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19Feb 2019

Market News – Unconfirmed sources have that it is highly possible for FATF to leave Iran another 4 months joining the CFT convention and implement anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing amendments accordingly. The task force meeting held just the other day was apparently positive on Iran actions that are taken so far, however, they have serious warnings this time on […]

17Feb 2019

Market News – After the previous shortlist announced by the US exempting 8 countries from sanctions on Iran Oil Exports, now experts believe that this figure could be reduced for the next time as the closing date approaches. Speculations have that only 4 nations including China, India, Turkey and South Korea may be exempted from buying Iranian oil as […]

13Feb 2019

Market News – After the ratification of the first official regulatory framework for crypto-currencies by the Central Bank of Iran, now Iran Fara Bourse is ready to perform the first asset-backed ITO (initial token offering) in a regulatory sandbox which redeems any need for a change in rules of law. Asset-backed ICOs will be under the supervision of SEO since it […]

10Feb 2019

Market News – Iranian parliament’s research centre proposed a plan to tax banking deposits interest income for the coming year. According to the proposed plan, a 25% income tax shall be imposed on the Iranian Banks interest payments to depositor which is expected to make a revenue line of minimum IRR 100,000 bn (USD 833.33 mn […]

03Feb 2019

Market News – After the official inauguration of Europ Union’s Iran related SPV (INSTEX) there were rumours that EU members obliged Iran to join the CFT convention in order for the vehicle to be pragmatic. A thorough read of EU statements show that Iran is only expected to adhere to JCPoA clauses, however, the E3 expect Iran to swiftly implement all elements of […]

02Feb 2019

Market News – On Friday and after a long period of delay, EU members officially announced the inauguration of their Iran related SPV, named INSTEX. Foreign ministers of UK, France and Germany noted that the INSTEX is to engage in trades of humanitarian goods at first yet it will grow into sanctioned trades after a while.It […]

30Jan 2019

Market News –  After EU reneged on the announcement of the official inauguration of Iran related SPV due to an apparent disagreement between Italy and Spain, now the German foreign affairs minister told the press (by unconfirmed sources) this structure will only cover trades of goods that are not sanctioned by the united states. This is, if true, […]

26Jan 2019

Market News – In its latest meeting today, Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council did not make a decision on the two remaining FATF related amendments and once again the future of joining the CFT convention is in deep grey. As the last FTAF deadline closing in, the political pressure of not ratifying the amendments weighed in largely on all investment parallel market […]

21Jan 2019

Market News – On its latest report, Thompson Reuters claimed that during the last two months of 2018 Iran has exported less than 1 mn barrels of crude per day (Iran Oil Sales down). This is while that two major importers of Iranian oil, Japan and South Korea, just started their imports again after the US exemptions. Below picture […]

15Jan 2019

Market News – After a temporary halt on their imports, 8 exempted countries are to continue buying Iranian Oil with South Korea being the first one. According to officials, South Korea placed a 2 mn barrels order for Iran gas condensate for delivery in late January. The first shipment is for 960 barrels to be shipped this week […]