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COSIT: Unemployment and Poverty Drop in Iraq

Poverty and unemployment levels have fallen noticeably in Iraq during the recent few years, the Central Organization for Statistics and Information Technology (COSIT) said in a report on Sunday. “Covering all Iraqi provinces, a 2008 survey that has been conducted in accordance with recommendations from the International Labor Organization (ILO) has shown that unemployment rates […]

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Delegation from 40 French Companies in Baghdad

A delegation comprised of representatives of 40 French companies has visited the Baghdad Investment Commission to become updated on investment opportunities in the capital. “The commission and the delegation have discussed means of furthering mutual cooperation…,” according to a statement released by Baghdad’s provincial council and received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The housing, industrial […]

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Anbar Official Says 2010 Budget for Province is Insufficient

The head of Anbar’s provincial council on Saturday said that it has received a budget of nearly $1.153 U.S. dollars for next year, adding that it is not enough to finance projects in the province. “The council will inform the ministries of finance and planning of its objection to the lack of financial allocations,” Jassem […]

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CBI Dollar Sales Up by 55% on Thursday

The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) dollar sales rose by 55% to reach $227.190 million in its daily auction on Thursday, compared to $155.251 million during the previous session. “The demand hit $16.480 million in cash, covered at exchange rate of 1,170 Iraqi dinars per dollar, and $210.710 million in foreign transfers outside the country, […]

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3 Arab & Foreign Companies Wish to Invest in Karbala

Three delegations of Arab and foreign companies have visited Karbala to implement investment projects in it, a media spokesman for Karbala investment commission said on Wednesday. “The delegations visited the city to be acquainted with the investment opportunities and its needs,” Raed al-Asali told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The companies are; a Bahraini interested in […]

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Conference in Turkey on Investment Opportunities in Basra

A delegation from Basra province headed on Tuesday to Turkey to attend a conference next Thursday on investment opportunities in the southern province, an official source said. “The delegation is chaired by Governor Sheltagh Aboud and includes a number of the local council,” Mahmoud al-Taan, the official of the industrial development committee, told Aswat al-Iraq news […]

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Iraq Ministry of Trade to receive $1bn loan

The Iraqi Ministry of Finance has announced that it will loan the Ministry of Trade $1bn to secure its needs. A statement issued by Finance’s media office, said” Minister of Finance al- Zubeidi ordered Iraqi Bank for Trade to loan the Ministry of Trade with $1bn to pay the dues of tradesmen and settling their […]

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Kurdish PM and Iraq Finance Minister Tackle Outstanding Issues

The Prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Barham Saleh, has received the Iraqi minister of finance, Bayan Jabr, to discuss pending issues between Baghdad and Arbil, an official statement said on Tuesday. “The visit has been devoted to outstanding financial issues between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG),” read the statement that […]

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Finance Minister to Visit Kurdistan

The Iraqi minister of finance, Bayan Jabr, will soon arrive in the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan, Arbil, to meet with the regional premier and officials, an informed source said on Monday. “The minister is expected to meet with the prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Dr. Barham Saleh, and other officials,” a media […]

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Budget Should Be Ready 3 Months Ahead of FY – Think-tank

The government should submit the budget three months before the beginning of fiscal year (FY), the Iraqi Institute for Economic Reform recommended on Saturday. “The recommendations will be submitted to government and parliament to adopt them,” Manaf al-Saaigh, the Institute’s director, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the recommendations stressed that international transparency […]

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Iraq VP Urges Civil Society Organizations to Help Achieve Sustained Development

Iraq Vice President Adel Abdulmahdi has stressed the role of civil society organizations in achieving a long-term sustained development in the country. This came during his speech at a development conference held in Diwaniya, which was attended by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “Cash and financial capabilities must be developed to achieve a real sustained development […]

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10 Thousand Part-time Jobs during Election

The Iraqi Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs announced that 10,000 part-time jobs have been offered in coordination with the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) in Iraq. A source from the Ministry told Aswat al-Iraq news agency that the information presented by each unemployed candidate has been checked by the Ministry.

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