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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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Bank of Baghdad gets New MD

By John Lee. The Bank of Baghdad (BOB) has reportedly announced the appointment of Mr. Faisal Al- Haimus as Managing Director. According to Radio Dijla, Mr. Al -Haimus has over twenty years of banking experience with Standard Chartered, HSBC and Mashreq Bank. (Source: Radio Dijla)

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Bank Earnings Take a Hit

By Mark DeWeaver. It’s been lackluster year for the ISX-listed banks. Total pre-tax profit for the 12 non-Islamic lenders that have reported so far fell 12% in the first half on a 3% decline in operating revenue, an 8% increase in operating expense, and a 21% increase in administrative expense. Earnings dropped at 7 of […]

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Major New Report on the Iraqi Banking Sector

Singapore-based Sansar Capital Management has issued a comprehensive new report on the Iraqi banking sector. The report finds that while the mix of an improving macro environment and security situation offer attractive investment ingredients, many challenges remain for those interested in participating through public markets. Nevertheless, Iraq remains one of the most under-banked countries in […]

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Citigroup, Bank of Baghdad Announce Strategic Partnership

Citigroup and Bank of Baghdad have announced a strategic partnership which offers corporate clients, with major business presence in Iraq, a seamless cash management solution and other relevant banking services. The client offer encompasses account services, domestic and international payments and collections, liquidity management and electronic banking solutions, backed by a comprehensive customer service and […]

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Banks’ bonus issues a disappointment so far

It’s always been a bit of a mystery why anyone should care about bonus share issues.  Since a company’s retained earnings are already owned by the shareholders, you would think that converting these earnings into shares shouldn’t have any effect on an investor’s returns.  Following a bonus, the share price should logically fall by an […]

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