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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: 21st Dec 2017). Note: ISX will be closed from December 26, 2017 to January 1, 2018 due to the end-of-year closing operations. The next session will be held on Jan. 2, 2018. Please click here to download a table of listed companies and […]

Young Iraqis learn Innovative Development Tools

Over 300 participants, mostly youth, gathered in Baghdad on 12-14 October 2017 to participate in UNDP’s Innovation for Development workshop. Design Thinking and Lean Start-up methodologies were introduced as innovative tools to identify local development challenges and find solutions linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Iraq has adopted in early 2016. Design Thinking is […]

Iraqi Encourages French Companies to Invest

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has hosted a meeting in Baghdad with the French Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, confirming the significance of the economic and financial relations between the two countries. Both sides expressed hopes for major cooperation in all sectors, including oil, industrial, agricultural, commercial, […]

Genel Energy attempts to Refinance Bonds

Genel Energy has announced that it has instructed the trustee for the GENEL01 bonds (ISIN: NO 001 0710 882) (‘GENEL01’ or ‘the Bonds’) to summons a bondholders’ meeting to resolve a refinancing of the existing Bonds. The Company proposes to refinance GENEL01 through a partial early redemption and debt reduction by replacing the existing Bond Agreement […]

November Market Review: Tentative Recovery

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 dog days of the summer extended from October into the first 10 days of November, as the 40 day Arba’een pilgrimage came to […]

Investment Opportunity: State Company for Steel Industries

By John Lee. Iraq’s State Company for Steel Industries, which is owned by the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, has announced an investment opportunities to participate in the management and production of the following projects in accordance with the requirements fixed in the investment profiles: Sandwich Panel production Built-up sections and bridge girders production Metal […]

Iraq plans New Bond Issue in 2018

By John Lee. Following Iraq’s successful return to the bond markets earlier this year, it is now reportedly planning a $2 billion sovereign bond issue in 2018. The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), Dr. Ali Mohsen Ismail Al-Allaq [Alak] (pictured), told Reuters that the plan is currently awaiting parliamentary approval. He added […]

Iraq Stock Market ends week 6.3% Up

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 16th Nov 2017). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD815 (+6.3%) / $838 (+6.6%) (weekly change) (-15.1% and -11.6% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]