Iran’s 11-month steel products output rises 3.2%

03/18/2013

Over 16 million tons of steel products were manufactured in Iran during the first 11 months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2012-February 18, 2013), showing a 3.2 percent rise compared to the same period in the previous year, IRNA reported.

Iran holds 42.7% of total global Islamic banking assets

03/18/2013

KFH-Research issued a report that stated that Iran's Islamic banking assets contributed 42.7% of the total global Islamic banking assets in 2012, followed by PGCC (34.1%) and Malaysia (10.0%).

Iran non-oil exports hit $29.2b in 11 months despite bans

03/16/2013

Iran exported about $30 billion worth of non-oil commodities during the first eleven months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2012).

Foreign exchange student says he paid $4,000 to work at McDonald's

03/13/2013

A student from Argentina who came to the United States to do a work-study program says he was "exploited" and forced to work unreasonable hours.

Fake drugs targeted by Interpol

03/13/2013

Interpol has announced that it will team up with the pharmaceutical industry to tackle counterfeit prescription drugs.

Mexico telecommunications reform bill proposes shake up of TV, telephone markets

03/13/2013

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has sent a bill to Congress proposing sweeping reforms of the countries telecommunications industry that would give regulators power to crack down on monopolies and allow more foreign investment, the Associated Press reported.