Mountainman: Do You Think These Rebuilt Economic ties w/ Europe have meaning.....???........IRAN Knows their FUTURE COMMERCE will Infuse
EUROPE which WHAT Many there Will Need.....
Especially as The JUNE BREXIT is 3 Weeks AWAY......Yes TIMING Indeed.....IMO
Blessings,Mountainman (8)=New Beginnings........for LATVIA........
Thunderhawk: Zarif wraps up tour of Europe
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrapped up his European tour to four countries in the north and eastern parts of the continent.
Zarif started his tour of Europe on Sunday evening from Poland, then Finland, Sweden and Latvia.
The Iranian foreign minister was accompanied by a 60-member delegation to in his tour of Europe.
Zarif voiced his satisfaction with his talks with senior Latvian officials, including his counterpart Edgars Rinkevics, during his stay here.
The Iranian foreign minister made the remarks in a joint press conference with his Latvian counterpart in Riga on Thursday afternoon.
Zarif thanked Rinkevics for his and his country's hospitality during his stay in Lativa.
Zarif pointed to the accompaniment of a 70-member trade delegation during his visit to Europe, including Latvia, and said that this issue shows the importance that Iran attaches to its relations with European countries.
'We reviewed the opportunities in different areas, including economics, banking relations, technology and culture,' the Iranian foreign minister added.
'We also discussed human rights issues; we can cooperate for improving the human rights conditions; we also regularly hold talks with the European Union on issues such as human trafficking and terrorism,' he said.
The Iranian foreign minister pointed to Iran-Latvia relations, and said, 'I had the honor to host the Latvian foreign minister in 2014; he was one of the first European ministers to visit Iran. On other hand, I also have the honor to I am the first Iranian official to visit Latvia after 95 years.'
Zarif said that Iran and Latvia have never cut their diplomatic relations; hence their diplomatic ties dates back to more than 95 years ago.
The Iranian foreign minister expressed the hope that his visit to Latvia will usher in a new chapter in relations of the two countries in different fields and in line with the interests of both countries.
Asked about the economic relations of the European countries with Iran in the post-sanctions era, Zarif responded that there were obstacles hindering the two countries' relations and it was illegal in our opinion, but now with the removal of sanctions they have also been lifted.
'Therefore, we can move ahead and there is much interest in this as well,' he added.
Mountainman: We have Seen Over and OVER Again How Countries and CORPORATIONS are NOT Stopping these Contract Deals w/Iran......
WHATEVER it takes is the Motto......So as IRAN Comes to What Everyone Knows will Be A Rise in the RIYAL......Press On.......Press on......IMO
Blessings,Mountainman (8)=New Beginnings.......for A REVEALING of the RIYAL........
Thunderhawk: Boeing says Iran can buy planes in euros
The announcement has been made by Marty Bentrott, Boeing’s vice-president for Middle East sales, on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual meeting in Dublin.
“There is plenty of opportunity still for Boeing,” he said, who himself has visited Tehran since the plane maker was granted permission to engage in commercial discussions.
“There is some very positive interest,” Gulf News has quoted the official as saying.
The media in late January quoted a top Iranian official in a report as saying that the country plans to purchase over 100 planes from Boeing.
The same report said that Iran’s order list from the American aviation giant included narrow-body 737s for domestic flights and two-aisle 777s for long-haul routes.
In January, Iran signed a major deal worth over $27 billion for the purchase of 118 planes from Airbus. The deal was signed during a landmark trip to Paris by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.
Bentrott added that the company has been talking with “more than” two Iranian carriers, including flag airline Iran Air, since February after the US government granted limited approval to Boeing to approach the Iranian market.
The approval allows Boeing to advise certain Iranian carriers of the technical capabilities of its aircraft, discuss the airline’s fleeting requirements and finalize general terms and conditions necessary to complete a transaction including on pricing, Gulf News added in its report.
However, the plane maker will have to apply to the US Treasury for a second license if it wants to complete any sale in what is seen as one of the last major untapped markets for new jets. Bentrott declined to say when Boeing could apply for the sale license. “We just have to make sure we follow all the appropriate guidelines,” he said.
Even if they receive that license, the plane maker is likely to face other obstacles to completing a deal. Boeing, and its rival Airbus, price their aircraft in the dollar. This is an issue for the plane makers because the US has so far continued to block Iran from accessing its financial systems and access to the dollar, Gulf News added.
“We’re going to have to figure out a way collectively for them to be able to finance the assets,” Bentrott said. “It’s no different for us that it is for Airbus.”
Asked if Boeing could sell its aircraft to Iranian airlines in an alternative currency such as the euro, Bentrott said “there is a number of different options that could be explored.”
Iran saw a series of draconian economic sanctions lifted in mid-January when a nuclear deal that it had sealed with the P5+1 – the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany – was eventually implemented.
Nevertheless, the American banks are still banned from dealing with Iran as part of an old US trade embargo that still remains in place. Accordingly, this is believed to have already effectively blocked any transactions with Iran which is based on US dollars because they would ultimately have to be cleared in the US.
Mountainman: With the MARKETS in Turmoil and A Future Major REPRICING Corporations are Seeing that Meeting Standards for their Clients Investment Returns are becoming Less and LESS as The New Reality Approaches......
MANY Still don't get WHY though.....Hangn Tough......Because You ain't SEEN Nothing YET......IMO
Blessings,Mountainman (8)=New Beginnings.....for A New Personal INVESTMENT STRATEGY.......
Backdoc: Alert By this metric, many dividends are now unsustainable
While some companies may be able to withstand a ratio that is over 100 percent or negative by cutting into their balance sheets, over the long term companies with modest ratios are more likely to make good on their payout promises going forward.
The overall picture is one of a market that is under pressure to sustain large dividends but is more likely to be missing the fundamentals. If revenues continue to slump and earnings growth falls, companies could abandon their dividends, leaving investors who leaned too heavily on high-dividend companies in the lurch. Even if economic indicators stay exactly where they are today, companies will steadily draw back those payments, Goldberg said in an interview.
"It's not going to take that much for these companies to acknowledge that they can't keep up with their dividends," Goldberg said. "I think investors who gorged on dividend stocks are in for a deeper pullback then they may have seen in previous cycles."
Like high buybacks, high dividends may be a sign that companies may be prioritizing short-term gains over long-term research and development. If a recession is looming, those companies may come to regret those decisions, Goldberg said.
"The problem I have with financial engineering is that it's a sugar high that wears off way too quickly, and it doesn't in my opinion often leave companies better off over the long term," he said. "Companies that didn't reinvest over the last 10 years are going to pay the price."