Negative GDP in Iran. Forecast Says Sharp Drop In Iran’s Economic Growth Rate

The Iranian Parliament’s Research Center has forecast two dystopian economic growth rates for Iran by the end of the Iranian year (March 20, 2019) as a result of the U.S. pull-out from the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Based on these two scenarios, the center’s forecast for Iran’s economic growth rate in the next year (March 2019-March 2020) would be between -3.8 percent and -5.5 percent.
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Iran Considers Rationing, Distributing Food Coupons, As Sanctions Bite Harder

Iran may be considering a plan to ration foodstuffs and other essential commodities, according to reports of developments at the Iranian Parliament.

On September 2, the parliament approved the double-urgency of a bill that calls on the government to import essential commodities and sell the goods to the nation at subsidized prices at cooperatives and state-owned shops, said the parliament’s website.
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If I walked into Starbucks wearing an “Ex-Catholic” T-shirt you know damned well I wouldn’t be thrown out! Ex-Muslim Customers Expelled From Starbucks For Their T-Shirts. Former Muslims Are Targeted For Discrimination and Death Across the World

An ex-Muslim Syrian woman was booted from a Texas Starbucks for wearing a t-shirt identifying herself as an ex-Muslim. Former Muslims are targeted for discrimination and death across the world. That it would happen in America is unconscionable.
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On the road to … Zimbabweville: South Africa Slides Into Recession For The First Time Since 2009

With South Africa reeling amid concerns of land expropriation, the rand tumbling amid broad emerging market fears and the local economy pressured by collapsing consumer spending, moments ago the Pretoria-based Statistics South Africa announced that Q2 GDP contracted at a 0.7% annualized rate, missing expectations of a 0.6% increase, and together with the sharp drop in Q1 GDP, South Africa has now officially entered its first recession since 2009.
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