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Malaysia returns to purchasing oil from Iran
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Malaysia returns to purchasing oil from Iran

On 16 January 2018, Reuters reports from Tokyo that December marked Petronas' scheduled first purchase of Iranian crude since the Malaysian state oil firm halted Iranian oil imports in 2012 after Western sanctions targeting Tehran's nuclear programme made it difficult to pay and ship the oil, according to the person.

Holland ready for Iran investment
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Holland ready for Iran investment

Susanna Terstal, the Dutch Ambassador to Tehran, in a meeting with Mansur Moazami, Chairman of the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO), said: “We encourage Dutch companies to cooperate with Iran; however, at times, obtaining the required information needed for companies that are interested in this cooperation is very difficult.”

Renault’s Iran market
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Renault’s Iran market

The French automakers Renault exported over 162 thousand cars to Iran in 2017, making this their eight largest market in the world. Renault sales in Iran shows a rise of 49.3% as compared to a similar period last year. In the months of January through to December 2016, France exported over 108 thousand and 536 cars to the Iranian market.  

Third Chinese commercial train rolls into Iran
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Third Chinese commercial train rolls into Iran

China’s third commercial train has pulled into the Incheh Borun border town of Golestan Province on the Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway line. As reported by Persia Digest, the train was carrying 41 containers. After completing the customs paper works, it left for Tehran on the Gorgan-Tehran line for the customs office in Shahriar, Tehran Province.  

Transit of goods from Iran grown by 13%
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Transit of goods from Iran grown by 13%

Iran’s supervisor of the Customs Transit Office said: “The volume of foreign goods transiting through Iran has increased by 13% in the past nine months.” Hossein Salari said: “During this period, the transit of goods to more than 100 countries has been done through the integrated electronic customs system.”

Production of Elantra and Tucson in Iran
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Production of Elantra and Tucson in Iran

The assistant manager for sales and marketing of Kerman Motor Company said: “Our most important plan for the future is the production of Elantra and Tucson and we expect that in the first three months of next year the first series of Elantra priced at 150 million Tomans can be delivered to customers. This price is 25% lower than the import price from Korea.”

Billion dollar foreign investment in Iran tourism
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Billion dollar foreign investment in Iran tourism

Deputy Director for Planning and Investment of Iran National Heritage Organization said: “During the past five years, we have been able to have one billion dollars of foreign investment in Iran’s tourism industry for approved projects. From this amount, 300 million dollars have so far been absorbed in Iran’s tourism sector and the remaining is in the process of being invested.”

80% growth in Iran’s non-oil exports to ASEAN
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80% growth in Iran’s non-oil exports to ASEAN

Iran’s non-oil exports to the Association of Southeast Asia Nations “ASEAN” had a growth of 80 percent in 2017 as compared with a similar period last year. As reported by Persia Digest, in 2017 Iran had more than USD 1280MM of non-oil exports to ASEAN member countries. In 2016, this figure stood at USD 711MM. Showing an 80% growth in Iran’s non-oil exports to ASEAN as compared with the year before that.  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

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Pakistanis return to Iran by train

2018/01/20

After nearly twelve years, Iran and Pakistan have decided to get back on the railway tracks and begin running passenger trains between the two neighboring countries as from September 2018.

A building and history burned to the ground

2018/01/20

One year ago today, it was on 20 January 2017 that plumes of thick smoke rose to the sky and brought the bad omen of the famous Plasco building burning in central Tehran; an old city landmark and commercial center that lived only for 53 years before going up in smoke.

Fajr Theater Festival celebrates pioneers

2018/01/20

The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival is celebrating the works of three of its veterans, Ahmad Damud, Hushang Azadivar, and Jamshid Khanian. Their names have been printed in the Festival catalogue and the date has been set for the closing ceremony.  

Vermiculus (music)

2018/01/19

Artist: Constantinople Band Album: Clouds Genre: World music Year: 2006   (Persia Digest) – “Vermiculus” is performed by the Iranian-Canadian band “Constantinople”. It is a fusion piece of European music played with “Daf” percussion instrument. Percussion instruments can be combined with music from around the world.

Ali Rahbari in concert with Korean artist

2018/01/19

Following a concert with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Ali Rahbari, will be performing with musicians from S Korea end-January.