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Legal Status of Caspian Sea Legal Issues

 Legal Status of Caspian Sea Introduction The Caspian Sea is the biggest enclosed body of water on Earth, having an even larger area than that of the American Great Lakes or that of Lake Victoria in East Africa. The length of the

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Walking the line Energy

Plans for a new Euro-Caspian pipeline will solidify the west's dependence on fossil fuels and authoritarian regimes. This new documentary shows why we should stop and think. “Of course we need a different energy model,” Alberto Santoro states emphatically. “It is

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Azerbaijan’s SOCAR reviving Iran deals Energy

Azerbaijan’s state oil firm SOCAR says it is looking to revive trade with Iran as the two neighbors are strengthening relations after the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic.  Azeri President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to

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THE HISTORY OF THE CASPIAN SEA History

The Caspian Sea is situated on the border of Europe and Asia. It is bordered with the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Iran. The Caspian is the largest inland body of water in the world. Since the ancient

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TransCaspian 2016 scheduled for May Investment

TransCaspian 2016, the 15th Anniversary International Transport, Transit and Logistics Exhibition, will take place from 11 - 13 May at Baku Expo Centre. This year, the exhibition is marking its 15th anniversary. Over the years, the exhibition has established itself as

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The Beginner's Guide to Caviar Fishing

The Beginner's Guide to Caviar How to serve, pair, and savor the finest sturgeon roe. There's no quicker way to announce that a meal special. More than lobster or champagne (or even a giant bucket of fried chicken), a dollop of

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SOCAR inks deal with Canada’s Zenith Energy Energy

By Azad Hasanli - Trend: Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and Zenith Aran Oil Company, a subsidiary of Canada’s Zenith Energy, signed March 16 an agreement on production sharing, restoration, development and exploration at the block that includes Muradkhanli, Jafarli and

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Russian interest in East Med and Cyprus gas Energy

In a week that saw Russia pulling some of its armed forces out of Syria and signs of increasing cooperation between Russia and the US in the region, it is important to examine Russian interest in energy, and particularly gas,

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The 28 Best Trips of 2016 Tourism

Each year, we send our editors and writers on a mission to find the destinations on the vanguard of the travel. The major takeaway from our 28 favorites of 2016? The entire world is getting more adventurous.

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Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline still alive Energy

By Emil Ilgar – Trend: Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, is not dead and negotiations over realization of the project continue, the Managing Director of National Iranian Gas Company Hamid Reza Iraqi told Fars News Agency. "Pakistan has agreed to build a 100km-pipeline

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Persian Panic Political and military events

Construction of a navigable channel linking the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf is underway. It is expected the project will be completed in the 2020s. The project is particularly interesting for Russia due to the cold spell with Turkey, but European and post-Soviet states

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Kashagan to expand and extend first production stage Investment

ASTANA – The Kashagan development project operator – North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) – is planning to substantially expand and extend the first production stage – the Experimental Programme (EP). The operator company has developed an AEP project – Additional

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Baku to host Int'l Food Industry Expo Investment

WorldFood Azerbaijan 2016, one of the most important and significant events in the region’s food industry, will take place from May 19-21 at Baku Expo Center. Over the years, the exhibition has established itself as a leading event in

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China Gets Winning Formula For Silk Road Railway Investment

Summary China agreed to help Iran building a railway which will form part of China's High Speed Silk Road Railway. China has a winning SRR formula: dual-Usage bullet train technology and irresistible co-operation terms. When SRR completed, freight train from China can reach

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Gilaks People Caspian geography and anthropology

Gilaks People The Gilani people or Gilaks  are an Iranian people native to the northern Iran province of Gilan. Gilaks, along with the closely related Mazandarani people, comprise part of the Caspian people, who inhabit the southern

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Lahijan Tourism

Lahijan Lahijan is a Caspian sea resort in and the capital of Lahijan County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 71,871, in 21,518 families. The resort Lahijan has both traditional and modern architecture. The

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Ramsar Tourism

Ramsar Ramsar is a city in and the capital of Ramsar County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2012 census, its population was 33,018, in 9,421 families. Ramsar lies on the coast of the Caspian Sea. It was also

