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Economics, Policy & Regulation

Six New Members Join BRICS

A big dream for the BRICS bloc is creating a common currency to counter the US dollar. 

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Lifting The Veil On Iranian Banks

We present a rare tour of the newly opened Iranian banking sector. Westerners will be surprised by what they find—in both philosophy and performance—in this long-hidden area of the banking world.


Iran Elections Stir Optimism

<strong>Milestones | Iran</strong><br /> A strong showing by moderates in February’s elections to Iran’s parliament and assembly of experts (the constitutional body that appoints and dismisses the supreme leader) has boosted prospects for the Islamic republic’s reintegration into the global economy and reassured foreign investors that reforms will continue.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Investors Eye Irans Economic Comeback

The prospect of the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran has investors excited about the return of this market to the global economic community. But the message is: Proceed with caution.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Irans Peace Dividend

“An economic windfall.” That’s how the World Bank’s chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa, Shantayanan Devarajan, characterized the boost to the Iranian economy from the lifting of sanctions in the wake of the nuclear deal struck with the permanent members of the UN Security Council.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance


Milestones | Iran It may have taken 12 years to reach, but the framework agreement struck between the so-called P5+1 (Russia, China, France, Britain, and the US, plus Germany), the European Union and Iran has enough momentum, say analysts, to yield a full accord by June 30.