Research and Markets: Iran: Hope for the Economy following Sanctions Breakthrough?

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mgt7dl/iran_hope_for) has announced the addition of the "Iran: Hope for the Economy following Sanctions Breakthrough?" report to their offering.

Decades of abrasive diplomacy and mutual suspicion about the Iranian government's decision to engage in uranium enrichment have led to strong sanctions from the international community. Following the election of more conciliatory presidents in both the US and Iran, negotiations to temporarily lift economic sanctions in exchange for slowing in progress of uranium enrichment have been achieved.

Features and benefits

  • Analysis of the current sanction regime imposed on Iran, its origins and consequences.
  • What a potential amelioration of Iranian international relations could mean for the local and wider economy.
  • Analysis of the short term impact of the negotiations, what could go wrong, and other issues with the Iranian economy

Highlights

  • Iran has faced economic sanctions since 2002 because of its desire to enrich uranium and intransigence in clarifying its purposes. The UN, US, and EU have since progressively stepped up their economic pressure. Consequently the Iranian economy has suffered, with high unemployment, inflation, and a collapse in oil revenues.
  • Following the breakthrough in negotiations, a respite has been achieved for the country, and parties both domestically and internationally are eyeing Iran's potential. A large population of highly skilled workers, a nominally diversified economy, and large oil and gas reserves has caught the eye of many investors.
  • The deal has bought a reprieve for six months, but many factors must be addressed in order to make it sustainable. Both parties have elements seeking to deride the deal. There are other issues with Iranian economy; a wave of policy liberalization aimed at freeing up the market didn't quite work when governmental factions acquired many assets.

Your key questions answered

  • Why has Iran been subject to international trade sanctions, and what impact has this had upon the economy?
  • What does the deal in Geneva mean for the Iranian economy?
  • What is wrong with the current deal and what could possibly undermine it?

Key Topics Covered:

OVERVIEW

THE CURRENT IRANIAN SECTION REGIME

  • Background to Iran's sanctions
  • The nuclear sanctions: the enrichment program
  • Sanctions get tougher between 2005 and 2012
  • EU & US finance and oil sanctions have been most damaging
  • SWIFT blacklist and pressure on UAE
  • Oil and gas sector's embargo
  • Iran's current economic condition
  • Gross Domestic Product decline
  • The Rial's free-fall
  • Inflation rampant due to subsidy reform and inability to import
  • Unemployment in double digit figures

THE NUCLEAR DEAL'S POTENTIAL FOR IRAN

  • Nuclear breakthrough: modest sanction lifts
  • The consequences of unleashing Iran's hydrocarbon reserves
  • Implications for Oil and gas prices
  • A place for international oil firms in Iranian oilfields?
  • Only temporary reprieve: further deals necessary
  • New opportunities for shipping companies
  • The automotive industry: recovery and re-entry
  • The Iranian domestic automotive industry's problems
  • Renault and Peugeot hope to return to Iran
  • General effects and other industries looking to prosper

PROBLEMS WITH THE DEAL AND IRAN'S ECONOMY

  • Sanctions lift is temporary and moderate
  • Core issues still need to be resolved
  • Deal remains precarious due to hardened factions
  • Economic concerns: state presence in the market
  • IP could present an obstacle for pharmaceutical and technological firms

CONCLUSIONS

  • A promising start, but advancement will be difficult

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Government and Public Sector