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Fishing for vital company knowledge Fishing

Fishing for vital company knowledge   Large building projects are delayed by all sorts of issues — money, employees who lack the right skills, public sentiment. But sometimes it is fish spawn, or great-crested newts. The deliverer of such bad news might

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Turkmenistan advancing on South Asian gas market Energy

Turkmenistan advancing on South Asian gas market Trend: Despite skepticism of some experts regarding the progress of construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, which dates back to 2010, the deal started rolling. The State Concern 'Turkmengaz',

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Iran, Kazakhstan ink power deal Energy

Iran, Kazakhstan ink power deal Iran and Kazakhstan have signed three powerhouse building contracts worth 600 million dollars. On the verge of Kazakh president’s visit to Tehran, the two countries sealed an agreement with Eurasia Invest Group

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WorleyParsons ink five-year contract with BP Azerbaijan Energy

WorleyParsons ink five-year contract with BP Azerbaijan azernews WorleyParsons has been awarded a five-year contract for Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCm) services for BP-operated assets in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, Azertac state news agency reported. Under the agreement, WorleyParsons will provide

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Globalink crosses the Caspian Investment

Globalink crosses the Caspian Kazakhstan headquartered Globalink Logistics Group has coordinated the delivery of out-of-gauge machinery and construction equipment from Yolotan, Turkmenistan to an oilfield site across the Caspian Sea at Atyrau. The Globalink teams in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan prepared

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BP, its partners invest in Azerbaijan Energy

BP, its partners invest almost $60B in Azerbaijan Trend: The British BP company together with its partners on development of the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli and Shah Deniz oil and gas fields invested in Azerbaijan over $58 billion over the period of more than 20-year

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Why do we need to save the tiger? Ecosystem

Why do we need to save the tiger? The natural population of these beautiful felines that we are used to seeing under captivity is disintegrating slowly. Tigers are among the most endangered animals on earth. The natural population of

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Caspian tiger Ecosystem

  The Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata), also known as the Hyrcanian tiger, the Mazandaran tiger, the Persian tiger and the Turan tiger, is an extinct tiger subspecies that had been recorded in the wild until the early 1970s, and formerly

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Master of its domains Investment

Master of its domains Much is made about the importance of oil to the Russian economy, but Russia is a global energy powerhouse that’s much more than a petro-state By Scott L Montgomery Russia is not what you think. Most

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Saipem inks string of E&C contracts Energy

Saipem inks string of E&C contracts Saipem has been awarded new engineering and construction contracts cumulatively valued at about €430 million. The work includes a contract with Statoil, for the lift and mating operations of offshore floating wind turbines for

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Russian oil CEO: We won't do deals with OPEC Energy

Russian oil CEO: We won't do deals with OPEC MOSCOW (CNNMoney) —A top Russian oil executive may just have killed off any lingering talk of an agreement among producing countries to freeze output. The world's top exporters, including Russia,

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Craze for LNG Energy

Craze for LNG Pricing policy of only one man, John D. Rockefeller, led to a decrease in the cost of kerosene in the US oil products' market of the late 19th century from 26 cents to eight cents per gallon

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To Walk This Wilderness, Carry a Shovel Tourism

To Walk This Wilderness, Carry a Shovel Caching water on the steppes of Kazakhstan is like an act of worship or a duty of penance. Paul Salopek is walking the global trail of the first humans who migrated out of

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NDFI, KEXIM ink MoU Investment

NDFI, KEXIM ink MoU National Development Fund of Iran (NDFI) and the Export–Import Bank of Korea, also commonly known as the Korea Eximbank (KEXIM) have signed a memorandum of cooperation. During the visit of South Korean president

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Keeping microbes, zebra mussels away Ecosystem

Keeping microbes, zebra mussels away By Kris B. Mamula / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Only in dreams do zebra mussels have anything to do with implants for the brain — unless you’re Noah Snyder. He’s now marketing a chemical compound that can both

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No Way Out Ecosystem

No Way Out The fate of the Caspian seal may have been decided five million years ago. The smallest earless seal on Earth, Pusa caspica, is the only mammal in the Caspian Sea. It is atop the aquatic food chain in this

