Alireza Ramezani

An Iranian woman uses a cellphone as a bank clerk processes her request at the Export Development Bank of Iran in Tehran, Iran, July 27, 2015. (photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Without reforms, Iranian banking crisis looms

Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

As he prepares to begin his second term, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is faced with the prospect of a major banking crisis.

New Iranian jobs plan faces major obstacles

Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

The Rouhani administration has unveiled a comprehensive employment plan in a bid to realize the president’s campaign promises, but it is unclear whether the envisioned job creation will materialize given the obstacles that remain unaddressed.

Europe must adopt long-term vision for trade with Iran

Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

European countries are pressuring Iran to change its foreign policy in exchange for profitable trade deals, but this approach may backfire and damage the standing of incumbent moderates in Tehran.

Financial watchdog drama provides ammunition for Iran's hard-liners

Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

While hailed by pro-Reform media outlets, the FATF’s decision to extend its temporary suspension of countermeasures on Iran has provided ammunition for hard-liners in Tehran.

Expensive deposits leave Iranian banks stuck with toxic assets

Friday, Jun. 23, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

A review of interest rates for bank deposits in Iran shows widespread violations of the interest rate ceiling ordered by the Central Bank of Iran.

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Alireza Ramezani

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Alireza Ramezani earned his master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, United Kingdom. He has worked for various media organizations and businesses in Iran since 1999. On Twitter: @AlirezaTehran

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