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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: 16th Aug 2018). Note: ISX will be closed starting from Aug. 21, 2018 to Aug. 26, 2018 due to the religious holiday of Eid Al-Adha. The next session will be held on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Please click here to download a table […]

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Iraqi Compliance with Iran Sanctions will “Damage Iraq’s Economy”

By John Lee. A former under-secretary at Iraq’s Ministry of Finance has said that  ministry has said that US sanctions on Iran will impact trade activity between Iraq and Iran and, should they persist, they will damage Iraq’s economy. Fadhil Nabi told Rudaw: “America’s sanctions on Iran will have impact on trade exchange and activity […]

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German Companies Encouraged to Invest in Kurdistan

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the new Consul General of Germany to the Kurdistan Region, Ms. Barbara Wolf and her accompanying delegation. In the meeting, which was also attended by Kurdistan Regional Government’s representative in Germany, Mr. Dilshad Barzani, Consul General Wolf thanked the KRG for its assistance to the German Consulate General in Erbil. […]

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Will Riyadh-Tehran Rivalry kill Kurdistan Investment Drive?

By Fazel Hawramy for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Will Riyadh-Tehran rivalry kill Iraqi Kurdistan’s investment drive? Iraqi Kurdistan, facing an acute financial crisis, has a newfound opportunity to attract desperately needed foreign investment from Saudi Arabia, but regional tensions between Tehran and Riyadh […]

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Iraq to Easy Entry Visas for Investors

The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. It approved funding to support the implementation of measures to improve public services, with a focus on electricity supply, water, health and education. It also discussed a range of policies to encourage foreign investment, and […]

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Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 9th Aug 2018). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD743 (-1.0%) / $797 (-1.0%) (weekly change) (-8.4% and -4.6% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

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New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced new investment opportunities in Iraq: Glass production, State Company for Glass and Refractories Industry (SCGR) Drugs and Medical Appliances (Samarra), State Company for Drugs and Medical Appliances (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

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Market Review: “Frenzies and Market Bottoms”

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. The market, as measured by the RSISUSD index, marked an important bottom in July as part of a likely bottoming process. The multi-month bank selling shifted […]

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Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 2nd Aug 2018). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD751 (-5.1%) / $806 (-5.1%) (weekly change) (-7.4% and -3.6% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

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Understanding Iraq’s Debt

By John Lee. The Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies has just published a new report from our Expert Blogger Ahmed Tabaqchali. Entitled “Understanding Iraq’s debt: An overview of its status, outlook and origins“, the report argues that much of that debate about Iraq’s debt is out of context, mixes loosely related facts and figures […]

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Iraq Stock Market Jumps 15% in 1 Week

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 26th July 2018). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD792 (+15.1%) / $849 (+15.1%) (weekly change) (-2.4% and -1.6% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

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New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced new investment opportunities in Iraq: Sugar production, General Company for Food Products Tyre production, State Company for Rubber Industries and Tyres (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

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