Summary of All That Glitters

Assessing Opportunities and Risks in Postsanctions Iran


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Iran is now open for business, but what will that mean for foreign investors and companies?


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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.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What historical events brought about Iran’s economic sanctions,
  • Which of Iran’s business sectors will benefit the most from the removal of sanctions and
  • What uncertainties face foreign interests doing business with Iran.


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 ...
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