International Economy - سلام بازار fa Russia Wants Siberia to Launch Cooperation with Iran’s Yazd Province TEHRAN (FNA)- Representative of the Russian Federation’s Siberia Zone and Russian consul-general in Iran called for strong cooperation between Siberia and Yazd province. 25 37 Iran’s Non-Oil Exports Surpass $9.7bln in 1Q TEHRAN (SBNG)- Iran’s non-oil exports exceeded $9.7 billion in the first quarter of the current Iranian year (started March 21) irrespective of the US-led western sanctions imposed against the country, customs data showed on Monday. 25 37 Pound Falls Second Week Versus Dollar as King Says Economy Weak The pound dropped for a second week against the dollar as Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said the economy was “too weak to be satisfactory,” underpinning bets the central bank will keep monetary policy loose 25 37 Chinese Military Delegation Due to Arrive in Moscow TEHRAN (SBNG)- A Chinese military delegation headed by Chief of the General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army of China General Fang Fenghui is to arrive in Moscow Sunday on a working visit , the press and information service of the Russian Ministry of Defense said 25 37 Official: Foreign Investment in Iran Growing despite Boycotts TEHRAN (SBNG)- Foreign investment in Iran increased to $4.8bln last year, which shows that the Western sanctions have been ineffective, Iran's Deputy Economy Minister Behrouz Alishiri announced 25 37 Transit of goods via Iran up 11% TEHRAN SBNG – Iran's deputy minister of roads and urban development says over 3.39 million tons of commodities were transited through Iran during the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2013), which is an 11 percent rise compared to the same three-month period in the previous year. 25 37 Iran's textile, shoe, leather and carpet exports totaled $1.550b in 2012 TEHRAN (SBNG)- Iran's textile, shoe, leather and carpet exports totaled $1.550b in 2012, weighing over 212,000 tons, said Managing Director of Textile and Clothing Department of Iran's Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade Nematollah Mardani 25 37 UN Report Confirms FDI Growth in Iran TEHRAN (SBNG)- The foreign direct investment (FDI) in Iran recorded a 17-percent increase in 2012 as compared to the year before that, a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) disclosed 25 37 Iran Attends Gas Cartel Meeting in Moscow TEHRAN SBNG-Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi has arrived in Moscow to take part in the ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in the Russian capital 25 37 Japan's oil imports from Iran double despite western embargo TEHRAN(SBNG)-Japan’s crude imports from Iran more than doubled in May from a year earlier despite the western sanctions against the country 25 37 Iran second biggest FDI receiver in 2012 TEHRAN(SBNG)-Iran ranked as the second biggest receiver of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in southern Asia in 2012, said a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD 25 37 IME's weekly trade totals over 300,000 tones TEHRAN (SBNG)-More than 368,000 metric tones of different products was traded in Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) trading floors over last week. 25 37