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The International Atomic Energy Agency ruled in January 2016 that Iran had met its requirements under the 2015 nuclear agreement, thereby allowing the removal of long-standing economic sanctions on the country. Experts at the Economist Intelligence Unit offer a careful analysis of how Iran’s economy will move forward, astutely noting possibilities and pitfalls. getAbstract highly recommends this enlightening report to foreign investors and business executives wishing to do business with Iran.

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The January 2016 lifting of international economic sanctions allows Iran to conduct business with other nations. Rebooting the Iranian economy comes amid a quagmire of more than 30 years of economic distress and turmoil that included the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988) and the economic liberalization attempts of President Mohammed Khatami (1997–2005). The nuclear-ambitious regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2005–2013) pushed the country into international isolation. Shortly after the removal of sanctions, China and Iran agreed to a 10-year $600 billion trade expansion, and France and...

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