Alireza Ramezani


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

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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.

Why does Rouhani suddenly want to 'rename' Iran’s currency?

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

The Hassan Rouhani administration’s push for currency reform is being met with criticism as economists say the Iranian economy is not yet ready to handle the potential dangers of a redenomination.

Rouhani’s budget proposal reverses declining reliance on oil

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

The Rouhani administration’s proposed budget bill is realistic, but its dependence on oil revenue is stirring criticism.

How Iran’s auto industry became the new domestic political football

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

Iranian hard-liners are targeting automotive sector policies in their latest attack on the administration of President Hassan Rouhani.

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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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