Iran's Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ahmad Erfanian met the Chief Executive Officer of Zimbabwe's National Trade Development and Promotion Organization Sithembile Pilime on Wednesday to discuss ways to develop trade between the two countries.
An agreement to set up a free-trade area between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will establish the basis for further growth in trade with Russia, which grew by about 80 percent in 2016, said Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Mehdi Sanaei.
British Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Wednesday he had commissioned work from his department to look at how to normalize “effective payment channels” with Iran to try to open up trading opportunities.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that forecasts of a hard landing for the world's second largest economy should stop, though domestic and external risks remain and meeting the target of 6.5 percent growth for this year won't be easy.
Stronger than expected fourth quarter growth in Singapore driven by improved global demand led economists to upgrade their 2017 projections for the Southeast Asian city state, an official survey of forecasters showed on Wednesday.