Iran Investment Potential over $3.5 Trillion

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif said given the myriad of investment opportunities in various economic sectors, Iran has the potential to attract more than $3.5 trillion worth of investments over the next two decades.

Financial Tribune – Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif said given the myriad of investment opportunities in various economic sectors, Iran has the potential to attract more than $3.5 trillion worth of investments over the next two decades.

 “Iran’s 80-million young, educated population and its exceptional geopolitical position in the Middle East due to the country’s investment opportunities in sectors like oil, petrochemicals, transportation, urban development, agriculture and information technology offer the right set of circumstances for regional and international investors to benefit from significant amount of added value and economic gains by partaking in those projects,” he said.

Seif made the statements during an address to the Meeting of Central Banks and Monetary Authorities of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member Countries held on September 21-22 in Bodrum, Turkey, CBI’s official website reported.

A study carried out by global consultancy firm McKinsey in 2016 had predicted a $1 trillion increase in Iran’s output over the next 20 years, translating into a 1% growth for the world economy.

According to the research firm, Iran will need to improve productivity and upgrade its industrial infrastructure to be able to attract domestic and foreign investments.

Sep 24, 2017
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