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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 […]

Iraqi Foreign Reserves Fall to $50bn

By John Lee. The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), Ali al-Alak, has reportedly said that Iraq’s foreign reserves have dropped to $50 billion. According to a report from Reuters, this is down from $59 billion at the end of October 2015. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced plans to narrow the public […]