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New Book: The Political Economy of Iraq

The Political Economy of Iraq: Restoring Balance in a Post-Conflict Society (Second Edition) by Frank R. Gunter, Published by Edward Elgar, October 2021   "Frank Gunter has written the definitive account in English of the contemporary Iraqi economy...Following a brief history and overview, chapters cover social indicators, corruption, macroeconomic policy, state-owned enterprises, entrepreneurship, oil, agriculture, […]

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 […]

Germany, IOM Supporting Economic Recovery in Iraq

Germany, IOM Reaffirm Partnership to Support Economic Recovery in Iraq Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which employ roughly half of Iraq's workers, were severely impacted by the conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the resulting economic slowdown undermined the gradual progress SMEs had made toward […]

ZoodPay accelerates expansion in Iraq with $38m Fundraising

ZoodPay, the "Buy Now Pay Later" (BNPL) app, has announced that it has successfully completed a $38-million Series B fundraising. London based VC Sturgeon Capital, Zain Group's venture capital arm 'Zain Ventures', and other existing investors joined the funding round. Headquartered in Switzerland, the ZoodPay & ZoodMall app has already more than 8 million users […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 11th November 2021). Please click here to view a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD974 (+1.0%) / $854 (+1.0%) (weekly change) (+34.2% and +28.8% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

IBBC Dubai Autumn Conference fields Top Speakers in All Sectors

As a measure of confidence in the global and Iraqi economy, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is seeing a marked upswing in quality and quantity of speakers at the Autumn Conference at the Address hotel, Dubai 22nd November. The topic, in line with COP26 and the new energy horizon, is one of sustainability. Not […]

Iraqi Market Review: "Continued Momentum"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Strategist of AFC Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, was up 2.4%, and 25.7% for the year. While 10 months do not make a year, […]