Alireza Ramezani

Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran, waits to start a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 23, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Darren Staples)

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Why Iran won’t ditch the dollar soon

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

Although Iran has long touted plans to wholly abandon the US dollar, economic realities appear to be forcing Tehran to delay such a move.

Can Iran avoid looming banking crisis?

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

In Iran, debate on how to avoid a looming banking crisis reaches fever pitch, with the future structure of the Central Bank of Iran becoming a battlefield between the government and its conservative opponents.

Why do Iranian banks remain stuck with toxic assets?

Friday, Mar. 10, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

Will the continued fragile condition of Iranian banks compel the Central Bank to launch a quantitative easing program?

Why Iran’s auto ambitions will benefit economy, not consumers

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

Iran appears focused on transforming itself into a regional car manufacturing hub in the coming years — but at what price?

Iranian MPs move to hand control over bond market to Central Bank

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

Iran’s moderate-leaning parliament appears to be pushing for control over the lucrative bond market to be given to the central bank.

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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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