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Core Inflation Drops to 5.9%

By John Lee. Iraq’s core inflation rate dropped to 5.9 percent year-on-year in July, Mudher Kasim, deputy governor of the Iraqi Central Bank, has told Reuters. The figure is down from 6.1 percent in June. Core inflation strips out fuel prices. (Source: Reuters)

Iraq’s Core Inflation Slows

Trade Arabia reports that Iraq’s core inflation slowed to 6.2 per cent in May, down from 6.7 per cent in April. The fall was due to a drop in the costs of food and housing said Mudher Kasim, deputy governor of the central bank. In April, the country saw high annual inflation mainly due to […]

ICB Grants Licences to Private Banks for more Branches

The Iraqi Central Bank (ICB) said it is granting licences to “a limited number” of private banks to increase their branches in Iraq. Deputy governor Muzher Mohammed Saleh said more than 40 banks were granted the licences. Iraq has about 800 bank branches, and the ICB has required all banks to have at least 250 […]

Iraqi Banks Must Increase Capital This Month

The deputy governor of the Iraqi Central Bank (ICB), Muzher Mohammed Saleh, has set a deadline for all banks in Iraq to increase their capital to at least 250bn IQD ($215m). He said: “We asked all banks in Iraq to increase their capital this month to strengthen their dealings and give more loans.” According to the report […]

Iraq begins Paying Warka Bank Depositors

The Central Bank of Iraq (ICB) said on Monday that it has begun to pay the small depositors in Warka Ahli Bank for Investment, reports AKnews. Following a financial crisis, the bank was placed under ‘guardianship’ in March. The Deputy governor of the bank, Muzher Mohammed Saleh said: “There is payment for small depositors in […]