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Iraq Business News brings you the latest news of investments in Iraq, highlighting the many opportunities that exist.

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 17th October 2019). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD649 (+0.4%) / $698 (+0.4%) (weekly change) (-1.5% and -1.7% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

Iraq’s Credit Profile “Constrained”

By John Lee. Iraq’s (Caa1 stable) credit challenges include very weak institutions and governance that limit policy effectiveness, constrain the government’s capacity to respond to external and domestic shocks and weigh on economic competitiveness, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report this week. It says last year’s improvement in the fiscal and external balances was […]

Top Mountain, USAID launch Business Incubator

Top Mountain in partnership with USAID is launching a business incubator and employment program. The goal of the program is to promote economic growth and increase employment opportunities to support minorities from Ninewa targeted by ISIS. Program activities will focus on achieving three core objectives designed to support this goal. Firstly, outreach campaigns will be […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 10th October 2019). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD647 (+1.9%) / $695 (+1.9%) (weekly change) (-1.9% and -2.1% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

Market Review: “The Economy, the Protests and the Govt”

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, 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. Market Review: “The Economy, the Protest Movement and the Government” In early October Iraq, Baghdad in particular, erupted in massive demonstrations, that at the time […]

Iraqi Chief Justice to examine Barriers to Investment

On Tuesday 1st October the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) was pleased to host a roundtable discussion chaired by IBBC President Baroness Nicholson with His Excellency, Chief Justice Faiq Zidan, who was visiting the United Kingdom as guest of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The meeting was attended by several IBBC member representatives including from […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 3rd October 2019). Note: The government declared a curfew on Thursday in Baghdad. There was no internet and the stock market was closed. Next trading day will be on Sunday, October 6. Please click here to download a table of listed companies and […]

China’s CITIC may Finance Iraqi Projects

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Finance has met with China’s state-owned investment company CITIC Bank to discuss the financing of projects in Iraq. Minister Fuad Hussein held talks with CITIC Bank chairman Chang Zhenming, in the presence of the Iraqi governors, transport minister, and electricity minister. The projects are said to include rail […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 26th September 2019). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD630 (+2.4%) / $678 (+2.4%) (weekly change) (-4.4% and -4.5% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

The 5 Challenges to Tech Entrepreneurship in Iraq

By Alice Bosley and Patricia Letayf, Co-Founders of Five One Labs. At Five One Labs, we work with idea or early-stage entrepreneurs from diverse communities to launch scalable, innovative businesses. We’ve had the privilege to work with tech startups like Dada, PHARX, Khanoo and more, and deeply understand the struggles that entrepreneurs who pursue apps, […]