The Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX) will be closed from September 9-13 due to the Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Fitr. Trading will resume on September 14. Border crossings and airports in Kurdistan will remain open.
Iraq Business News brings you the latest news of investments in Iraq, highlighting the many opportunities that exist.
Last month, Central Bank of Iraq governor Al-Shibibi told AFP he was hoping foreign banks would play a bigger role in developing Iraq’s financial system. From the banks’ point of view, he said, “the prospects are good, except for security.” But the foreign institutions that have already entered the Iraqi market through investments in local […]
Starting September 1, the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has announced it will be reducing the required reserve rate (RRR) from 20% to 15%. As this move frees up an additional 5% of deposits for the banks to lend out, you might think it would be positive for loan growth and stimulative for the economy […]
The Ninewa Investment Commission has granted 28 investment permits for investments totalling “more than $1 billion” [1.2 trillion Iraqi dinars] in the province. “The permits were granted to local businessmen to invest in the fields of agriculture, industry, tourism, health and education,” a source from the commission told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He explained that […]
A delegation of Russian companies met with the chairman of Basra Council on Thursday to discuss investment opportunities in the city, a media official of the Basra council said. “A delegation of Russian companies’ representatives held a meeting with Jabbar Amin, with whom they discussed investment opportunities in the city,” Hashem Ubeidi told Aswat al-Iraq […]
On August 8, the Iraq Securities Commission (ISC) announced that a total of 18 companies would be suspended for failing to submit their 2009 financials. Of these, 6 had already been suspended for never having submitted 2008 financials. (See the table for a complete list of the companies.) As of August 25, only four of […]
By Ahmad Saleh, IraqiXchange. Kindi Veterinary Vaccines (ISX: IKLV) surprises investors and announces after tax net profit of 378 mil IQD for 2009, up tenfold from the previous year. On August 18th it published its annual results and returned to trading after being suspended from the Iraq Stock Exchange earlier this month for not disclosing […]
A survey of more than 300 senior executives by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) found that foreign investors are still put off by violence in Iraq, but most companies believe the security situation will improve, despite the withdrawal of international troops. The EIU surveyed 367 senior executives from 52 countries about their perceptions of investment […]
We launch our new Jobs in Iraq page today on the IBN web site in response to reader demand. This is a free reciprocal service for Recruitment Agencies and Employers with jobs on offer in Iraq. For readers it provides a welcome source of employment options in a country crying out for skilled labour and […]
Energy companies from the UAE are interested in investing as Iraq’s oil and natural-gas industries, a government official said. “There are indications that the UAE will have a place in the petroleum and energy sector,” Abdullah Ibrahim Al Shehi, the country’s ambassador to Iraq, said on Monday at a gathering of diplomatic officials in Abu […]
A number of UAE companies wanting to launch investment projects in Basra province has increased in recent weeks, said a spokesman for Basra’s governor on Sunday. “Basra province received more than four UAE companies within a month,” Salem Al-Taqi, told AKnews. [We assume that “more than four” means “five” – Ed.] “Basra’s governor, Sheltag Aboud, […]
On August 11, the Iraqi paper Addustour (Constitution) reported that the government would be providing six hotels with a total of US$ 300 milion to upgrade their facilities in preparation for the Arab League summit, which is scheduled to be held in Baghdad next March. The six—the ISX-listed Palestine (HPAL), Babylon (HBAY), Baghdad (HBAG), Mansour […]