decided that government employees who earn less than 360 million rials ($2,769) per year will be exempted from paying income tax as of the next Iranian year (starting March 20, 2020).
EghtesadOnline: Bankers prefer the Central Bank of Iran take charge of a long-awaited plan for reforming the outdated banking sector. The call was made in a recent letter to Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani following ratification of the “Comprehensive Islamic Banking Bill” earlier this month.
EghtesadOnline: Majlis ratified the outlines of banking rules under the “Comprehensive Islamic Banking Bill” umbrella on Tuesday.
EghtesadOnline: In an analytical report appraising measures taken to curb inflation, the Majlis Research Center says the government has resorted largely to temporary and micro measures to curb inflation and control liquidity but in doing so has failed to address macro variables.