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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 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 […]

Sharp Recovery in Non-Oil GDP Predicted

By John Lee. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted average growth of 3.1 percent annually in Iraq’s non-oil real GDP until the end of 2022. This compares to an average fall of 7.2 percent per annum from 2014 to 2016, following the insurgency by the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). It also […]

Financial Fraudsters Hit ‘Dollar Market’ In Kurdistan

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Iraqi Kurdistan, locals often trust the local exchange counter more than big banks. But a recent rash of fraud on the informal money market has seen savings lost and […]

Iran Proposes Visa-Free Regime with Iraq, Trade in Own Currencies

Iran’s first vice-president put forward a proposal to lift visa requirements for the Iranian and Iraqi travelers, and also called for trade exchanges between the two countries using their own currencies, namely rial and dinar. Addressing a meeting of high-ranking delegations from Iran and Iraq, attended by the visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and […]

Currency Auction Results, 7th June

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 35 banks and 10 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Wednesday. A total of $152,560,881 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

Currency Auction Results, 6th June

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 35 banks and 9 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Tuesday. A total of $159,467,043 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

Currency Auction Results, 5th June

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 36 banks and 10 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Monday. A total of $157,268,429 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

Currency Auction Results, 25th May

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 38 banks and 10 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Thursday. A total of $158,102,404 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

Currency Auction Results, 24th May

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 39 banks and 10 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Wednesday. A total of $150,321,047 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

Currency Auction Results, 23rd May

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 40 banks and 10 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Tuesday. A total of $154,598,421 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

Currency Auction Results, 18th May

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 38 banks and 10 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Thursday. A total of $153,858,635 sold at a price of 1184 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)