AK News reports that the Erbil Stock Exchange has opened for business. "The Kurdistan regional government (KRG) has continually strived to create an environment for the local businessmen and traders to have shares in the local companies of Kurdistan," the secretary of the high economic council of KRG, Izzat Mullah said. Erbil stock market is […]
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The Iraqi paper Addustour (Constitution) has reported that recent attacks on financial institutions have led some savers to withdraw cash from their bank deposits and keep it hidden at home. At first glance, it might seem that such a trend could potentially lead to runs on the banks or even a breakdown in the payments […]
China's Xinhua News Agency is so far the only source to report on Iraq's new five-year National Development Plan (NDP), announced on Sunday. The plan targets annual economic growth of 9.4 percent and attempts to cut unemployment. The country's 2010-2014 NDP was announced in a televised event in Baghdad attended by top Iraqi officials, including […]
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Over the last three months, stocks accounting for over half the turnover on the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) in the first quarter of this year have been suspended from trading. (See chart. Trading values for the quarter were computed from statistics available in the Rabee Securities Weekly Bulletin, online at http://rabeesecurities.com) Of the first quarter’s […]
As of June 17, year-to-date average daily turnover on the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) has remained subdued at just ID 2.2 billion (US$ 1.9 million). Surprisingly, however, large block trades on just 16 days (8 days in May, 4 in March, and 4 in January) accounted for 48% of YTD total trading. An easy way […]
Iraqi GDP growth remains at the mercy of the oil markets, with the economy growing 10.3% in 2008, slowing to 4.3% last year in the wake of the crash, and now expected to rebound to 7% this year as prices have recovered (according to the central bank’s latest forecast). This state of affairs has led […]
The Najaf Investment Commission has approved nine new investment projects at a total cost of $38 million (more than 45 billion dinars), raising the number of investment projects in the province to 65, head of the commission said on Wednesday. “The NIC gave nine new investment licenses in the health, entertainment, commercial and educational fields […]
Eighty investment permits have been granted to execute projects in Baghdad at a total cost of more than $100 billion. “The permits were granted in coordination between the Baghdad Mayoralty, Baghdad Investment Commission, and the National Investment Commission,” the Baghdad mayoralty said in a press release on Monday, as received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. […]
Iraq's government said it plans to embark on a roadshow June 27 to attract investments for projects including four domestic refineries worth more than $3 billion, pan-Arab Al Hayat daily reports Thursday.
Iraq will decrease its deficit to 8 percent over the next three years from 18 percent, the finance minister said on Wednesday, and envisioned a substantial increase in investment as a percentage of the budget.
Iraq’s government has ordered 500 Scania trucks, which are being assembled locally by the Iraqi state automotive company. Scania has also delivered about 30 trucks to private buyers since reentering the country at the end of last year.