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Iran to build 50MW wind farm in Kazakhstan Energy

Iran to build 50MW wind farm in Kazakhstan Iran has signed an agreement with Kazakhstan towards building a 50-megawatt wind power plant in the west of Kazakhstan on the Caspian Sea coast within 18 months, a report said. The agreement with

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Intl. rail expo, conference kick off Investment

Intl. rail expo, conference kick off   The 4th International Exhibition of Rail Transportation, Related Industries and Equipment of Iran, dubbed RAILEXPO 2016, and the first international conference titled “Rail-Ports and Rail-Oil” opened in Tehran on Sunday. Representatives

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Next Big Travel Destination: Iran? Tourism

Next Big Travel Destination: Iran? Global hotel companies are establishing new beachheads in Iran, betting that lifted sanctions against the Middle East nation will spark a jump in tourism and business travel after decades of economic isolation. Spanish operator Melia

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Baku to the future Political and military events

Baku to the future   NEXT month around two dozen Formula One racecars will speed through the gleaming centre of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. They will zoom along the shore of the oil-rich Caspian Sea, past five-star hotels and

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Incat Crowther Designs Fast Crewboat for CMS Investment

Incat Crowther Designs Fast Crewboat for CMS Construction is underway for the second 70m Catamaran crew boat sister ship to the Muslim Magomayev, designed by Incat Crowther. Muslim Magomayev is a first-of-type vessel which Incat Crowther developed in close conjunction

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Baku to Allow Turkmen Gas into Tanap Energy

Baku to Allow Turkmen Gas into Tanap   Azerbaijan’s energy minister Natig Aliev says Baku and Ashgabat are negotiating a deal to enable Turkmenistan to supply gas to the European Union through the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC). “There are two pragmatic ways; first

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Azerbaijan and China: Greater integration Investment

Azerbaijan and China: Greater integration Rapidly expanding trade and nascent investment promise stronger links between China, the world’s second largest economy, and Azerbaijan, an energy rich country on the Caspian basin. Economic ties between Azerbaijan and China play a large role

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The fascinating land of Dagestan History

The fascinating land of Dagestan   The Republic of Dagestan set on the Caspian Sea between the staggering Greater Caucasus mountains is a wonderland of ethnic and cultural diversity. Dagestan surrounded by the Caucasus mountains on one

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Traces of extinction Ecosystem

Traces of extinction Tigers used to occur across Asia as far west as Turkey. Isolated populations of tigers developed into eight different subspecies. Three generations ago, the tiger ranged from the Caucasus and Turkey through the southern Caspian region

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In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision Investment

In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision The quantum leap for Indian diplomacy that was the Chabahar agreement, was seeded by NDA1 and nurtured by NDA2, while the two UPA administrations in between failed to make much progress The recent agreement between

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Armenians in Dhaka History

Armenians in Dhaka   Turkey seems to have a burlesque history of genocide denial. On June 2, the German Parliament voted to recognise the 1,915 killings

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Turkmenistan to host 3rd Iran-Project expo Investment

Turkmenistan to host 3rd Iran-Project expo   Turkmenistan is to host the 3rd edition of Iran's exclusive exhibition of oil, gas and petrochemicals, water and electricity, construction industry as well as engineering and technical services, known as “Iran Project-2016”,

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Azerbaijan realizes profitable railway projects Investment

Azerbaijan realizes profitable railway projects   Azerbaijan and Iran are considering three options for financing construction of the Rasht-Astara (Iran) railway section, Head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov said while talking to ANS TV channel. Being a part of the North-South

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In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision Investment

In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision   The recent agreement between Iran, Afghanistan and India to build the Chabahar port on the Iranian coast and link it with the existing rail and road network and related industrial corridor into

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Caspian Shipping Company commissions new vessels Investment

Caspian Shipping Company commissions new vessels Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC has put into commissioning four dry cargo vessels that will operate beyond the pale of the Caspian Sea. A ceremony to raise Azerbaijan`s state flag in the “Vagif”, “Sabir” “Huseyn Cavid”

