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Iraq asks Germany to Help with Removal from EU Blacklist

Foreign Minister Calls on his German Counterpart to Support the Removal of Iraq from List of High-risk Countries in Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Iraqi Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from German Foreign Minister Mr. Heiko Maas. The two Ministers discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and the prospects for […]

Türk Eximbank gives $79m Reinsurance to UKEF

By John Lee. Turkey's official export credit agency has reportedy agreed to provide $79.2 million in reinsurance support to its U.K. counterpart's energy projects in Iraq. According to Daily Sabah, Türk Eximbank will provide UK Export Finance (UKEF) with cash in proportion to the value of Turkish exports and services that will be used in […]

Iraqi Parliament Approves Massive Borrowing

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has reportedly authorised borrowing of up to $5 billion (Dh18bn) from abroad after the fall in oil prices caused a financial crunch. According to The National, the vote came a few days rating agency Fitch forecast the economy to shrink 9 per cent this year and debt to skyrocket. […]

Fitch affirms Negative Outlook for TBI

By John Lee. Fitch Ratings has affirmed Trade Bank of Iraq's (TBI) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B-' with Negative Outlook. A full list of rating actions is below. The Negative Outlook mirrors that on the sovereign. This reflects the impact of oil price slump on Iraq's fiscal and external finances, near-term uncertainty over […]

Fitch Downgrades Outlook for Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI)

By John Lee. Fitch Ratings has revised the outlook for the Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) from "Stable" to "Negative". In a statement, it says that TBI's Issuer Default Rating (IDR)s are driven by the bank's Viability Rating (VR) and underpinned by potential sovereign support. "The revision of the Outlook to Negative from Stable follows […]

Covid-19: Iraq asks IMF for Debt Deferment

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq asks IMF for debt deferment due to coronavirus crisis The economic and finance adviser to Iraq's Prime Minister has revealed that talks are taking place […]

Trade Bank of Iraq Increases Capital to $3bn

Trade Bank of Iraq Announces Capital Increase to USD 3 Billion Under New Three Year Strategic Vision The Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has announced a new capital increase that aims to raise the bank's financial strength in line with the new strategic vision for 2020-23. The bank has increased its capital to USD 3 […]