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Newtechnic wins Contract for new Central Bank of Iraq

By John Lee. Newtechnic, which describes itself as a world leader in building engineering technology, has reportedly won the contract to design the facade and oversee the co-ordination and construction of the new Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) building in Baghdad. According to New Civil Engineer, the building, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), will […]

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% […]

Iraq Targets Terrorism Financing with Blacklist

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The UN’s committee overseeing sanctions on the Islamic State and al-Qaeda has approved an Iraqi request to include Al-Kawthar Money Exchange and its owner Umar al-Kubaysi, as well as Salem Mustafa Mohammed al-Mansour, aka […]

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 […]

Statement from IMF Mission on Iraq

The Iraqi authorities and the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) continued discussions in Amman from November 17 to 21, 2017 on the third review of Iraq’s 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). The IMF Executive Board approved the SBA on July 7, 2016 (See Press Release No. 16/321), and completed the second review on August […]

CBI directs Banks to implement SWIFT Standards

The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has directed all Iraqi banks to adopt user protection standards approved by SWIFT before the end of 2017. The bank explained that the standards of the 16-user protection network can be summed up by the need to restrict access to the Internet, separate sensitive systems from the overall IT environment, […]

CBI Stops Dollar Sales, Foreign Currency Transfers to Kurdistan

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) announced on Tuesday that it will block foreign currency transfers to Iraqi Kurdistan, and stop selling dollars to four major Kurdish banks. The decision part of an effort to put pressure on Iraqi Kurdistan after its population voted overwhelmingly in favour of breaking away from Iraq […]

Central Bank runs course on Combating Money Laundering

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has organized a course on combating money laundering, terrorism financing, compliance and risk management. The course was held from 17th to 20th September at the Central Bank building, under the supervision of the banking studies center. Sixty-one employees from government, private banks and money transfer companies […]

Central Bank to Tackle Hoarding of Iraqi Dinars

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has held symposium entitled “Analysis of the phenomenon of Hoarding in Iraq“, addressing the problem of people hoarding Iraqi dinars (IQD), and not making them available to the banking system. During the seminar, the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Ali Mohsen Ismail (pictured), pointed out […]

IS Plundered $800m in Cash From Iraq

By John Lee. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has reportedly plundered more than $800 million from Iraqi bank facilities and reserves. According to a new report from the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), the group has taken $101 million and 856.5 billion Iraqi dinars ($727.6 million) from banks in the territory it […]