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Caspian Shipping Commissions 4 Vessels Investment

Caspian Shipping Commissions 4 Vessels Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company has put into commissioning four dry cargo vessels that will operate beyond the pale of the Caspian Sea, reports AzerNews.   An event to raise Azerbaijan`s state flag in the “Vagif”, “Sabir” “Huseyn

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Port Of Call Investment

Port Of Call The Chabahar port in Iran will help India get direct access to Central Asian markets. For India Inc, it is a huge business opportunity. On September 1, 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his maiden visit

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Azerbaijan – Oriental Express Hub? Energy

Azerbaijan – Oriental Express Hub?    With the first Mumbai-to-Moscow train scheduled to chug through Azerbaijan this August, railways seem set to become the new oil for the Caspian Sea nation.   Better known for a wealth of energy and

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India and SCO Political and military events

India and SCO India Has More Hoops to Jump for SCO Membership   “I convey our deep sense of gratitude to the members of the SCO for accepting India as a full member,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi told leaders of the Shanghai

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Turkmenistan, China eye further co-op Investment

Turkmenistan, China eye further co-op   Turkmenistan and China have confirmed their readiness to further enhance economic partnership in view of its enormous potential, national interests and a common vision for the future of the Asian region, the Turkmen government reported

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Invasive Species Could Creep into Armstrong Waters Ecosystem

Invasive Species Could Creep into Armstrong Waters   by Jonathan Weaver Boaters traveling along the Allegheny River or traveling to places like Pymatuming State Park in Crawford County this Summer should heed warning: there could be invasive species traveling with you. Biologist Sara Stahlman,

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Iran, Turkmenistan to launch banking ties Investment

Iran, Turkmenistan to launch banking ties   Iranian Commercial Attaché to Ashgabat deemed direct banking relations and facilitated visa issuance as two means of boosting trade ties with the Central Asian country. Rahmatollah Khormali said “facilitating commuting between

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Iran, Turkmenistan to launch banking ties Investment

Iranian Commercial Attaché to Ashgabat deemed direct banking relations and facilitated visa issuance as two means of boosting trade ties with the Central Asian country. Rahmatollah Khormali said “facilitating commuting between countries as well as banking relations

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China’s New Silk Road Has Beijing Looking West Investment

China’s New Silk Road Has Beijing Looking West Beijing is becoming increasingly aware that although China has become an economic giant, it risks being connected with the world only through trade. To expand its international influence, China needs new political concepts

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railroad from Russia to Iran Investment

railroad from Russia to Iran   The ambitious North-South Transport Corridor can allow us easy access to a vast region, boosting trade and diplomacy   The commencement of operations on the International North-South Transport Corridor project — connecting Bandar Abbas

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Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch Energy

Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch   The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water by area and the resources to be found around in and under the Caspian Sea have been disputed for millennia. The issues

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Dry Cargo Vessel Launched in Russia science

Dry Cargo Vessel Launched in Russia   The Zhibek Zholy, a dry cargo vessel with a capacity of 7,500 dead weight tonnage (DWT), was launched July 12 in Shlisselburg, Russia, reported the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy

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Iran self-sufficient in wheat for 2nd year Agriculture

Iran self-sufficient in wheat for 2nd year   Iran expects its state-sponsored purchases of wheat from domestic farmers to surpass 10 million tonnes this year, Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati says. Harvests in the 2016/2017 crop season are on track to make

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Russia pushing North-South route to reality Investment

Russia pushing North-South route to reality   Russia says it has presented a plan to Iran which envisages establishing a unified transport company with India to operate along the emerging North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) – an ambitious intercontinental multi-modal route

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Iran, Russia map out rival to Suez Canal Investment

Iran, Russia map out rival to Suez Canal   The International North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC), a multi-model route to link India and the Middle East to the Caucasus, Central Asia and Europe, is being nurtured for significantly reducing costs and travel time

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Iran, Azerbaijan ink 6 MoUs in Baku Investment

Iran, Azerbaijan ink 6 MoUs in Baku The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan signed six memoranda of understanding in Baku on Sun. to further deepen ties between the two countries. In the ceremony

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Mastercards now available in Iran Investment

