Alireza Ramezani

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

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Why Iranian government’s debt problem isn’t going away

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

Despite the Iranian government’s decision to repay billions of dollars owed to local banks, in the broader picture, it will remain saddled with problematic debt until it turns to bonds rather than loans for financing.

Do Iranian MPs want to send working women back home?

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

The Iranian parliament’s approval of a law to allow women to apply for early retirement after only working for 20 years triggers heavy criticism of the economic and social consequences.

Iran’s Bank Mellat loses 37.5% in share value in one day

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

The Tehran Stock Exchange tanks as market regulators allow resumption in trading of Bank Mellat shares. The key question is why there has been a sudden plunge.

Is Rouhani repeating Ahmadinejad’s tricks in currency market?

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

In Iran, the Central Bank and the government are coming under fire for allegedly letting the currency devalue in order to make up for budget deficits.

Why Rouhani’s social housing scheme faces more than bumpy start

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

The Rouhani administration’s long-delayed scheme to provide social housing for marginalized households finally appears ready to be implemented — but not without a bumpy start.

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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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