Breakdown of Iraq’s 2010 Budget

The 2010 budget is for $71.29 billion and the second largest amount since Iraq regained its sovereignty in 2005. A breakdown of spending shows that operational spending, which goes towards salaries, pensions, and the food ration system is – again – almost ¾ of the budget, and that electricity appears to be the priority of […]

Iranian firms ready to invest in Iraq’s industry

A group of Iranian companies has expressed their readiness to invest in Iraq’s economic sector, particularly in the industrial field. “The head of the Baghdad Investment Commission, Shakir al-Zamili, has met with representatives of a group of Iranian firms working in different fields,” according to a statement released by the commission in Baghdad and received […]

Iraq Central Bank Cuts Key Rate to 6%

Bloomberg reports that the Iraqi Central Bank cut its key interest rate by one percentage point to 6%, to boost economic growth as inflation slows, according to figures posted on the bank’s website. The country’s real growth in gross domestic product probably slowed to 4.3 percent in 2009, from 9.5 percent the previous year, as […]