Mastercards now available in Iran   Iran’s ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi has announced that MasterCard’s international credit cards are now available inside the country. Speaking during a ceremony to inaugurate infrastructure projects of Iran Post, Iranian Minister of

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Iran, Armenia to boost electricity exchange Energy

Iran, Armenia to boost electricity exchange   An official has announced that Iran-Armenia electricity exchange volume will become trebled upon completion of the third transmission line. Vice President of Iran Power & Water Industries Equipment & Services Export

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Turkey and the Energy Transit Question Energy

 Turkey and the Energy Transit Question   For foreign and security policy analysts, pipelines tend to be the entry point into the world of energy. Pipelines create dependencies between countries, pipelines stay for decades, and pipelines have a highly symbolic political value. In

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Do Russian women bathe in the burkini? cultural

Do Russian women bathe in the burkini?   Wearing a Muslim swimsuit is not common among Russian followers of Islam: They prefer to bathe dressed in ordinary clothes, covering the entire body, or in bathing suits. However, in one part

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Iran, Russia ink 1 billion dollar oil rig deal Energy

Iran, Russia ink 1 billion dollar oil rig deal   Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady and an Iranian company have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling rigs for oil and gas exploration in the Persian Gulf.  The deal

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Socar Joins New Adriatic Pipe Project Energy

Socar Joins New Adriatic Pipe Project   Four western Balkans nations signed a memorandum of understanding with Azerbaijan state Socar on co-operation on building the Ionian Adriatic pipeline (IAP) on the sidelines of a Dubrovnik forum 25-26 August. The

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Iran pursues rail link to Caucasus states Investment

Iran pursues rail link to Caucasus states   Deputy road minister has announced that Qazvin-Rasht railroad, upon completion, will connect Iran to Caucasus countries. Ali Nourzad, Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development, deemed Qazvin-Rasht railway as

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Is Putin the new Stalin? Political and military events

Is Putin the new Stalin? ‘Tom’ thinks Vladimir Putin is the new Josef Stalin. As he’s never been to Russia, his views surely reflect the power of a Western media narrative which continuously demonizes the Russian President. Last week, an optician from

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Iran, Italy to coop. on Tehran-Chalus highway Investment

Iran, Italy to coop. on Tehran-Chalus highway   Deputy road minister has announced Iran’s collaboration with an Italian company for the architectural design of Tehran-Chalus highway. Speaking at a meeting with representatives of the Italian company responsible for

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Iran, Russia to boost Ruble-Rial swap Investment

Iran, Russia to boost Ruble-Rial swap   Vice chairman of Iran-Russian Chamber of Commerce has called for currency swap to further develop volume of the two countries' trade exchanges. Ghadir Ghiafeh touched upon the banking cooperation agreement between

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6 reasons to visit culturally-rich Iran Tourism

6 reasons to visit culturally-rich Iran   While Iran often finds itself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, intrepid globetrotters consistently sing the country’s praises, calling it a surprisingly welcoming destination with plenty of untouched treasures to discover. The

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Iran central part of Silk Road Investment

Iran central part of Silk Road   Austrian President of International Institute for Peace (IIP) has said Chinese effort to revive classical Silk Road is unlikely to incite animosity from European countries. Payman Yazdani of Mehr News International

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NICO, Total to sign oil swap contract Energy

NICO, Total to sign oil swap contract   Iran’s Naftiran Intertrade Company Sàrl (NICO) and France’s Total S.A. Company have agreed on sealing an oil swap deal. Naftiran Intertrade Company Sàrl (NICO), a Swiss-based subsidiary of the National

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SOCAR to ink contract on prospective structure in Caspian Energy

SOCAR to ink contract on prospective structure in Caspian   Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and Malaysia’s Petronas signed a memorandum of understanding on exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons at a block in the prospective offshore structure Goshadash, SOCAR said

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Crewboat Delivered to Caspian Marine Investment

Crewboat Delivered to Caspian Marine   Muslim Magomayev, the first of this design developed by Incat Crowther, was built by Incat Tasmania and delivered to CMS in 2014. Both Muslim Magomayev and Rashid Behbedov are engineered for the Ampelmann walk-to-work system,

