Iran General NewsFACTBOX: Foreign investment made in Iran from 2000-2007

FACTBOX: Foreign investment made in Iran from 2000-2007

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Reuters: Following is data on foreign investments in Iran made from major industrial countries between 2000 and 2007. (Reuters) – Following is data on foreign investments in Iran made from major industrial countries between 2000 and 2007.

The information was culled by the U.S.-based conservative think-tank American Enterprise Institute from corporate reports and Web sites, periodicals and other databases.

(Note: AEI values for numerous investments were not available so figures are likely higher.)

CHINA: at least $101.74 billion

Petrochemical, gas and oil – $96.7 billion

Banking, finance, export credit agencies – $620 million

Construction, power, energy – $3.38 billion

Military – not available

Transportation – $1.08 billion

Biggest reported project: $70 billion deal in 2004 with Sinopec to develop the Yadavaran gas field with others.

FRANCE: at least $29.9 billion

Petrochemical, gas and oil – $18.5 billion

Banking, finance, export credit agencies – $9.2 billion

Construction, power, energy – $1.15 billion

Telecommunications – $480 million

Transportation – $600 million

Biggest reported project: $4 billion deal in 2000 with Total and others for phases 9-12 of South Pars development.

GERMANY: at least $25.4 billion

Petrochemical, gas and oil – $9.82 billion

Banking, finance, export credit agencies – $2.14 billion

Construction, power, energy – $3.38 billion

Telecommunications – $245 million

Transportation – $9.86 billion

Biggest reported project: $9.14 billion deal in 2007 to construct a Maglev railway to connect Tehran and Mashad, builders unidentified.

ITALY: at least $24.7 billion

Petrochemical, gas and oil – $21 billion

Banking, finance, export credit agencies – $2.03 billion

Construction, power, energy – $1.45 billion

Transportation – $270 million

Biggest reported project: $3.8 billion deal in 2000 with ENI’s Agip and others for phases 4-5 of South Pars development.

JAPAN: at least $16.9 billion

Petrochemical, gas and oil – $9.33 billion

Banking, finance, export credit agencies – $5.9 billion

Construction, power, energy – $1.69 billion

Biggest reported project: $3 billion deal with Marubeni Corp and others in 2001 to oversee the purchase of crude oil as repayment for loan.

RUSSIA: at least $3.75 billion

Petrochemical, gas and oil – $1.6 billion

Construction, power, energy – $1 billion

Military – $700 million

Transportation – $450 million

Biggest reported project: $1.6 billion in 2000 with Gazprom for phases 2-3 of South Pars offshore gas development.

UNITED KINGDOM: at least $12.7 billion

Petrochemical, gas and oil – $10.3 billion

Banking, finance, export credit agencies – $2.44 billion

Telecommunications – $40 million

Biggest reported project: $4 billion in 2000 with BG and others for phases 9-12 of South Pars development.

UNITED STATES: at least $3.6 billion

Petrochemical, gas and oil – $3.6 billion

Biggest reported project: $2 billion in 2004 with Foster Wheeler and consortium for development of Iran’s first liquefied natural gas project.

SOURCE: American Enterprise Institute, www.aei.org/iraninteractive/

(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky, editing by Janet McBride)

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