۱۳۹۶ خرداد ۴, پنجشنبه

Iran Trip 2017


A little film I made of my travels in Iran with some of my friends. We experienced a wonderful country with wonderful people and amazing food. 
A journey we will never forget.

Everything was filmed on:
Sony Alpha 6000
Sigma 19mm 2.8DN

Do not go to iran


۱۳۹۵ آبان ۲۷, پنجشنبه

iran economy - The world factbook

Iran's economy is marked by statist policies, inefficiencies, and reliance on oil and gas exports, but Iran also possesses significant agricultural, industrial, and service sectors. The Iranian government directly owns and operates hundreds of state-owned enterprises and indirectly controls many companies affiliated with the country's security forces. Distortions - including inflation, price controls, subsidies, and a banking system holding billions of dollars of non-performing loans - weigh down the economy, undermining the potential for private-sector-led growth.
Private sector activity includes small-scale workshops, farming, some manufacturing, and services, in addition to medium-scale construction, cement production, mining, and metalworking. Significant informal market activity flourishes and corruption is widespread.
Fiscal and monetary constraints, following the expansion of international sanctions in 2012 on Iran's Central Bank and oil exports, significantly reduced Iran's oil revenue, forced government spending cuts, and sparked a sharp currency depreciation. Iran’s economy contracted for the first time in two decades during both 2012 and 2013, but growth resumed in 2014. Iran continues to suffer from high unemployment and underemployment. Lack of job opportunities has prompted many educated Iranian youth to seek employment overseas, resulting in a significant "brain drain."
In June 2013, the election of President Hasan RUHANI generated widespread public expectations of economic improvement and greater international engagement. Almost two years into his term, RUHANI has achieved some success, including reining in inflation and, in July of 2015, securing the promise of sanctions relief for Iran by signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the P5+1. The JCPOA, which severely limits Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for unfreezing Iranian assets and reopening Iran to international trade, should bolster foreign direct investment, increase trade, and stimulate growth. In spite of RUHANI’s efforts, Iran’s growth was tepid in 2015, and significant economic improvement resulting from sanctions relief will take months or years to materialize.

۱۳۹۵ آبان ۲۳, یکشنبه

Economy of Iran

The economy of Iran is a mixed and transition economy with a large public sector. Some 60 percent of the economy is centrally planned.[16][17] It is dominated by oil and gas production, although over 40 industries are directly involved in the Tehran Stock Exchange, one of the best performing exchanges in the world over the past decade.[18][19] With 10 percent of the world's proven oil reserves and 15 percent of its gas reservesIran is considered an "energy superpower".[20][21][22][23]
It is the world's eighteenth largest by purchasing power parity (PPP) and twenty-nine by nominal gross domestic product. The country is a member of Next Eleven because of its high development potential.[19][24][25][26] A unique feature of Iran's economy is the presence of large religious foundations called Bonyad, whose combined budgets represent more than 30 percent of central government spending.[27]
Price controls and subsidies, particularly on food and energy,[28][29] burden the economy. Contraband, administrative controls, widespread corruption,[30][31] and other restrictive factors undermine private sector-led growth.[32] The legislature in late 2009 passed the subsidy reform plan. This is the most extensive economic reform since the government implemented gasoline rationing in 2007[32]
Most of the country's exports are oil and gas, accounting for a majority of government revenue in 2010.[33] Oil export revenues enabled Iran to amass well over $100 billion in foreign exchange reserves as of 2010.[34][35] Iran ranked first in scientific growth in the world in 2011 and has one of the fastest development in telecommunication globally.[36][37]
Due to its relative isolation from global financial markets, Iran was initially able to avoid recession in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis.[38] However, following new sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program, the Iranian rial fell to a record low of 23,900 to the US dollar in September 2012.[39][40][41][42]
Exports aided self-sufficiency and domestic investment, although double-digit unemployment and inflation remain problematic.[43] Iran's educated populationhigh human development, constrained economy and insufficient foreign and domestic investment prompted an increasing number of Iranians to seek overseas employment, resulting in a significant "brain drain".[32][44][45][46]