THE EARLY BIRDS

ECONOMY | FOCUS: 5 BIG FIRMS REAP REWARDS IN IRAN

Iran has become a leading emerging market over the past year and a half since the P5+1+EU group—the US, UK, China, Russia, France, and Germany—put an end to a decade of punitive economic sanctions.

MASHUP IN MASHHAD

DIPLOMACY | FOCUS: IRAN'S SECOND CITY PROFFERS CANDIDATE

Home to some 2.8 million inhabitants, Mashhad is thought to host nearly 20 million pilgrims a year who flock to the Imam Reza shrine.

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A WIDE BERTH

TRANSPORT | FOCUS: IRAN'S CHABAHAR PORT ENTERS NEW PHASE

Conflicting geopolitical interests in the region are enabling Iran to vastly expand and develop Chabahar Port.

AREA OF INFLUENCE

TRANSPORT | FOCUS: RUSSIA AZERBAIJAN AND IRAN AGREE TARIFF CUT

In a new major step forward for the promotion of its planned International North-South Transport Corridor, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Iran have agreed on a 50% transit tariff reduction.

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