All tagged private sector
◢ Morteza Lotfi, the newly appointed head of SHASTA has recently announced a new effort for SHASTA to divest from a large portion of its portfolio, offering a second chance at the privatizations pursued a decade ago.
◢ But political barriers and a dearth of capital, particularly from foreign investors, risks rendering SHASTA's plan dead on arrival as Iran seeks to liberalize without crucial liquidity.
◢ New survey conducted by IranPoll in partnership with Bourse & Bazaar looks at Iranian attitudes towards economic reform and foreign investment with new detail
◢ Iranians demonstrate high degree of openness to foreign investment and the economic reforms necessary to facilitate that investment. But they want multinational companies to do more to localize their offerings effectively.
◢ As Henkel's recent moves show, investments can be made most quickly and with the largest economic impact in Iran's private sector.
◢ By targeting 100 private sector companies, with a maximum average transaction value of USD 100 million, just USD 10 billion could fundamentally change Iran's economy.
◢ As politicians and analysts consider the wisdom of offering Iran sanctions relief in exchange for restrictions on the country’s nuclear program, a key stakeholder group remains unaccounted for in the debate – the private sector.
◢ Private sector leaders can play three vital roles to help bring a brighter economic and political future to Iran— interlocutors, stewards, and creators.
◢ Access to finance is crucial for Iran's economic reboot, but Iran's markets are still ill equipped to accept new foreign capital.
◢ New securities need to be created in order to attract investors to Iran with a better risk/reward profile.