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Iran’s H1 pistachios exports to Europe at €48m

TASNIM – The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) said Iran exported €48 million worth of pistachios to the European Union in the first six months of 2023 (January-June), showing a 39 percent decline compared with the same period last year.
Iran had exported over €78.6 million worth of pistachios to the European Union from January to June 2022. According to the report, Iran’s shelled pistachio exports to Europe from January to June 2023 reached €15.7 million, registering a 50 percent decline compared to the corresponding period last year.

Iran to
inaugurate agricultural projects

IRIB NEWS – Iranian Agriculture Minister Mohammad-Ali Nikbakht said that 2,300 agricultural projects, with a total investment of about $492 million, will be inaugurated across the country by August 30.
According to Nikbakht, most of the projects will be operational in less privileged regions of the country. Projects related to water and soil have the lion’s share.

‘ECB must gauge digital euro impact on banks
before launch’

REUTERS – The European Central Bank needs to measure the impact of the digital euro on the euro zone’s banking system before any final decision on its potential launch, said Spain’s Deputy Central Bank Governor Margarita Delgado.
The ECB is due to decide in October whether to push ahead with a digital euro, which aims to tackle a shortage of European payment service providers.


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