Iran Islamic Finance: Ready for take-off

Iran Elections

Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D., Chief Economist 

Charlene Rahall, Atousa Tahmasebi, Analysts

In Part I of this two part series, we analyse Iran’s potential return to the international bond market. Part II provides insight into the challenges facing the banking sector.

  • What is the status of the Islamic finance market in Iran? What were the most prevalent instruments issued in 2015/16?
  • What economic policies is the government planning to implement before tapping the international bond market?
  • What are our predictions for the 19 May Iranian elections? What kind of political/economic policies are Rouhani and Raisi pursuing?

The Country Views series shines the spotlight on specific developments in MENA countries, analysing them from a local perspective to deliver forward looking views for businesses and investors.

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