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Iran Proposes Visa-Free Regime with Iraq, Trade in Own Currencies

Iran’s first vice-president put forward a proposal to lift visa requirements for the Iranian and Iraqi travelers, and also called for trade exchanges between the two countries using their own currencies, namely rial and dinar. Addressing a meeting of high-ranking delegations from Iran and Iraq, attended by the visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and […]

Currency Auction Results, 7th June

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 35 banks and 10 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Wednesday. A total of $152,560,881 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

IMF reaches Agreement on Stand-By Arrangement with Iraq

IMF Team Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on Second Review of Stand-By Arrangement with Iraq The Iraqi authorities and an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team reached a staff-level agreement on the second review of the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) that was approved by the IMF Executive Board on July 7, 2016 (See Press Release No. 16/321). The SBA […]

Currency Auction Results, 6th June

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 35 banks and 9 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Tuesday. A total of $159,467,043 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

Currency Auction Results, 5th June

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 36 banks and 10 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Monday. A total of $157,268,429 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

IFC Launches First Institute of Directors in Iraq

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and its partners officially launched the first independent institute of directors in Iraq to promote principles of good corporate governance, boost transparency, and help attract more private investment. The Kurdistani Institute of Directors (KIoD) will be providing corporate governance services in Iraq and […]

A review of the Iraqi Equity Market for May 2017

By Ahmed Tabaqchali (pictured), CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The equity market, as measured by Rabee Securities’ RSISUSD index, followed the theme of the prior month with declines deepening on continuing low turnover, […]

Iraq Considers Massive Oil Hedge

By John Lee. The head of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) has reportedly suggested that Iraq is interested in creating an oil price hedging program that would lock in prices for future trades far in advance. Falah Al Amri is quoted as saying: “We will not rush. This is a long process … We […]

Currency Auction Results, 25th May

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 38 banks and 10 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Thursday. A total of $158,102,404 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

Currency Auction Results, 24th May

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 39 banks and 10 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Wednesday. A total of $150,321,047 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

Currency Auction Results, 23rd May

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 40 banks and 10 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Tuesday. A total of $154,598,421 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)