As we publish our first newsletter of the new year, we'd like to say a special word of thanks to all of our contributors, and especially to our Expert Bloggers, Ahmed Mousa Jiyad and Ahmed Tabaqchali (AFC Iraq Fund), who have given us the benefit of their wisdom and observations over the past twelve months. We look forward to reading more from them in the coming year.
We'd also like to thank all our readers and well-wishers for making Iraq Business News the must-read publication for everyone with an interest in Iraq, and we ask you to please support our valued advertisers, who make all of this possible.
It is also important to remember two Iraq-focussed charities that are doing amazing and much-needed work in the country:
Any donations made to them will make a big difference to the lives of so many vulnerable people in Iraq.
As we look ahead to the coming year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Iraq's non-oil real GDP growth to accelerate to 4 percent in 2023, which we hope will help to generate more opportunities for our readers.
With another challenging but potentially rewarding year to come, Iraq Business News will be with you every step of the way, wishing all of you a happy, peaceful and prosperous 2023.