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December 12, 2018

TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (MNA) – Iranian Health Minister Hassan Ghazizadeh will participate in the Global Summit on Maternal and Child Healthcare due to be held in India.

Three years after the international commitment to sustainable development, partners, activists and mother and child-friendly bodies will gather in an international meeting to be held on December 12 and 13 in New Delhi, India, with the Islamic Republic of Iran in attendance, at the head"...




Iran Auto Market Turmoil: Broken Beyond Repair
December 13, 2018

C autioning potential car buyers against widespread malpractices in the market, the head of the local Auto Dealers Association made a long story short: The auto market is derailed.

Saeed Motemani says, “The market is not properly regulated and the existing legal mechanisms are inefficient.” He is not alone in his opinion. The people, independent market observers and almost everyone with knowledge about the key auto industry and its abject"...

Iran’s electricity industry needs over $142b to tackle rising demand
December 13, 2018

TEHRAN – The managing director of Iran’s Power Generation and Distribution Company (known as TAVANIR) said Iran’s power industry needs six quadrillion rials (near $142.8 billion) to keep the country’s electricity infrastructure up with the rising demand, ISNA reported.

According to Mohammad Hassan Motevalizadeh, since it has been estimated that for the next 10 years the country’s electricity demand will rise seven percent"...

Pistachio production hits 180,000 tons
December 13, 2018

TEHRAN- Production of pistachio in Iran has reached 180,000 tons since the beginning of current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2018), according to a director in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Of the mentioned figure, some 130,000 tons have been exported, Shokrollah Hajivand told IRNA on Wednesday.

Iran’s production of pistachio has been anticipated to reach 200,000 tons"...

1398 budget bill, (non)-oil revenues?
December 13, 2018

The budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1398 (starting on March 21, 2019) was presented to the parliament on December 6 while Iran’s economy, previously expected to boom, is experiencing the toughest conditions under the draconian U.S. sanctions. The upcoming year is supposedly an economic predicament for Iranians to endure and for the government to program and handle.

Budget bill in review:
The prepared budget bill, which will"...

Sukhoi circles as Iran needs 500 planes
December 13, 2018

DUBAI: Iran needs some 500 planes and would likely back buying the Sukhoi Superjet 100 if Russia is willing to sell them to its airlines, Iranian news agencies reported the country’s top civil aviation official as saying on Wednesday.
Iran needs to upgrade its aging passenger fleet and is seeking to avert US sanctions on Tehran.
The US Treasury has revoked licenses for Boeing and Airbus to sell passenger jets to Iran after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement in May and"...