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Five One Labs Launches Iraqi Investment Initiative

Five One Labs, a start-up incubator for Iraqi and Syrian entrepreneurs based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), has launched Five One Invest, an investment initiative that creates more efficient deal-making and matchmaking opportunities for local investors and increases access to capital for entrepreneurs as they scale. Five One Labs co-founder Alice Bosley said: […]

Trade Bank of Iraq names New Chairman

By John Lee. The Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has announced that Salem Chalabi [Salem Jawad Abdul Hadi Al-Jalabi] has taken over as the company's Chairman and President with immediate effect. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi appointed the Yale graduate to succeed Faisal Al Haimus, who has been named as head of the Iraq Securities Commission […]

Call for EU to Remove Iraq from List of High-Risk Countries

Foreign Minister Renews Call for European Commission to Remove Iraq from List of High-risk Countries in Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein has met with Mr. Josep Borrell, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in the European Union, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Minister Fuad Hussein […]

Capital Bank to buy Lebanon's Bank Audi

By John Lee. Jordan's Capital Bank has said that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire assets and liabilities of Lebanon's Bank Audi. It's Chairman told Reuters that the bank has already begun due diligence on buying Bank Audi's Iraqi units. Click here to see the stock market annoucement. Click here to read […]

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 […]