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Opportunity for UAE Business: Key Iraqi Ministers come to Conference

Rebuilding Iraq is central to the agenda of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) autumn conference at The Address, Dubai Marina on 12th November. The opportunity for businesses in the region to engage in Iraq is reflected by the attendance of a number of high profile Iraqi Ministers: from Electricity, Transport, Oil, Construction and Housing, […]

Japan Lends $502m to Iraq for Development

JICA to Support Reconstruction in Power Supply and Iraqi Government’s Fiscal Reforms: Signing of Two Japanese ODA Loan Agreements for Iraq The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Iraqi Government have signed two loan agreements at Ministry of Finance in Baghdad. These two ODA (Official Development Assistance) loans, amounting to JPY 57,220 million (approximately […]

CBI directs Banks to implement SWIFT Standards

The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has directed all Iraqi banks to adopt user protection standards approved by SWIFT before the end of 2017. The bank explained that the standards of the 16-user protection network can be summed up by the need to restrict access to the Internet, separate sensitive systems from the overall IT environment, […]

IBBC Autumn Conference 2017: ‘Together We Build Iraq’

IBBC Autumn Conference 2017: ‘Together We Build Iraq’ 12 November 2017, The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is pleased to invite you to the IBBC Autumn Conference at The Address Hotel Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday 12 November 2017. This years’ event follows IBBC’s successful inaugural conference of 2016 held in […]

PM Pushes for Budget Cuts

By John Lee. Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has chaired a meeting to review the draft general budget for 2018. At the meeting, which was attended by a number of senior officials from the Ministry of Finance, he stressed the importance of reducing operating expenses to ensure that salaries, pensions and social protection benefits can […]

CBI Stops Dollar Sales, Foreign Currency Transfers to Kurdistan

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) announced on Tuesday that it will block foreign currency transfers to Iraqi Kurdistan, and stop selling dollars to four major Kurdish banks. The decision part of an effort to put pressure on Iraqi Kurdistan after its population voted overwhelmingly in favour of breaking away from Iraq […]

IMF Staff Concludes Visit on Iraq

The Iraqi authorities and the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held discussions in Amman from September 17 to 28, 2017 on the third review of Iraq’s 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). The IMF Executive Board approved the SBA on July 7, 2016 (See Press Release No. 16/321), and completed the second review on August […]

Which Countries offer a Passport without Migrating?

Advertising Feature By Veronica Cotdemiey, CEO of Citizenship Invest. Citizenship with no commotion: Which countries offer a passport without migrating? The vast majority of people believe that the process of obtaining a second citizenship or another nationality is long and tedious. Most look to countries such as the US, Canada, Australia and the UK, along […]

Central Bank runs course on Combating Money Laundering

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has organized a course on combating money laundering, terrorism financing, compliance and risk management. The course was held from 17th to 20th September at the Central Bank building, under the supervision of the banking studies center. Sixty-one employees from government, private banks and money transfer companies […]

World Bank gives $200m for Stability in Liberated Areas

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs announced that the World Bank has allocated $200 million to implement an emergency project to support stability in the liberated areas. An official spokesman for the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs stated: “The World Bank has allocated $200 million for the implementation of the emergency project to […]