By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "On the Economics of Coiled springs, Crouching Tigers, and Chicken Lickens" The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, continued […]
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By Sajad Jiyad, for The Century Foundation (TCF). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Invest in Iraq's Potential -- or Pay for Its Neglect Iraq is currently teetering on the edge of collapse. Its economy is struggling, the country is reeling […]
Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 29th April 2021). Please click here to view a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD947 (-0.7%) / $825 (-0.7%) (weekly change) (+30.5% and +24.4% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]
Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) seminar to launch Professor Frank Gunter's publication on Corruption in Iraq: Corruption Worse Than ISIS: Causes and Cures for Iraqi Corruption In a well-attended online seminar, with leading International and Iraqi businesses, Embassy officials and media, Professor Frank Gunter outlined some of the key points in his paper on Corruption in […]
By John Lee. The Chairwoman of the National Investment Commission (NIC), Suha Dawood Najar (pictured), has launched the NIC's new online portal for receiving investment applications. The new service went live on the NIC's website -- www.investpromo.gov.iq -- on Wednesday. It will allow investors to create their own accounts, make applications and submit all required […]
By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi visited the head office of the National Investment Commission (NIC) on Wednesday and was briefed on the progress and obstacles facing investment in Iraq. According to a statement following the visit, the PM directed the cancellation of all licenses for investment projects whose completion rate is between 0 […]
By John Lee. The United Kingdom has removed Iraq from the list of high-risk third countries for the purposes of money laundering legislation. The new listing -- "Schedule 3ZA" -- does not include Iraq. This schedule replaces the list in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1675 of 14th July 2016 by identifying high-risk third countries with […]
Corruption Worse Than ISIS: Causes and Cures for Iraqi Corruption The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is delighted to invite you to the public launch of Professor Frank Gunter's new paper on corruption in Iraq on Monday 26th of April from 1pm - 2pm BST. Following the presentation of the paper there will be comments from […]
Alsaree3, Iraq's Popular Food Delivery App, and Al Zajel, E-logistics Company, Close Second Round of Investment Alsaree3 Group, consisting of Alsaree3 (food-delivery) and Al Zajel Express (last-mile delivery services), closed a 7-figure bridge round in late March 2021. Coordinated by Iraq Tech Ventures and Innovest ME, the round included prominent Iraqi investors such as Euphrates […]
Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 15th April 2021). Please click here to view a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. According to ISX's official letter, during the month Ramadan, official working hours will be from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm. Trading sessions will be as […]
By John Lee. The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has reportedly said it is interested in setting up a branch in Iraq. According to Shafaq, a delegation from the French development agency made the comment during a meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), Mustafa Ghaleb Mukhif. The AFD's websites says […]
From The Economist. Getting into Iraq may soon be much easier Visa-free travel is supposed to woo expats and tourists. Read the full article here (subscription needed).