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Zain Takes Step towards IPO

By John Lee. Zain Iraq has moved a step closer to launching its mandatory initial public offering (IPO), by establishing a new holding company in Iraq through which it will list 25 percent of its shares on the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) towards the end of the year. The new company, named Al-Khatem Telecommunications, floated […]

Zain Iraq Plans IPO by July

John Lee. Zain Iraq‘s Chief Financial Officer, Wael Ghanayem (pictured), has told Bloomberg that the company plans to list 25 percent of its shares on the Iraq Stock Exchange  (ISX) by the end of June. But Geoffrey Batt, managing director of the $44 million Euphrates Iraq Fund, told the news agency: “A more realistic estimate is […]

Zain Iraq Invests $20m to List on Stock Market

Iraq’s biggest mobile phone operator, Zain Iraq, has invested about $20 million in its efforts to list on the local stock exchange, according to a report from Reuters. Chief executive Emad Makiya told the agency: “We have invested a lot of money. We have invested over $20 million in this. We have hired lawyers, we […]

Iraq Seeks up to $700bn Investment in Infrastructure

Sami al Araji, chairman of Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC), has told a business audience in New Delhi that his country needs $500-$700 billion in investment to rebuild its infrastructure. Araji compared the opportunities in Iraq to “Germany after the Second World War”, adding, “our message to the world is that we are open for […]

2 of the 3 Mobile Telcos Select Banks for IPO

Asiacell has selected HSBC and Morgan Stanley to manage its initial public offering (IPO) on the Iraqi bourse, according to Bloomberg. Chief Executive Officer Diar Ahmed told the news agency that the company will offer 25 percent of its shares, but did not specify when. The company, which is an affiliate of Qatar Telecom, is […]

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 […]

Citigroup Hires Diplomat to Spearhead Iraq Expansion

Bloomberg reports that Citigroup, the U.S. bank which earns about a $1 billion in revenue from the Middle East, has hired a former U.S. diplomat to oversee its team in Iraq as the holder of the world’s fourth-biggest oil reserves rebuilds its economy. “We are very optimistic about Iraq over the next three to five […]