Privatisation Opportunities to Continue in Iraq

We want the ministry to become just a regulating and monitoring authority, and not a holding company running 60 companies”, he said.

But unlike the fire-sale of Russian state assets under President Boris Yeltsin, Iraq envisages a gradual and planned off-loading of these facilities over a ten-year period. This works out at an average of around two plants per month being offered to the private sector, so investors should have plenty of opportunities to consider.

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