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‘More than just sanctions hold back trade with Iran’

Western firms are itching to return to Iran if sanctions are lifted, but to truly fulfil its potential Tehran should do more to make its business practices efficient and its environment welcoming, executives said at a trade conference.

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Iran rejects nuclear curbs beyond 10 years

Iran will not accept any extension of sanctions beyond 10 years, an official said on Wednesday, in the latest attempt by its pragmatist government to sell a nuclear deal with world powers to skeptical hardliners. Abbas Araqchi, on

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Foreign investors race to tap Iran’s $400bn economy

A few investors are racing to establish funds for Iran following last week's nuclear deal with world powers, and many others are tapping into multinationals already present in the $400 billion economy. The agreement has made s

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Schlumberger eyes Iran return after sanctions end

Schlumberger NV, the world's No.1 oilfield services provider, said it would look at returning to Iran once the sanctions are lifted. "When the sanctions are lifted and when it is permissible, we will evaluate going back i

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Global banks to steer clear of Iran until sanctions finally go

International banks and most insurers are likely to steer clear of dealing with Iran for some time, fearing they could face more fines from US regulators despite this week's nuclear deal between world powers and Tehran. With a

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Iran nuclear deal close, announcement likely today

Iran and six world powers were close to nailing down a historic nuclear deal that would bring sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on Tehran's atomic programme, but the Iranian foreign minister said no agreement would be announced on Sunda

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Iran, big powers close to historic nuclear deal

After more than two weeks of marathon negotiations, Iran and six world powers appeared close to a historic nuclear deal that would bring sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on Tehran's atomic programme, diplomats said on Sunday.

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Iran nuclear talks extended till Monday

Iran and major powers gave themselves until Monday to reach a nuclear agreement, their third extension in two weeks, as Tehran accused the West of throwing up new stumbling blocks to a deal. Both sides say there has been progress

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Big hurdles to Iran nuclear deal as deadline looms

As a June 30 deadline for a final nuclear deal approaches, major differences remain between Iran and world powers on several key issues including sanctions relief and U.N. access to Iranian sites, a senior Western diplomat said on Friday.

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Iran sees good chance of nuclear deal by June 30

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday he saw a good chance of reaching a final agreement with six world powers on Iran's nuclear programme by a June 30 deadline or a few days later, provided there was political will.

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