Bonyad
Bonyads are charitable trusts in Iran that play a significant role in Iran's non-petroleum economy, controlling an estimated 20% of Iran's GDP. Exempt from taxes, they have been called "bloated", and ...
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Reformist Gains In Iran Elections Clear Way For Business Boom
Gains by reformist candidates in Iranian elections open the way for changes to economic policy that will boost foreign investment and trade with the West, businessmen and analysts said on Sunday.
Government of Iran
The politics of Iran take place in a framework of presidential democracy and theocracy in a format of Syncretic politics that is guided by an Islamist ideology. The December 1979 constitution, and its...
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Ministry of Welfare and Social Security (Iran)
The Ministry of Welfare and Social Security (Persian: وزارت رفاه و تأمین اجتماعی‎) established in 2004 and dissolved in 2011, was an Iranian government body responsible for the oversight of Soci...
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Social Security Organization (Iran)
Social Security Organization (SSO) is a social insurer organization in Iran which provides coverage of wage-earners and salaried workers as well as voluntary coverage of self-employed persons. In 1975...
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Iranian Economic Reform Plan
The economy of Iran is a mixed and transition economy with a large public sector. Some 60% of the economy is centrally planned. It is dominated by oil and gas production, although over 40 industries a...
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Construction in Iran
The construction industry of Iran is divided into two main sections. The first is government infrastructure projects, which are central for the cement industry. The second is the housing industry. In ...
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Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution
The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (Persian: سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی ‎ / Sepāh-e Pāsdārān-e Enqelāb-e Eslāmi, or Sepāh for short), often called Revolutionary Guards, is a b...
Reformist Gains In Iran Elections Clear Way For Business Boom
Gains by reformist candidates in Iranian elections open the way for changes to economic policy that will boost foreign investment and trade with the West, businessmen and analysts said on Sunday.
Group of 15
The Group of 15 (G-15) is an informal forum set up to foster cooperation and provide input for other international groups, such as the World Trade Organization and the Group of Eight. It was establis...
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Demographics of Iran
Iran's population increased dramatically during the later half of the 20th century, reaching about 75 million by 2011. In recent years, however, Iran's birth rate has dropped significantly. Studies pr...
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Quds Force
The Quds Force (alternatively spelled Ghods or Qods) (Persian: نیروی قدس‎ Nīrū-ye Qods or سپاه قدس Sepâh-e Qods) is a special forces unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and is responsible for th...
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Geography of Iran
Geographically, Iran is located in West Asia and borders the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, and Gulf of Oman.Its mountains have helped to shape both the political and the economic history of the country ...
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Economic history of Iran
Prior to 1979, Iran's economic development was rapid. Traditionally an agricultural society, by the 1970s the country had undergone significant industrialization and economic modernization. This pace ...
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Labor and tax laws in Iran
The fiscal year begins on March 21 and ends on March 20 of the next year. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs is the government agency authorized to levy and collect taxes. In 2008, about 55%...
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Asalouyeh
Asaluyeh (Persian: عسلويه‎, also Romanized as ‘Asalūyeh; also known as Asalu, and sometimes prefixed by bandar, meaning port) is a city in and the capital of Asaluyeh County, in Bushehr Province...
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U.S. sanctions against Iran
US sanctions against Iran refer to economic, trade, scientific and military sanctions against Iran, which have been imposed by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, or by the international commun...
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Telecommunication Company of Iran
Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) (Persian: شرکت مخابرات ایران‎) was established in 1971. Iran Telecommunication Industries (ITI) was also founded in the same year to manufacture the requi...
Iranian rial
The Iranian rial (in Persian: ریال ایران ; ISO 4217 code IRR) is the currency of Iran and, as of 2014, remains the world's least valued currency unit.Although the "toman" is no longer an official...
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History of the Islamic Republic of Iran
One of the most dramatic changes in government in Iran's history was seen with the 1979 Iranian Revolution where Shah (monarch) Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was overthrown and replaced by Ayatollah Ruhollah ...
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Taxation in Iran
The fiscal year begins on March 21 and ends on March 20 of the next year. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs is the government agency authorized to levy and collect taxes. In 2008, about 55%...
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Persian: محمود احمدی‌نژاد‎, Mahmūd Ahmadinezhād [mæhmuːd(-e) æhmædiːnɛʒɑd], born 28 October 1956) is an Iranian politician who was the sixth President of Iran from 2005 to 2...
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Iran-Iraq War
The Iran–Iraq War, also known as the First Persian Gulf War, was an armed conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq lasting from September 1980 to August 1988, making it t...
Iran-Iraq War - Wikipedia
Tehran Stock Exchange
The Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) (Persian: بورس اوراق بهادار تهران‎) is Iran's largest stock exchange, which first opened in 1967. The TSE is based in Tehran. As of May 2012, 339 companies with a...
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Persian rugs
The Persian carpet or Persian rug (Middle Persian: bōb, Persian: فرش‎ farsh, meaning "to spread"; sometimes قالی qālī) is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undo...
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Basij
The Basij (Persian: بسيج‎), full name Sâzmân-e Basij-e Mostaz'afin (Persian: سازمان بسیج مستضعفین‎, "The Organization for Mobilization of the Oppressed") is a paramilitary volunteer militi...
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2009 Pishin bombing
The 2009 Pishin bombing occurred on October 18, 2009, when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a meeting in the southeastern Iranian town of Pishin in Sistan and Baluchestan Province. The attack ...
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Iran Shipping Lines
The maritime fleet of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL Group) comprises 115 ocean-going vessels, with the total capacity of 3.3 million  tons deadweight (DWT). The ownership str...
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Foreign Direct Investment in Iran
Foreign direct investment in Iran (FDI) has been hindered by unfavorable or complex operating requirements and by international sanctions, although in the early 2000s the Iranian government liberalize...
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EPC (contract)
The EPC contractor (EPCC) agrees to deliver EPC, which is an acronym that stands for engineering, procurement and construction. It is a common form of contracting arrangement within the construction i...