Key Facts About Iran's Economy as Red Carpets Replace Sanctions

  • Budget based on $40 oil `optimistic,' says Tehran economist
  • Government must do more to stimulate local businesses

Francois Hollande welcomes Hassan Rouhani in Paris on Jan. 28.

Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Less than a fortnight after a decade of crippling economic sanctions on Iran ended, President Hassan Rouhani is being treated to red carpets, dinners with top CEOs and billion-dollar deals in Europe.

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