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Iranian labor market on path to gender transformation

WomensRights
Al-monitor —
 Iranian society has undergone tremendous change in past decades, with women continuously playing a role in this transformation. Indeed, Iranian women have long sought a more active presence in society, gradually distancing themselves from the cliche of being mothers or wives. Today, they make up almost 70% of university applicants and half of the graduates.


AUTHOR
Maysam Bizaer


Paired with an increase in economic hardship, more of Iran's young and educated female citizens have been seeking employment to support themselves and their families or to achieve financial independence from their male guardians.

"Women should be active and have plans for their lives. They must not wait for men to meet their financial

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Iran signs its biggest-ever car deal with France’s Renault

France
Washington Post—
 Iran's official news agency says two Iranian companies have signed the country's biggest-ever car deal with French multinational automobile manufacturer Groupe Renault to produce 150,000 cars, beginning in 2018.


IRNA says the deal was signed on Monday in Tehran.

The €660 million — or $778 million — deal follows the lifting of international sanctions after Iran's 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers.

It's expected to create about 3,000 jobs

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Iran's economy a 'masterpiece of structural ambiguity'

Iran
Al-monitor -
 The economy dominated Iran's recent presidential election. Hassan Rouhani, the incumbent, argued that integration into the global economy is the only path to prosperity and job creation, while his rivals accused his administration of having ignored the poor. Rouhani's opponents also promised to create millions of jobs,double the size of the economy and triple monthly cash payments to low-income families. In the end, most

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Russia's Gazprom, Iran's OIEC sign deal over oil fields

oil
PAyavdnNews -
 Russia's Gazprom has signed a cooperation agreement with an Iranian company over the development of two major oil fields in western Iran.  The agreement was signed with the Oil Industries' Engineering and Construction (OIEC), Iran's IRNA news agency reported.


The target oil fields would be Azar and Changuleh, Iran's most recent discoveries located in the western province of Lorestan. 

The cooperation agreement between Gazprom and OIEC was signed by the heads

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Iran Inks Rail Deal Worth 2.5 Billion Euros With Russia

Russia
PayavndNews -
 Iran and Russia signed a 2.5-billion Euro deal on joint manufacturing of passenger and cargo wagons in Iran, IRIB reported. The deal was inked between Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and Russia's largest manufacturer of locomotives and rail equipment, Transmashholding, in Tehran on Monday.



photo by Islamic Republic News Agency

Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Mohammadreza Nematzadeh and Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas

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