Tag Archives | Ahmed Tabaqchali

2019 Market Review and 2020 Outlook

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. Stop the Press: Just as this article was being readied for publication, the news came of a US strike in Baghdad that targeted a car […]

Market Review: “Fundamentals on the Upswing …”

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: “Fundamentals on the Upswing, Market continues to Bottom” The demonstrations which resumed in the last week of October persisted into November and seem […]

Tabaqchali: Market continues to Bottom, while Breadth Broadens

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: “Market continues to bottom, while breadth broadens” Demonstrations resumed during the last week of October, following a two-week lull since they started. While […]

Conference: Find Out What’s Happening in Iraqi Business

From Peace to prosperity: The Conference to find out what’s happening for Iraq business. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) Autumn Conference in Dubai on December 8th is set against a backdrop of relative peace and security in Iraq, and the prospect of oil revenues surging through the economy is driving a wider range of […]

Market Review: “The Economy, the Protests and the Govt”

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: “The Economy, the Protest Movement and the Government” In early October Iraq, Baghdad in particular, erupted in massive demonstrations, that at the time […]

Market Review: “IMF Revises Growth Estimates Higher”

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. The market’s action in July was so quiet that it turned activities like watching paint dry into spectator sports, as the start of the peak […]

Market Review: “Heatwaves and Budget Surpluses”

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. The market took a breather, after the blistering May rally, to end the month down -0.71% as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index […]

Iraqi Stock Market wakes up from its Slumber

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. The market finally woke up from its multi-month slumber, increasing by +14.7% for the month as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISUSD Index, in the […]

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Iraq’s Civil Movement

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. Iraq’s new entrepreneurial generation of civil activists’ sense of civic duty flourished during the trauma brought by the ISIS takeover of a third of the country in 2014, and has continued to grow since then as reviewed in a recent report. The report into “A New Generation of […]

Market Review: “Economy continues to Recover”

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. The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISUSD Index, increased by +2.5% in April, bringing the YTD decline to -11.8%. Average daily turnover, excluding […]