Middle East Economic Survey
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Irans Seventh Parliament Blocks Economic Reforms In 2005-10 Plan
The conservative-dominated Iranian parliament on 15 August voted against key parts of economic reforms aimed at attracting foreign investment into the banking and energy sectors under the fourth five-year development plan (2005-10). Deputies of the seventh parliament, whose term began in May, voted against moves to privatize state-owned banks and...