AS THE PROVIDER of the only opportunity for foreign investors to participate in the Tehran Stock Exchange not via a state-owned company, Turquoise Partners has a unique insight into Irans financial fortunes. "Iran is one of the most attractive countries in the world in terms of its long-term potential," says Ramin Rabii, managing director of the firm, which is a boutique investment bank specializing in the Middle Eastern country.
"Iran is one of the most attractive countries in the world in terms of its long-term potential"
Ramin Rabii, Turquoise
He highlights three areas in particular. The first is the countrys demographic profile. With 70% of the population aged under 30 there is tremendous scope for a consumer boom in the next five to 10 years. Then there are the countrys natural resources. Iran is the worlds second-biggest producer of oil and gas. In addition, it is a big producer...