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Iraqi Govt Relaxes Monetary Policy

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has said it is relaxing monetary policy to help businesses and people on low incomes. Ammar Mohammed (pictured), the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), said the measures include the provision of "soft" loans up to a value of 15 million Iraqi dinars (IQD) [$10,250], with […]

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Iraq passes $89bn Federal Budget Bill

By Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq passes $89 billion federal budget bill The budget confronted issues of unemployment, currency devaluation and non-oil revenues and was passed as lawmakers prepare for October's general election; the […]

Iraq seeks to Recover Looted Funds

By John Lee. The Iraqi President, Barham Salih (pictured), has reportedly announced new legal measures to recover funds looted from Iraq. Economist Basem Jamil Antoun told Asharq Al-Awsat that funds stolen since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 are estimated at $250 billion. Click here to read the full story. (Source: Asharq Al-Awsat)

First Iraqi Bank (FIB) selects ICSFS platform

By John Lee. First Iraqi Bank (FIB), a newly established digital bank in Iraq, has reportedly selected the ICS BANKS digital banking platform from ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), to start its operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Shaymaa Ali Hussein, Managing Director of First Iraqi Bank said: "The need for a digital bank in Iraq today […]

Iraq tackles Corruption in Currency Auctions

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Addressing the meeting, the Prime Minister said the reserves of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) have increased by $4 billion, adding that the government has been able to tackle what it describes as "the […]

Iraq "in Talks" with IMF for $6bn Loan

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly in discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to secure a $6 billion loan to help its finances. Finance Minister Ali Allawi (pictured) told Bloomberg that Iraq can apply for $2 billion in quick financing from a special mechanism to help Covid-battered economies, followed by an additional $4 million.. […]