EghtesadOnline: The government’s decision to offer its stakes in several companies in the stock market and allow the so-called ‘Justice Shares’ to be tradable saved the bourse from a potential bubble burst, says Saeed Laylaz.
EghtesadOnline: Senior economic analyst Saeed Laylaz says there is no scientific evidence that the rise in gasoline prices would definitely have an inflationary impact.
EghtesadOnline: A prominent Iranian economist said tax revenues would become a dependable source of income for the country, if they increase to 12% of the gross domestic product in three to four years to reach 1,500 to 2,000 trillion rials ($37.5-50 billion) per annum.
EghtesadOnline: Corruption is the first challenge threatening Iran’s economy, prominent Iranian economist, Saeed Laylaz, has said in a write-up published by Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture’s news portal. “Although economists have repeatedly warned about this issue, I believe corruption in this country has snowballed out of control, leaving no way out. The fight against corruption should be set high on the agenda of the incoming government,” he added.
EghtesadOnline: A majority of Iranians chose to place their confidence in President Hassan Rouhani once again, as they believed the path his government took over the past four years was the right one, a prominent Iranian economist said.
EghtesadOnline: Globalization has rendered the mainstream thinking among Iran’s politicians obsolete. Iran needs to shift away from its traditional model of pushing for self-reliance in catering to all its needs and reduce state intervention.
EghtesadOnline: Measures adopted by the government of President Hassan Rouhani to fight corruption and bring about structural reforms are unprecedented in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s history, a prominent Iranian economist said.