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UN and US sanctions are targeting the financial sector, but the few bankers still doing business with Iran seem determined to maintain trade finance flows

Iran
Issue 880 - 03 July 2010

Bond issue for South Pars gas field

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The report said Bank Mellat was selling the bonds on behalf of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC), which is developing South Pars phases 15-18. The issue carries a guarantee from the state National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).

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Issue 879 - 19 June 2010

US updates trafficking report

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The US State Department’s tenth annual Trafficking in Persons report has been released. It details countries’ progress in combating trafficking

Iran | Kuwait | Saudi Arabia
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One year on from the mass protests which threatened to overthrow the regime, a new round of UN sanctions will attempt to tighten the screw on Iran’s stuttering economy, but so far President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government has brutally seen off all challenges

Iran
Issue 878 - 05 June 2010

Oman strengthens ties with Iran

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The Omani Shura Council speaker, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Essaei, is due to pay an official

Iran | Oman
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Iran appears to be ramping up its campaign to convince western observers of its new level of air defence amid growing fears that a military strike – most likely from Israel – is not far off

Iran
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If Iran acquires an advanced, ‘double-digit’ surface-to-air missile (SAM) from Russia or China, the only aircraft capable of operating safely within its airspace would be the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.

Iran | Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue 875 - 24 April 2010

IRAN:Esfahanis surprise Korean bid

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Entekhab Industrial Group in mid-April was named as the buyer for Daewoo Electronics in a deal thought to be worth some $540m. Entekhab and Swedish firm Electrolux AB on 24 March were named top bidders for Daewoo Electronics,

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A three-day military exercise by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) ground, air and naval units, which began on 22 April, was intended to test a range of Iranian-built missiles and other equipment.

Iran
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As the United States pushes for further sanctions over Iran’s nuclear programme, China’s emergence as a major player in oil production threatens to undermine efforts to target the Islamic Republic’s besieged energy industry

Iran
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Oman’s sovereign rating has improved and there is growth again, but the authorities still face a tough task if they are to lift living standards for the majority. An Iranian gas deal is among potential solutions to drive new projects

Iran | Oman
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The shortfalls in Tehran’s proposal of a new deal on uranium enrichment, even while it intensifies its nuclear programme, has forced long-standing allies like Russia, as well as the Obama administration, to consider taking a much harder line against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his friends

Iran
Issue 871 - 12 February 2010

Iran's minorities under extreme pressure

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A number of minority and ethnic groups have become more prominent since June's disputed election - and many of them have been severely repressed

Iran
Issue 871 - 12 February 2010

US commits assets to GCC missile shield

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As the international community debates its next steps on Iran’s nuclear programme, Washington has made a show of increasing its commitment to missile defence in the Gulf

Iran
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The regime’s hardliners thought its critics were a disparate bunch who would melt away under assault from the Basij militia. The fact that protests continue has surprised President Ahmadinejad’s allies as much as outside observers, forcing the regime and other key players – including the United States – to reassess their options

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