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Iraq’s legendary Copper Markets fade away

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.  Mohammad Hassan worries about the steady decline in the number of customers who come to his shop in Baghdad’s Souk al-Safafeer, the legendary copper market in the neighborhood of Bab […]

Iraq’s Financial Problems “Cyclical”

At the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)‘s Spring Conference in London last week, there was a general feeling that the downturn in oil prices is temporary, and that Iraq’s finances will rebound in due course. Referring to the long-term trend in oil prices, Vikas Handa of Weir Group was adamant that “there is only one […]

Video: Iraq’s Copper Artisans Dying Out

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For centuries, Iraq has been famous for it’s copper handicrafts. And for generations, some of the best artisans worked from the Safafeer Market in central Baghdad. But, as Imtiaz Tyab reports, the industry […]