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    Economic freedom not found in Iran

    February 07-2014 The Islamic Republic continues to be ranked in the bottom 10 countries of the world so far as economic freedom is concerned in the annual index issued last…

    Only 17 percent of firms Ahmadi-nejad privatized went into private sector

    February 07-2014 The overwhelming bulk of state-owned firms supposedly privatized under the Ahmadi-nejad Administration have just been sold to other government agencies and have never gone to the private sector,…

    Welfare reform is put off until June

    February 07-2014 The government has decided to punt on welfare reform and will change the program at the beginning of the summer rather than at Now Ruz as previously planned.…

    US says it feels it spiked Iran-Russia trade deal

    US says it feels it spiked Iran-Russia trade deal

    February 07-2014 US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said Tuesday that a proposed oil-for-goods swap between Russia and Iran would not go ahead for now after the United States…

    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    February 07-2014 KER-THUNK — The price of an OPEC barrel fell almost $2 Monday, a dramatic but far from unprecedented drop.  The price is now back where it was three…

    CORRECTION

    CORRECTION

    February 07-2014  A look at the far right edge of this chart will show the Tehran Stock Exchange index has been falling this past month, prompting much agitation in Tehran. …