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Is US Policy causing Iraqi Dinar Problems?

By John Lee. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Iraqis are blaming the slump in the value of the Iraqi dinar on a recent policy change by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It says the NY Fed began enforcing tighter controls on dollar transactions by […]

Iraqi PM "Retires" Head of Trade Bank of Iraq

By John Lee. Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani has dismissed the President and Chairman of Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI). The state-run Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported that al-Sudani "referred" Dr Salem Chalabi (pictured) "to retirement". Widely respected internationally, Dr Chalabi had been appointed by the previous Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, in September 2020. According […]

Iraqi Dinar Slump: Central Bank Boss Replaced

By John Lee. The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reportedly been replaced, following the continuing fall in value of the Iraqi Dinar. Sources, including Associated Press, say that Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani accepted the resignation of Mustafa Ghaleb Mukheef [Makhaif] (pictured), while others say the Governor was "sacked." It is […]

Al-Sudani takes Measures to address Iraqi Dinar Fluctuation

By John Lee. On Sunday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani chaired a meeting with the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce to discuss the causes of the fluctuations in the Iraqi dinar exchange rate, and their impact on citizens. The meeting aimed to develop decisive solutions to stabilize the exchange rate and limit damage to […]

Iraq introduces Tax Incentives for Point-of-Sale (POS) Terminals

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has approved the recommendations of the Ministerial Council, encouraging the use of electronic point-of-sale (POS) terminals. The use of electronic transactions has been shown to improve security, efficiency and convenience for retailers and customers. Specifically, the cabinet approved the following measures: The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) simplifies the […]

Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) achieves Record Profits

By John Lee. The state-owned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has announced a net profit of 1.267 trillion Iraqi dinars (approx. $867 million) for the year just ended, making 2022 its most profitable year since its establishment in 2003. In a statement, the bank said the increase was due to the careful management of funds […]

CBI Approves Sale of Bank of Baghdad

By John Lee. Kuwait's Burgan Bank has announced that the sale of its 51.8-percent share in Bank of Baghdad (BBOB) to Jordan Kuwait Bank (JKB) has been approved by the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI). The deal's completion is subject to the fulfilment of legal documentation and Iraqi Stock Exchange requirements. Burgan Bank is a […]