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Iraq Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 171st out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2019 report, down from 168th place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iran ranked 128th, with Libya 186th. Doing […]

Iraq Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 168th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2018 report, down from 165th place the previous year. Despite the fall in the rankings, the report notes that over the previous year Iraq simplified the process of starting a business by combining multiple registration procedures […]

Getting Away With Murder

For the first time since the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) compiled the Impunity Index, Iraq is not ranked as the worldwide worst offender, as Somalia edged into that spot. Iraq’s numbers of unsolved murders remain staggering — 84 journalists have been slain with complete impunity over the last decade, far more than any other […]