In a blistering editorial, Steven Zunes, a professor of politics and coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco, makes the case that the latest speech by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a thinly-veiled justification for going to war with Iran.
Iran Tender and Business News
On May 10, China set its first train in motion along a newly-opened trade route connecting Bayannur in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to Iran’s capital, Tehran. It also appears the launch was timed to happen just as President Donald Trump announced its pullout from the Iran nuclear weapons agreement – and imposition of tough sanctions.
US-based Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit multi-specialty academic medical center, has offered courses designed to integrate business and medicine with hands-on training to help Middle East healthcare leaders, physicians, nurses, and administrators become more effective in their roles.
The Danish Refugee Council in Tehran is seeking a wide range of contractors and suppliers to meet its needs in 2018.
The South Africa-Iran Business Forum will be held at the Department of International Relationships and Cooperation (DIRCO) offices in Praetoria, South Africa, starting Monday October 23.
China's Railway Construction Heavy Industry has put its first export rock tunnel boring machine (TBM) in operation on a railway construction project in Iran's southwest region.
PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co., an importer of Renault products in Iran and the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) have signed a joint venture agreement with Groupe Renault of France, to establish an auto manufacturing plant and simultaneously assist local suppliers of Renault in Iran.
Madrid, Spain, based Telepizza just opened its first Iranian store in Tehran, Iran, on Marzdaran Boulevar. It plans to add two more stores in the area by the end of the month.
For the very first time, South Africa is this week bringing products from the agro-processing sector to the 24th annual International Agricultural Trade Fair in Tehran, Iran. The event began May 23 and concludes on May 26.
Canada has joined the funding group behind the Jordan based Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) as an observer state.
South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is currently sponsoring a business delegation which is is on an Outward Selling Mission (OSM) to Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from May 14-18, 2017.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
Boeing has an agreement to sell 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes to Iran Aseman Airlines. But will it get U.S. government approval to do so?
Human development is progressing and has recently made major strides in many areas, but many are still left behind, with systemic and often unmeasured barriers to catching up. A new UN report urges a stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers to ensure sustainable human development for all.
Madrid-based Telepizza group, the largest non-US pizza delivery company worldwide based on number of stores, will be entering the Iranian market in March 2017, via a strategic master franchise alliance with its partner Momenin Investment Group and the objective of 200 stores in 10 years.
Iran is developing as a very important trading partner for Hong Kong, with Hong Kong logging US$107 million in exports just in the first 9 months of 2016, a 16.6% increase from 2015. This is the main reason a Hong Kong business delegation just visited Tehran, the Iranian capital, to explore further business opportunities related to China's Belt and Road Initiative.
Now that sanctions have been lifted, Iran is opening up the country for foreign investment in targeted select projects. The first Iran Investment Summit -- to be held in Singapore on October 26 -- will provide interested investors in the information, access to people, and opportunity to explore many different projects inside the country.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
Most of the financial and economic sanctions against Iran were lifted internationally as of January 2016. With that came a wave of companies pushing to invest in this newly available market. Telecommunications services are an early part of this new 'gold rush', an opportunity to be explored in detail in the Iran Connect conference to be held next month in Teheran.
The problem of children around the world being exposed to lead -- and the many medical consequences of that -- is still significant even in the 21st century. A study just published by New York University shows the annual economic cost of lead exposure at $977 billion worldwide, with ~$700 billion of that happening just within Asia.
According to a just released market study, the global total value of all airport construction projects is estimated at U.S. $637.8 billion. The biggest single chunk of that is in the Asia-Pacific region, with $224.1 billion or 35.1% of the total.
SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.
A new industry report forecasts future trends for the growing worldwide demand for cardiovascular needles. North Amnerica is expected to continue to lead demand for the products, but all regions are seeing increased demand.
The World Health Organization just issued its latest Zika Virus situation report, including maps showing the spread of the virus worldwide and recommendations for those who are or may become infected.
Persistence Market Research (PMR) has recently announced the publication of a market study on the global seasonings and spices market. On a global basis, Europe and Asia-Pacific dominate this market.