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EU drops Iraq from List of High-Risk Countries for Money Laundering

By John Lee. The European Union's Ambassador to Iraq has announced that Iraq has been removed from its list of countries deemed to carry a high risk of money laundering. Following a meeting with Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad on Sunday, Ville Varjola tweeted: "Bringing the good news today to HE Prime Minister Mustafa […]

Financial Investigators prepare Taskforce Investigations

Iraqi Judges and Financial Investigators prepare Taskforce Investigations The Federal Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq, the Kurdistan Judicial Council and UNDP Iraq, with support from the U.S. Government, launched a series of workshops for investigative judges, prosecutors, investigators, auditors and financial analysts from all across Iraq in late November 2021. These workshops will aid Iraqi […]

Iraq joins China's AIIB as a "New Prospective Member"

The Board of Governors of China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved the application of Iraq to join the Bank. Iraq becomes AIIB's 51st regional member, bringing the Bank's approved membership to 105 in total. As a multilateral development bank with the mission of financing infrastructure for tomorrow, AIIB aims to support its members […]

Zwipe, INC to pilot Biometric Payment Cards in Iraq

By John Lee. Norwegian biometric authentication firm Zwipe¬†and International Network for Cards and Digital Payment Services (INC) have announced that they will pilot Biometric Payment Cards in Iraq. According to a press release from Zwipe, this will be the first biometric payment card pilot in the country, and INC will be offering issuance of white […]

1,000 SMEs Financed by IOM's Enterprise Development Fund

Sustainable Living in Iraq: A Milestone 1,000 SMEs Financed Through IOM's Enterprise Development Fund At the conclusion of Iraq's devastating conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), small and medium enterprises (SMEs) found themselves without access to the finance necessary to rebuild in the wake of the war's large-scale destruction. In […]

Iraq, UAE sign MoU on Banking Supervision

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12th December, to enhance cooperation on banking supervision matters. The MoU covers three main areas, including control and supervisory issues, the exchange of supervisory information, and strengthening bilateral co-operation on training workers and […]

KRG PM meets President of the Iraq Britain Business Council

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, on Saturday met Baroness Emma Nicholson, President of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). Prime Minister Barzani highlighted the reforms of the ninth cabinet, its bid to diversify the economy and crucially to make the Kurdistan Region a focal point for business. Baroness Nicholson […]