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Was Iran Just a Hype?

Bijan Khajehpour

Five reasons to re-evaluate Iran’s opportunities.

In the run-up to the announcement and implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that initiated the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran, there were high expectations for the last major frontier market that would offer massive opportunities to Western companies. Today, almost a year after the JCPOA implementation, there is a sense of disappointment.   Continue reading

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Will Iran be a sustainable long-term market for European companies?

Bijan Khajehpour
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The implementation of the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on 16 January 2016 and the consequent lifting of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran has been one of the key geopolitical events this year. 

Though the opening of the Iranian market is viewed as a major opportunity for international – and especially European – companies, some still ask: Will this market will be sustainable in the long run? Continue reading

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The Iran Deal’s Impact – Economic Boom?

After twelve years of economic sanctions, the Iran nuclear deal represents a historic step for Iran and its return to a state of normalcy. With the sanctions relief, the country can now set reforms to exploit its full potential. Investors across the world are recognising this opportunity – including deals worth billions of dollars – and are showing great interest in entering the Iranian market again.

However, the Ahmadinejad years have left a difficult legacy for the country. What will it take to change Iran’s current situation? Is the country able to convince investors to come back? And what opportunities for economic growth are there?

Our Essentialist and Iranian economist Bijan Khajehpour answers these questions in an interview with Al Jazeera English. For the whole segment, read Al Jazeera’s Inside story here.

 

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After the Deal – The Road to Iran

On 14 July, 2015, the Iran talks in Vienna came to an end in a historic agreement. The successful Iran nuclear deal, its details outlined carefully in the 159 pages of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, will exchange nuclear restrictions and inspections for the lifting of sanctions.

But when will we see actual change of the sanctions relief? What does the impact mean to the Iranian people? And what reforms will it take for investors to be able to go back to work in Iran?

Our Essentialist and Iranian economist Bijan Khajehpour answers these questions in an interview with BBC World.

 

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