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INU - There has been a lot of focus in the media on the Reza Zarrab trial. Zarrab is an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who pleaded guilty to being involved in a plot that allowed Iran to bypass US sanctions on Iran. There has been a lot of attention paid to potential links to the Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, but relatively little attention has been paid to the Iranian network that he belonged to.

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INU - On Thursday, CNBC reported upon the latest remarks made by Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh about the persistence of certain US sanctions. Speaking at an OPEC conference in Vienna, Zanganeh asserted that American companies stood to be negatively affected by those sanctions, which have expanded since the start of the Trump presidency in the US.

By INU Staff

INU - This week, there was a seemingly unusual outpouring of stories in Iranian state-affiliated news sources which claimed that Iran was looking forward highly positive economic prospects. But long term coverage of Iranian financial news in the global media has tended to present a far more uncertain picture. In fact, the reports now coming directly out of Tehran may be specifically intended to compensate for more objective assessments at a time when the Islamic Republic is fairly desperate to attract foreign investment.

By INU Staff

INU - Earlier this year Iran’s dire economic problems were displayed by shocking images published in a report on the country’s homeless people who dwell in a cemetery in the town of Shahriar, 30 kilometers (18 miles) west of Tehran, who have resorted to making homes out of graves.

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INU -SAP (German software giant) is investigating sales practices in its Gulf region after executives in charge of its dealings in the region had resigned or been put on administrative leave, the German business software giant said on Wednesday.

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INU - The 5th Banking and Business Forum Iran Europe, a German forum to promote business and banking in Iran, which features politicians and government bodies and seeks to lift financial restrictions against business with Irans, will begin on Wednesday and run through Thursday.

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