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Budget Surplus Soars, but Markets continue to Bottom

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 followed through with its longer-term bottoming process as the July interim bottom was tested this month. After having rallied 14.5% in July from […]

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Iran, Sanctions and Iraq: The Bigger Picture

By Ahmed Tabaqchali. Originally published by Iraq in Context; re-published by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Current analysis of renewed Iran sanctions often overlooks the wider context of Iraq’s regional trading relations.  The extent of Iraq’s compliance with […]

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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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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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“Steady Increase” in the Iraqi Dinar

By John Lee. There has been a steady increase in the market price of the Iraqi Dinar (IQD) versus the USD, according to an Iraq Business News Expert Blogger. In his market report for the month of June, Ahmed Tabaqchali said the premium over the official exchange rate has fallen to 1.2 percent, the lowest […]

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Market Review: “Of Banks and Budget Surpluses”

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. Activity in the economy at large, and the market in particular, came to a virtual standstill at the start of the month as it coincided […]

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Market Review: Elections, the Economy and the Stock Market

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 Elections, the Economy and the Stock Market A key aspect of the Iraq investment opportunity is arbitraging the delta between real and […]

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Market Review: Market Consolidates & Banks Correct

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’s consolidation continued for the second month running with both turnover and the market continuing to decline. Average daily turnover declined by about -57% […]

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Market Review: Market Consolidates

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 consolidated its recent gains with both prices and turnover declining from those of the prior month. Average daily turnover declined by about 15% […]

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Market Review: Momentum & High-Quality Leadership

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 positive momentum which started during the second half of January continued unabated throughout February with both prices and turnover increasing meaningfully. The market, […]

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“It’s Not the Donations, Stupid”: Key Points from Kuwait Conference

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. ‘It’s Not the Donations, Stupid’: Key Points from the Kuwait Conference With a few exceptions, the coverage of the “Kuwait International Conference for the […]

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