IMF Positive View of Iranian Economy

International Monetary Fund says Iran's economy grew by 3.2 % in 2011




by yolanda on

IMF praises Iran; S & P downgrades USA......Wow!


 Everyone please read

by vildemose on

 Everyone please read this response made perhaps by a member of intelligenisa in Iran in response to Fariba Amini's article/interview on the front page.

Worthless Speculation

by superiranian on


"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx


smell the rat? Even Islamist regime does not make such claims!

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

داريوش قنبري، سخنگوی فراکسيون اقليت مجلس ايران معتقد است: «هيچ زمان، حتی در دوران هشت سال جنگ ايران و عراق نيز، وضعيت معشيتی مردم تا اين اندازه بد نبوده و مردم در چنين تنگنای اقتصادی قرار نگرفته بودند.»



On the consequences of Subsidy Elimination by IR

by Hooshang Tarreh-Gol on

IR started to pay cash for Gas in December, but two months ago they announced that they will issue Energy Credit Cards, instead.

According to some reports IR's retreat, from "Goal Orientation of
Subsidies" (their euphemism for cutting back on social assistance) seems
to have been in reaction to the mass non-payment of energy bills by
poor and working class families.

One unforeseen result of taking away Energy Subsidies is how so many
small and mid-size bussineses have gone bankrupt and out of bussiness due
to their inability to pay the bill for electricity or gas, thus paving
the way for junk imports from China, India, flood Iranian markets
and further diminish Iranian made goods and industrial production in

Another unforeseen result of taking away subsidies could be the
overthrowing of IR itself: simply be creating a material base for
opposition to unite, a task no opposition group has been able to do. We
should all thank  IR for digging its own grave, by its own hands.


Iran attends NATO Meeting???WTH???

by vildemose on

Tehran Times Political Desk, TEHRAN – For the first time the Islamic Republic of Iran participated in a meeting of the Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which opened in La Maddalena, Italy yesterday and closes today >>> full text

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx


Iran's Economy

by fidelio5 on

is woefully Underdiversified with the vast majority of output derived from Energy.

The manufacturing base is feeble and dominated but inefficient state run factories.

The private sector is at best a crony capitalist system which discourages risk taking, enterprise and investment.

The only real economy in the Middle East is Turkey in my opinion. I dont even think Dubai has a really sound economy in the long run. Way too focused on financial services and tourism.
ALthough at least theyre TRYING to build a real economy with their oil wealth


3.2% is Nominal Rate

by fidelio5 on

Nominal meaning unadjusted for inflation.

Inflation has been a persistent problem in Iran due to heavy government involvement (even after the subsidy cuts)

3.2% growth is feeble considering inflation is probably running double digits.

said simply growth is NOT keeping up with inflation ... people are sadly becoming poorer in real terms


 IMF usually runs

by vildemose on

 IMF usually runs economies of most countries into the ground so they can be indebted to IMF for life...IMF is a parastic institution that destroyes lives, farms and indeginous cultures and markets.

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx


Economy is not everything.

by comments on

The only problem with IRI is the subject of human rights, which is almost everything to me. Economy in Iran has always grown since 20 years ago.  Twenty years ago if you sold your house you could have paid 2 months’ rent in here.  Now if one sells a house they could buy couple of houses in West (several houses in the US).  Economy cannot bring satisfaction by itself.

I try to target what brings value to Iranians, and I don't want to live in denial.  If we stay in denial, we are not able to see the big picture that we have always missed in our history. 


In the lack

by Arj on

In the absence of independant or even accurate state stats, IMF has relied on IRI's own stats (Ahmadinejad's, e.g. 11% unemployment and 14% inflation!) to calculate the GR!

Jeesh Daram

IMF's fornicators

by Jeesh Daram on

IMF (International Molesters & Fornicators) would need to take care of its internal issues with womanizers, fornicators and bribed arbitrators before it'll become able to revive its lost credibility  

It is indeed a shame that a country like Iran with so much oil and gas, gold and copper silver and precious commodities would have to rely on a $40 hand out (cash subsidies) in order to receive a blessing from the IMF.  A consumer-nation of real estate traders, making money from each other's misery and failure under a regime that has to rely on selling barrels of oil in exchange for eggs and wheat from those it calls its enemies 

IMF has no credibility and neither does the British embassy in Tehran that calls the shots and is the power broker of the regime

یکمشت خانم باز قهار فرانسوی بر ما مگوزید نشستن توی آی-ام-اف برای ما فتوی میدن. بگو بروند یک دوش بگیرند.  آدم همش که ادکلن نمیزنه، بوی گند خفه مون کرد

Maryam Hojjat

Here is the whole REPORT of IMF on

by Maryam Hojjat on

IRAN economy outlook. Please read 7 see it is depressing.



Here is another proof, the

by vildemose on

Here is another proof, the IRI is in the pocket of the MIC.

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx


Afshin jaan: The question is if ....

by Bavafa on

The West and its allies have any interest in the fall of IRI?

IRI has been very beneficial to the West and its allies so why bring them down?

And the second part of the question would be who to replace them with?

Democracy oriented regime in Iran will not be to the advantage of the West.

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



Raw data

by Fred on

For the past three years, the Central Bank of the Islamist Rapist Republic (IRR) has not published any official statistic of the leading economic indicators .

How on earth IMF has come up with this report is a mystery.



by afshin on