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Iran to Import Salmon From Russia Fishing

Iran to Import Salmon From Russia   Tehran will purchase salmon from Russia, a high-ranking Iranian official announced. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iran is going to import salmon from Russia, country’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Ali Akbar Mehrfard said on Wednesday. "Some species of

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EBRD Backs Bulgaria's Plans for Gas Hub in Varna Energy

EBRD Backs Bulgaria's Plans for Gas Hub in Varna The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is prepared to back Bulgaria's plans for a regional natural gas hub and will support the project financially if it proves viable, the bank's

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Libraries of Iran and Russia ink MOU cultural

Libraries of Iran and Russia ink MOU   The National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) and the Russian State Library have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance bilateral cultural cooperation. The MOU was inked on Thursday by

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Iran, Russia to build 4 thermal power plants Energy

Iran, Russia to build 4 thermal power plants   Iran and Russia authorities have emphasized implementation of the Green Corridor customs and the need to finalize the contract for construction of four thermal power plants. Iran's Ambassador to

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Azerbaijan, BP to continue realizing joint projects Energy

Azerbaijan, BP to continue realizing joint projects   Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company and British BP seek to continue implementation of joint projects in the Caspian Sea.   The realization of joint projects by the two companies, as well as the current level of

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Azerbaijan, Russia eye to expand flights network Tourism

Azerbaijan and Russia intend to expand the network of flights, which are currently carried out in six directions between the two countries, Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia Valery Korovin

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Chabahar: Gateway to North- South Corridor Investment

IIKSS- India has carved a new geopolitical beginning in the Persian Gulf region putting Chabahar in the grand canvas of India’s geo-economic calculus in the emerging Asian architecture. She has kept her American partnership vibrant while opening a

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Dubai hosts Kazakhstan trade mission Investment

IIKSS - Dubai hosted a trade mission of Kazakhstani producers organized by the Kazakh Agency for Export and Investment KAZNEX INVEST, Ministry for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Dubai with

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Iran-Azerbaijan Rail Linkup in a Month Investment

IIKSS - The railroads of Iran and Azerbaijan will be connected in a month, according to Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi. The two country’s rail networks will be linked via a 10-km route connecting the

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Iran, Germany ink transportation deals Investment

IIKSS - Iran, Germany ink transportation dealsThe agreements were signed by Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi and German Minister of Transportation Alexander Dobrindt here in Tehran. They also agreed to form a work group

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Azerbaijan Delegation Attends Joint Business Forum Investment

IIKSS- Azerbaijan’s Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev entered Ardebil Province in northwest Iran on Wednesday to take part in a business forum. Heading a 50-member economic delegation, the minister discussed ways of expanding transactions with Iran, particularly in

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Iranian, Kazakh provinces ink agricultural MoU Investment

IIKSS- Head of Gorgan Chamber of Commerce said a cooperation agreement has been inked in agriculture sector between Iran’s Golestan province and Kyzylorda Region of Kazakhstan. Ramezan Bahrami said the newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertained to extra-territorial

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China’s strategy in the Caucasus Investment

IIKSS- When leaders of Azerbaijan and Georgia took part in a session titled “The Silk Road Effect” at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, they were predictably eager to promote the importance of the China-led Silk Road

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China Opens New Rail Link With Iran Investment

Beijing has officially opened its new train route to Iran, as the US urges its companies to wind down their operations with Tehran. As US President Donald Trump hardens his confrontational attitude to Tehran, tearing up the 2015 nuclear

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Iran, Russia banks sign refinance agreement Investment

Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) and Moscow MirBusiness Bank on Sunday inked a short-term refinance agreement to promote imports of necessary goods, Irna reported. EDPB and Moscow MirBusiness Bank signed contract worth €10 million; the agreement will help

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Power Supply From Russia to Iran Should Start in 2019 Energy

The first trial-based  electricity supplies from Russia to Iran via the Russia-Azerbaijan-Iran  "North-South" energy corridor are expected to start in 2019, Russia’s Energy Ministry said in a statement following the results of the first meeting of a trilateral working group on linking

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